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Treaty Disputes Roiled by Bias Charges

When Swiss law professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler joined the board of UBS AG, she was sitting on international tribunals judging whether Vivendi Universal SA and another company whose shares UBS held were entitled to damages from Argentina in investment disputes.

After Argentina learned about her UBS role in 2007, it sought to have Kaufmann-Kohler removed from the tribunals and to overturn a $105 million judgment in favor of Vivendi, the French media company. She was one of three arbitrators in the cases.