Topic: Criminal proceedings

Mexico faces claim over fraud investigation

A Singaporean marine services provider has filed an investment treaty claim against Mexico after vessels belonging to its subsidiary were seized as part of a fraud investigation targeting one of Latin America’s largest oil services companies.

08 May 2018

Success fee in VIAC case triggers criminal probe

Slovakian police have frozen the bank account of a local attorney as they investigate a state entity’s decision to promise him a €77 million success fee to appear in a case at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre.

24 November 2017

Uruguayan criminal proceedings can continue, rules ICSID tribunal

An ICSID tribunal hearing a claim against Uruguay has refused to restrain the state from pursuing criminal proceedings against two of the claimants’ witnesses – who are accused of falsifying certain documents presented in the course of the arbitration.

24 February 2017

Djibouti claim sunk after corruption ruled out

UPDATED. The East African state of Djibouti has lost its claim against a Dubai state-owned ports operator after an LCIA tribunal rejected allegations that a concession to operate Africa’s largest container terminal was secured through bribery.

22 February 2017

ISDS: a shield for the criminal and corrupt?

In the wake of a journalistic exposé of investment treaty arbitration that claims it "helps executives convicted of crime escape punishment", leading international lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC has acknowledged that international arbitration and crime increasingly collide, posing challenges for arbitrators and practitioners and from a public policy perspective.

14 September 2016

Bribery prosecution in Romania triggers ICSID claim

An insurance and media tycoon convicted of bribing judges by the Romanian courts is the victim of a politically motivated campaign that has denied him urgent medical care, it is alleged in a new ICSID claim against the state.

29 July 2016

Pugachev convicted over funding of treaty claim

19 February 2016

Argentina targets funder and counsel over ICSID “fraud”

16 September 2015

ICSID panel restrains criminal investigation in Laos

09 June 2014

Former head of Romanian chamber charged with bribery

28 May 2014

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