Area of focus

Sovereigns: International Arbitration

A world leader in international arbitration, we boast a specialized investment treaty practice experienced in advising sovereign states.

The international team comprising our Investment Treaty Arbitration group consists of a talented group of multicultural, multijurisdictional, and multilingual partners and associates that collaborate across our global offices.

We advise on the protections afforded by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and have acted for sovereign states and for investors in investment treaty claims affecting a variety of industries. Our global presence and substantive strength make us uniquely qualified to handle these high stakes investment claims.

Our award-winning team is experienced with all leading arbitral institutions. We can guide you through every stage of the arbitration process from pre-arbitration litigation to post-award enforcement proceedings.

Representative experience

The Government of Mongolia in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning an alleged expropriation of licenses for uranium exploration and exploitation.

The Slovak Republic against a financial services company in a challenge of an award on the basis of the Netherlands-Slovak Republic BIT.

The Government of Panama in an ICSID arbitration involving a claim brought against it for the alleged seizure and liquidation of a local brokerage company.

Venezuela in two ICSID arbitrations relating to the alleged expropriation of companies in the coffee and fertilizer industries.

The Republic of Panama in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for an ecotourism project.

The Government of Vietnam in an investment treaty arbitration brought by a French company under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Vietnam and France.

A Kosovo state-owned telecom company in a high-profile ICC dispute brought by a mobile phone operator involving the non-renewal of one of the two mobile virtual network operator contracts.

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