Fellows in the News
Basel Gold Day - 9 October
Mark Pieth is leading a virtual conference on 9 October on how to ensure that gold supply chains are free of human rights and environmental harms. Registration is free.
The Promise and Perils of Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Jennifer Arlen has published a chapter in Tina Søreide and Abiola Makinwa (eds.) Negotiated Settlements in Bribery Cases - A Principled Approach, identifying the steps countries need to take in order to use DPAs to deter corporate crime, and evaluating recent reforms in the U.K. and France.
Blogs of Interest
UEFA Successfully Represented before Federal Supreme Court
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules in favor of Saverio Lembo’s client in litigation involving match fixing.
Ce qui compte pour les victimes de viol, c’est que leur parole soit prise au sérieux dans des délais courts
In an article published by “LeMonde,” Stephane Bonifassi advocates for the use of guilty pleas in criminal rape cases in France.
Corruption risks and remedies in a crisis – insights from an ADB webinar
During a recent webinar organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Gretta Fenner gave a presentation on anti-corruption in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and shared insights on how to address potential risks.
Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez’s former nurse
In an interview with the AP, Mark Pieth discusses a Swiss bank’s role in the unexplained wealth investigation involving Hugo Chavez’s former nurse.
World Bank’s enforcement approach needs review, say lawyers
In GIR’s review of the World Bank’s treatment of debarments, Lucinda Low shared her observations about debarment and how detrimental it can be to companies.
Swiss Attorney General Offers to Quit After Court Rebuke Over FIFA Meeting by Reuters
Professor Pieth shares his concerns about the length of time it took for Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber to step down.
Three Takes on the Same Corruption Allegations
Stéphane Bonifassi co-wrote an article with Elena Fedorova, a partner at Bonifassi Avocats. In this article, they address the need for uniformity in international arbitration when addressing corruption allegations.
Opinion Underscores Need for Formal Rules on U.S. Lawyers’ Duty to Avoid Aiding in Crime or Fraud
Bruce Zagaris addresses legal ethics in the U.S., gatekeepers’ regulation, and the potential liability of U.S. lawyers for failing to ask enough questions of new and existing clients in this article.