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Arbitrators jailed in Peru amid Odebrecht corruption scandal

By Cosmo Sanderson

08 November 2019

Arbitrators jailed in Peru amid Odebrecht corruption scandal

A Peruvian judge has ordered the pre-trial detention of 14 arbitrators – including one who has sat at ICSID – for 18 months while they are investigated for allegedly taking bribes to favour scandal-hit construction company Odebrecht in a series of disputes that cost the state more than US$250 million.