An arbitration award ordered Ancienne Maison Marcel Bauche to pay Indagro. A few months later, the French criminal court found Indagro guilty of corruption for having paid unlawful commissions to one of the opposing party’s employees. For this reason, the Court of Appeal dismissed Indagro’s request for exequatur.
The Cour de Cassation dismissed the appeal, holding that recognition of the award would allow Indagro to reap the benefits of this corrupt act, thereby violating the French international public order.