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Treaty Arbitrations and Disputes

The global market is governed by hundreds of overlapping international trade and investment agreements. These agreements often lead to complex disputes that can derail your commercial strategies, reduce profitability, and result in expensive litigation.

We work across jurisdictions to represent and counsel multinationals and governments in international treaty arbitrations and disputes before international arbitral institutions.

We assert solution-oriented positions aligned with your commercial interests. We mitigate potential disputes and create effective negotiation and settlement options.

Our team’s former government officials provide an insider’s perspective to demanding matters.

Treaty arbitration requires global experience and tenacity. We help you be your best.


Representative experience

Represent a Japanese conglomerate in potential investment treaty claims arising dispute concerning the supply of electric utility services in both Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

Represent governments and companies in preparing and defending disputes at the WTO.

Represent multinationals and sovereign entities on trade and labor disputes under NAFTA and other Free Trade Agreements.

Represented Government of Ontario in three state-to-state international arbitrations arising under the United States–Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement.

Represent the investor in an ICSID arbitration under the Egypt-U.S. BIT involving investments in Egypt’s hospitality and tourism sector.

Represent the Government of Panama in an ICSID arbitration on the renewal of a mining concession agreement in violation of the U.S.-Panama Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Represent a Turkish investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Azerbaijan under a Bilateral Investment Treaty.

Advising Vietnam in its defense of an investment treaty arbitration brought by a U.S. national under the Vietnam and U.S. BIT.

Acted for a Spanish multinational in an investment treaty dispute and settlement negotiations with the Government of Bolivia about the nationalization of the electricity sector.

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