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Caline Mouawad to Speak at 2023 World Arbitration Update

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May 2023 – Chaffetz Lindsey’s Caline Mouawad will speak at the upcoming World Arbitration Update on Monday, May 22nd at 11am EST. The World Arbitration Update (WAU) will update the global community on topics of investment and international commercial arbitration and public international law in a decentralized forum.

Caline will join Pedro Soto (Gibson Dunn), Guled Yusuf (Allen & Overy), David Khachvani (Lévy Kaufman-Kohler) and Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou (Independent Arbitrator) for the panel “Corruption in Investment Projects: The Standard of Proof and the Consequences for Investment Arbitration.” In this discussion, panelists will (i) consider the consequences of corruption for the arbitration depending on whether the corrupt acts took place when the investment was made or when the investment was already operating in the host State; and (ii) address the standard of proof that applies to allegations of corruption in the context of in investment projects, (iii) analyze the lack of clarity and consensus on what the standard of proof is when dealing with allegations of corruption; and (iv) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a more flexible and case-sensitive standard. Rainbow Willard (Willard Arbitration) will moderate.

About World Arbitration Update

WAU connects different regions with the global community aiming to decentralize and further expand international arbitration and public international law. At WAU, practitioners, States, private parties, arbitrators, international organizations, academics and students have the possibility to engage with each other and nourish the conversation on investment and international commercial arbitration, while being members of a forum that integrates the world through connectivity and precise updates.

Event Details

Time: Monday, May 22nd| 11:00am-12:30am EST

Location: Virtual

Register for the virtual event here.

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