WASHINGTON – Oct. 12, 2018 —Tomás Leonard, a shareholder in the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at the 2nd International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Peruvian Arbitration Day Oct. 12 in Lima, Peru. The two-day event is organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Commission on Arbitration & ADR of ICC Peru.
The ICC Peruvian Arbitration Day focused on how to avoid corruption in arbitral proceedings, how to manage illegal evidence, the implications of criminal investigations on the arbitral proceedings, and the responsibility of arbitrators and arbitral institutions.
Leonard spoke on the panel titled, “The Role of Arbitration Tribunals in the Face of Corruption,” addressed corruption in both international commercial and investment contracts, competition, arbitrability, and international public order and corruption cases in Latin American construction contracts. Other panelists included Kate Brown de Vejar, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; Eric Franco, Engie Perú; and Jean-Marie Vulliemin, FRORIEP Legal SA. Cecilia O´Neill, Universidad del Pacífico.
The ICC is a world business organization helping businesses of all sizes and in all countries to operate both internationally and responsibly. With a global network of over six million members in more than 100 countries, the ICC works to promote international trade, responsible business conduct, and provide a global approach to regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities along with market leading dispute resolution services.
Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Leonard focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation covering primarily foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin American countries. He advises and represents both private investors and sovereign states in international arbitration proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and other forums. Leonard also represents clients in trade disputes before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to practicing law in the United States, he practiced in Argentina, representing financial institutions, investment funds, and international investors in corporate, finance, and banking matters.
Greenberg Traurig’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice comprises a multidisciplinary, globally integrated team that helps businesses avoid or resolve disputes efficiently and effectively around the world. The firm offers clients tailored services in harmony with their needs and for the specific transaction or dispute they are dealing with.
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