The latest entry in our tip-sheet series deals with unlawful means conspiracy. This claim is useful where multiple parties have been involved in a scheme to corruptly defraud a state. We set out the circumstances when it may arrive and explain what you need to establish when bringing the claim. We also touch on how recoveries are calculated. Our tip-sheet is available here.

While the tip-sheet is designed for states, the claim can also be used by companies seeking to sue competitors who corruptly beat them in a tender by paying bribes. Our post on suing bribing competitors can be found here.

Posted by Jamie Humphreys

Jamie is an associate in Cooley's London office and a member of the Litigation department. He qualified in 2008. He has a broad range of experience acting for governments, companies and individuals on complex commercial litigation disputes, with a recent focus on civil fraud, anti-corruption and asset tracing. He has experience of English, Caribbean and Hong Kong court proceedings, as well as mediations and arbitrations.