BCLP’s International Arbitration Survey Article

ArbitralWomen Members Encouraged to Participate in BCLP’s International Arbitration Survey on Corruption and the Challenges It Poses for Arbitration

8 July, 2024

ArbitralWomen members are encouraged to share their views on corruption and the challenges it poses for the arbitration process by participating in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP’s (BCLP) International Arbitration Survey 2024.

Corruption is a complex social, political, and economic phenomenon. Despite international efforts to combat corruption, it continues to affect all countries and to infiltrate all business sectors. Corruption remains one of the biggest challenges facing international commerce and, as a result, allegations of corruption regularly feature in transactions disputed in international arbitration.

The recent, much-publicised court decisions arising from the arbitration between Process & Industrial Developments Limited and The Federal Republic of Nigeria have highlighted the challenges of arbitrating corruption allegations.

BCLP’s survey canvases views on whether the arbitration process is sufficiently robust to deal with those challenges or if changes need to be made to reinforce the integrity of the arbitration process and protect it from the risk of abuse.

Participate in the survey here: BCLP International Arbitration Survey 2024.

The survey is open until 31 July 2024. The survey report will be published later this year.

Any queries relating to the survey should be directed to Victoria Clark, Knowledge Counsel at BCLP LLP, at Victoria.clark@bclplaw.com.

Submitted by ArbitralWomen member Victoria Clark, Knowledge Counsel, BCLP LLP