Topic: Criminal proceedings

Peru’s evidence in Odebrecht cases leads to rift with Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have reportedly suspended cooperation with Peru on high-profile corruption investigations because of concerns about the state’s use of evidence in arbitrations relating to Odebrecht projects.

24 November 2022

Convicted businesswoman seeks to revive Kuwait claim

A Russian businesswoman who took refuge in an embassy after being convicted of money laundering in Kuwait has applied to revive her US$150 million investment treaty claim against the Gulf state.

14 November 2022

Panama defeats ICSID claim over corruption probe

Panama has defeated an ICSID claim worth over US$100 million brought by a US engineering company and its CEO who said they were unjustly targeted by corruption and money laundering probes.

17 October 2022

Croatia fails to reopen award after bribery verdict

A Swiss court has refused Croatia’s request for review of an UNCITRAL award in favour of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL in the wake of a corruption verdict against a former prime minister, ruling the arbitrators were not bound by the findings of the Croatian criminal courts.

13 October 2022

French judge probes Congo corruption claim

Leading French arbitrator Yves Derains has told GAR he welcomes the news that French authorities have opened a judicial investigation after the Republic of the Congo accused him of corruption in connection with a billion-euro ICC award.

30 August 2022

Steinmetz group tries to revive claim against Guinea

A mining group founded by Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz that saw its US$5 billion ICSID claim against Guinea thrown out because of “overwhelming evidence” of corruption has applied to annul the award.

25 August 2022

Criminal conviction raises stakes in airline catering dispute

A Korean executive’s conviction last week on criminal charges relating to an airline catering contract is expected to be raised in a pending Singapore challenge to a US$1.78 billion ICC award.

23 August 2022

Russian claimant holed up in embassy loses case against Kuwait

A businesswoman who took refuge in the Russian embassy in Kuwait after being convicted of money laundering and embezzlement has lost an investment treaty claim against the Gulf state relating to her treatment.

15 August 2022

Boris Johnson’s brother threatens claim against Mongolia

The half-brother of UK prime minister Boris Johnson has warned he may bring a US$50 million investment treaty claim against Mongolia for denial of justice over its failure to pursue a fraud prosecution against his local business partner.

03 August 2022

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

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