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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Alistair Craig: In arbitration, how much transparency is enough?

The degree of transparency to be afforded to Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) arising from the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is currently exercising the EU parliament.

Concerns have been expressed that if the handling of disputes between investors and government are kept private, there is a risk of private interests and determinations subverting sovereign and EU legislation.… Continue Reading

Are integrity-related issues, like bribery, appropriate for arbitration?

An interesting aspect of the dispute that has arisen between AgustaWestland and the Indian government for the supply of 12 helicopters is the status of the arbitration agreement.

As the FCPA Blog has reported, the Indian government has rejected AgustaWestland’s contentions that the contract cannot be terminated until the conclusion of arbitration on the grounds that integrity-related issues are not subject to such dispute resolution.… Continue Reading

Can anyone navigate the India defense blacklist?

India’s emergence as the largest importer of weapons in the world has coincided with well-intentioned efforts to clean up a procurement process with a history of bribery problems.

However, a blacklist system to ban errant arms dealers has potentially weakened efforts to modernize India’s outdated military and done little to actually stem corruption.… Continue Reading