Topic: Disciplinary procedures

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

English bar’s disciplinary body clears silk

Khawar Qureshi QC, an English silk known for his international arbitration and litigation work, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Bar Standards Board – after he reported himself to the authority in the wake of accusations he misled a court in a freezing order application.

01 August 2016

CIArb shows policing potential by expelling Ukrainian lawyer

Showing its potential to uphold ethical conduct in international arbitrations, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators has expelled a Ukrainian lawyer for false representations regarding the engagement of experts on Kazakh tax law for an ICSID case.

11 March 2016

English silk reports himself to disciplinary body

18 June 2015

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