Upcoming events

Currently no events planned.

Past events

13. Feb 2019 to 14. Feb 2019
Basel, Switzerland

The Basel Institute on Governance, RISE Project and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) are holding a training workshop on Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery – “Follow the money”. Investigative journalists and representatives from law enforcement, civil society and financial institutions within Switzerland are invited to apply for the 15 free spaces available. 

10. Jan 2019 to 11. Jan 2019
Faculty of Business and Economics, Basel University, Basel, Switzerland

In collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance, the Competence Centre for Arbitration and Crime is planning a two-day workshop that brings together arbitrators, lawyers, forensics, academics, students and representatives of NGOs from around the world.

The workshop, entitled International Arbitration and Corruption: A Toolkit for Arbitrators, takes place at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Basel University, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January 2019.

15. Nov 2018

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance will hold the third bi-annual Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference on 14 - 15 November 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.

Further information on the Agenda and Registration here: Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference

24. Apr 2018
"Wohnzimmer" at Markthalle. Steinentorberg 20, 4051 Basel
Informal practices are pervasive in all societies, and we are all in some form or other impacted by them, often without noticing at all but bearing the consequences nonetheless. Thus, they are hardly ever explicitly articulated or reflected in our governments’ policy making. The Basel Institute on Governance cordially invites you to a debate how informal practices shape the fabric of societies around the world and the impact they have on people’s life and more broadly on development outcomes.
11. Jan 2018 to 12. Jan 2018
University of Basel, Main Building, Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel

Both in investment and in commercial arbitration, it has become more and more frequent that a party raises the objection of corruption, money laundering, fraud or bid rigging. The challenges this presents for arbitrators and parties are considerable: What are the limits of the objection, how do you prove it, how can you fight unfounded allegations? If proven, the problems really only begin: What are the consequences? Is jurisdiction denied or is the issue dealt with on merits?

20. Jul 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar

On 20 July 2017, the Basel Institute on Governance in cooperation with Nestor Advisors, UK will organise a half-day conference in Kuala Lumpur on issues and challenges faced by both SMEs and non SMEs in inculcating good governance and compliance in their respective industry. The overall aim of this conference is to accelerate and make governance and compliance more effective in organisations in Malaysia, especially, in the SME sector.

10. Jul 2017
Chatham House, London

A report by the World Bank’s Stolen Asset Recovery programme found that, while nearly $1.4 billion in suspected corrupt assets were frozen in OECD countries between 2010 and 2012, less than $150 million was returned. Recovering stolen assets is of particular importance for sub-Saharan African countries, given the extent of the looting of public funds carried out by corrupt leaders and officials.

28. Jun 2017
Kollegienhaus (main building) of the University of Basel

Breakaway panel session: Accountability and anti-corruption measures

  • Christian Hauser (Professor of Business Economics and International Management, HTW Chur)
  • Gemma Aiolfi (Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance)
  • Barbara Maurer (Legal Advisor International Investments and Multinational Enterprises, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO)
  • Hannes Oswald-Brügel (Regional Compliance Officer für EEMEA, Roche)
28. Jun 2017
Four Seasons Hotel, Buenos Aires


  • Mark Pieth
  • Kevin Davis
  • Antenor Madruga
  • Guillermo Jorge 

For more information, click here

02. Jun 2017
Law Faculty, JBH University of Basel

Experts from academia and practice will discuss the liability of companies and their managers for offences relating to human right violations committed in the context of overseas operations. Assessing developments across jurisdictions, the meeting will survey current requirements and map future directions of reform. For more details please see flyer.