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Day 10 of Signature’s Slide Show series – Arbitration will not be used as a means to endorse a corruption agreement

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The red flags – or circumstantial evidence – test is now clearly established as the Paris Court of Appeal’s preferred means of looking at whether enforcement of an award will give effect to a corruption agreement in the French legal order.

Latest cases from the Paris Court of Appeal in 2020, such as the Libya v. Sorelec case confirm its application in annulment proceedings where corruption allegations have not been invoked during the arbitration proceedings. This case should push arbitral tribunal to be extremely cautious as we wait for a decision from the Supreme Court.

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