Topic: Disciplinary procedures

Ex-CIArb deputy fined after sexual assault conviction

A former deputy director general of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges has been fined by a UK disciplinary body but will be allowed to continue in practice.

18 August 2023

Pinsent Masons hires from Betto in Paris

Gaëlle Filhol has left troubled French disputes boutique Betto Perben to join the partnership at Pinsent Masons in Paris.

19 April 2023

Former law firm partner charged with bankruptcy fraud

A former international arbitration partner at several well-known law firms has been charged with making false statements in US bankruptcy proceedings.

29 March 2023

Betto loses appeal against Paris Bar sanction

A French court has upheld a Paris Bar Council decision sanctioning arbitration lawyer Jean-Georges Betto for creating a “sexualised climate” at his law firm, while extending the length of his temporary ban from practice from two to six months.

27 January 2022

Ex-Gibson Dunn partner struck off

JUDGMENT NOW AVAILABLE: Former Gibson Dunn disputes partner Peter Gray has been struck off the roll of solicitors of England and Wales, six years after he was found to have deliberately misled the High Court.

09 April 2021

Betto faces criminal inquiry after Paris Bar sanction

Prominent French arbitration lawyer Jean-Georges Betto is reportedly facing a criminal investigation for alleged sexual and moral harassment, months after being sanctioned by the Paris Bar Council over inappropriate behaviour towards employees at his law firm.

01 July 2020

Betto sanctioned over “sexualised climate” at Paris firm

Prominent French arbitration lawyer Jean-Georges Betto has been sanctioned by the Paris Bar Council for creating an “unhealthy, sexualised climate” at his law firm, following complaints by two former associates.

20 January 2020

CIArb gets disclosure in aid of disciplinary action

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has been granted access to English court documents relating to the disqualification of a well-known construction arbitrator for use in disciplinary proceedings against him.

29 April 2019

Clifford Chance partner fined over role in third-party funded lawsuit

A UK disciplinary body has fined Clifford Chance and a member of its international arbitration practice, Alex Panayides, £50,000 each over their role in a controversial litigation that left a group of third-party funders on the hook for tens of millions in legal costs.

04 December 2017

White & Case fined over conflict of interest in oligarch dispute

White & Case has been fined £250,000 in the UK for failing to identify a conflict of interest in a US$2 billion dispute over Ukrainian iron assets - while a senior arbitration partner known for Russia-related work was personally fined £50,000 for his role.

20 July 2017

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