Local Law Versus International Practice: The Detainment Case of Peruvian Arbitrator Fernando Cantuarias

In 2019  a judge in Peru ordered 18 months of preventive detention for 14 Peruvian arbitrators accused of impropriety in issuing arbitral awards in favor of the Brazilian company Odebrecht in the context of arbitration proceedings with the Peruvian State[1].  Among the arbitrators were renowned international practitioners, such as Fernando Cantuarias, Mario Castillo, and Franz Kundmüller.

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