Utilise white-collar crime lawyers in arbitration, urge panelists

White-collar crime lawyers as well as practitioners from other legal disciplines should be used more often during arbitration proceedings, agreed panelists speaking at this year’s Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit.

Utilise white-collar crime lawyers in arbitration, urge panelists Julissa Reynoso, Cristina Pérez Soto, Margarita Sanchez and Daniel Fridman , photo by Chris Lavado

Corruption investigations have become the new normal in Latin America, which means arbitration lawyers may need some extra help from their colleagues. Before starting an arbitration, consider having your white-collar lawyers conduct an internal investigation to check if your client unknowingly has links to corrupt companies, recommended White & Case LLP partner Daniel Fridman. “You want to know this before your client spends a lot of money on an arbitration and winds up getting kicked based on some illegality.”

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