Arbitration, Corruption, and Voluntary Self-Disclosures: What are the Options?

A company in the midst of arbitration proceedings that discovers potential bribery related to the contract at issue faces inherently irreconcilable conflicts – does it attempt to confine the allegations within the arbitration proceeding or does it disclose them to anti-corruption authorities to stave off potentially astronomical fines? It is critical to understand how the corruption issues will impact the arbitration and vice versa in order to make the appropriate strategic decisions. As often happens, timing is everything ... and nothing.

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