International Investment Disputes
Our lawyers have been involved in more than 60 decided and pending investment treaty disputes around the world, acting for both State and investor parties.
Members of our team have won some of the largest arbitral awards in the history of investment arbitration for investor clients and defeated other substantial claims for State clients. In recent years, our lawyers have secured four investment treaty awards above US$100 million in unrelated cases for investor clients, totalling more than $1.2 billion in damages. We have also reached a substantial (confidential) settlement in another treaty case for an investor client. We are regularly chosen to advise on some of the most complex and novel investor-State disputes, including those involving multiple parties and/or multiple treaties.
We have advised on cases under all of the world’s major institutional arbitration rules (including ICSID, ICSID (Additional Facility), UNCITRAL, PCA, SCC, LCIA and ICC rules). We have acted in investor-State disputes involving a wide range of economic sectors and industries, including energy, natural resources, mining, banking and finance, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation, communications, and media. A number of our recent cases have involved cutting-edge questions of jurisdiction and admissibility, including around issues of mass claims, bribery and corruption and the interplay between public international law and EU law.