We close out our series of tip-sheets on the causes of actions available to states who have been victims of bribery and corruption with a note on unjust enrichment. This is an interesting claim that sets the bar a little lower than some of the previous claims we have reviewed. There is no need to provide evidence of the underlying bribery or corruption – it is only necessary to prove that the defendant has been enriched at the expense of the state under one of four unjust factors. We also consider what does not need to be proved as well as the available defences and remedies. Our tip-sheet on unjust enrichment is available 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.