Craig Orr QC recently participated in a conference on Arbitration and Crime: Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration co-organised by the Basel Institute on Governance, the University of Basel and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.

The conference addressed issues concerning the proof of corruption, and consequences of proving corruption in international commercial and investment arbitrations.  Craig Orr QC gave presentations on (a) arguments of estoppel, waiver and acquiescence that might be deployed to counter a host state’s reliance on corruption, (b) the voidability of contracts for corruption under English law and (c) challenges to enforcement of arbitral awards on public policy grounds under English law.  ].