March 2016 – Global Arbitration Review presented their annual GAR Live one-day conference at The Hotel Unique, São Paulo on March 17, 2016, in association with CAM/CCBC. Sessions at the conference included “What are the challenges and particularities of arbitrations involving states and state-owned entities?;” “Private vs public disputes – a view from inside;” “The boom in anti-corruption investigations and the effect on arbitration;” and “So-called guerrilla tactics and their use in international arbitration.”
Chaffetz Lindsey partner Yasmine Lahlou spoke on a panel titled “The boom in anti-corruption investigations and the effect on arbitration,” which addressed how the significant increase in anti-corruption legislation and investigations around the world, including Brazil, is taking its toll on the world of arbitration. The panel discussed how an arbitrator should act or react in cases in which there are corruption allegations and which of the many global laws, many with extra-territorial reach, apply. Other panelists included Marcelo Muriel of Muriel Medici Franco, Klaus Reichert SC of Brick Court Chambers, Luiz Olavo Baptista of Atelier Jurídico. The panel was moderated by Adriana Braghetta of L.O. Baptista, Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira & Agel.