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Investment Treaty

There are many ways in which we can contribute to the successful resolution of a dispute

We provide expert evidence in bilateral investment treaty disputes and in disputes under multilateral treaties such as the Energy Charter Treaty.  We have significant experience in acting both for claimants (including cases against Mauritius, Egypt, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland) and respondents (including Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Pakistan, Barbados, Venezuela, Croatia, Romania, Czech Republic, Georgia), under ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL rules.

We can assist at all stages of a dispute, from providing a preliminary assessment of losses or reviewing whether or not the criteria of investment is fulfilled, to assessing damages within the arbitration timetable and giving expert evidence.

Examples of our recent work include:

  • Acted for the Claimant, a property investor, against the State in an ICSID arbitration in relation to an expropriation claim.  Work involved valuing a group of companies and a joint venture in Africa.
  • Gave evidence on behalf of the Claimants in a SCC arbitration relating to an ECT claim in the oil and gas industry for loss and damages against the State of over USD 5 billion.
  • Acting for the State in a large-scale construction project in the Middle East in an ICSID arbitration.
  • Gave evidence on behalf of the Claimants against the State in an ICSID arbitration in relation to claims arising out of the renationalisation of the client’s factory in the Middle East.

If you would like to find out more about our experience in investment treaty disputes, please contact any of our partners.