Topic: Criminal proceedings

Vietnam media group liable in M&A dispute

A SIAC tribunal has ordered a Vietnamese media group to pay nearly US$27 million to the Korean buyers of its interest in an electronic payments business that was implicated in an illegal online gambling ring.

13 January 2022

Bühler faces bid to revive conflict complaint

After the Paris Bar Council cleared him of an alleged conflict of interests relating to work at his old firm Jones Day, international arbitration practitioner Michael Bühler is facing a novel effort to reopen the allegation in the French courts.

10 December 2021

Success fee row leads to fraud conviction

A French-Italian consultant is fighting to overturn her conviction on fraud charges over her work on an enforcement matter against Equatorial Guinea – a saga that has also led to an ICC award finding she was wrongly deprived of a success fee.

10 December 2021

Orange head resigns after guilty verdict in Tapie affair

Stéphane Richard has resigned as chairman and CEO of Orange after being convicted over his role in the French government’s decision to submit a €400 million dispute with the late French businessman Bernard Tapie to arbitration.

26 November 2021

Ex-Cooley lawyer convicted of fraud

A court in London has convicted ex-Cooley lawyer Joshua Brien of defrauding the Commonwealth Secretariat and his former law firm out of over £600,000, including by misdirecting fees paid by an arbitration client and the government of the Maldives.

13 September 2021

Five convicted over fake arbitration in Geneva

A prominent international sports official and his former lawyer have received jail sentences after being convicted of forgery in Geneva over their role in a fake arbitration.

10 September 2021

Bahrain announces criminal verdict as deliberations under way

Bahrain has announced the outcome of criminal proceedings regarding the activities of Iranian banks, as deliberations are under way in a sensitive investment treaty case over whether one of the banks was the victim of a politically-motivated expropriation.

09 August 2021

Gold trader takes Peru to ICSID over criminal probes

A Dubai-based precious metals company has launched a US$75 million ICSID claim against Peru after it was targeted by authorities investigating alleged illegal gold trading and money laundering.

21 May 2021

Arbitrator conflict leads to human rights ruling

The European Court of Human Rights has found that an Italian power company’s right to a fair trial was violated because of an arbitrator’s failure to disclose his ties to Enel – while declining to order Italy to pay compensation of €1.2 billion.

21 May 2021

Russian bankers must face fraud suit as LCIA award looms

Three Russian bankers have failed to knock out conspiracy claims brought against them in a UK court over an alleged US$800 million fraud, as related allegations are weighed by an LCIA tribunal.

23 March 2021

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