Mr. Tomislav Šunjka will be attending the Arbitration and Crime – Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration Conference in Basel, Switzerland, from 11th to 12th of January 2018.
Both in investment and in commercial arbitration, it has become more and more frequent that a party raises the objection of corruption, money laundering, fraud, or bid-rigging. The challenges this presents for arbitrators and parties are considerable: What are the limits of the objection, how do you prove it, how can you fight unfounded allegations? If proven, the problems really only begin: What are the consequences? Is jurisdiction denied or is the issue dealt with on merits? How does one balance a huge claim denied against a doubtful victory, in particular where both parties carry part of the blame?
The full agenda for the conference can be found here.