15th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption

13 Jun - 14 Jun 2017

Session information

Session two: Asset Recover: Role and standing of victims of corruption in criminal proceedings, notably in the context of structured criminal settlement


Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)


The standing of corruption victims in criminal proceedings mainly exists in civil law jurisdictions and is usually only available to direct victims of corruption, such as states or state-owned companies. In certain common law jurisdictions however, private prosecution also makes some criminal proceedings tools available to victims of corruption. In certain jurisdictions, standing is also granted to representatives of civil society. The Asset Recovery Subcommittee is currently conducting a global survey on the role and standing of victims of corruption in criminal proceedings, to be published on the Anti-Corruption webpage in the form of country Q&As in summer 2017. The survey’s preliminary results will be presented at the conference. This session will focus on the availability of obtaining compensation for corruption victims in the context of structured criminal settlements or the attribution of fines, disgorged profits, or forfeited proceeds.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Yves Klein Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva, Switzerland; Chair, Asset Recovery Subcommittee
Kees Van de Meent Florent, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stephen Baker Baker & Partners, St Helier, Jersey; Senior Vice Chair, Asset Recovery Subcommittee
Claudio Mascotto Office of the Attorney General of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Babajide Ogundipe FCIArb. Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore, Lagos, Nigeria; Regional Representative Africa, Asset Recovery Subcommittee