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Investor-Side Investment Treaty Arbitration

Although we have especially broad experience defending states, we also represent foreign investors, and have done so with considerable success. Our experience representing both claimants and respondents enables us in a given case to understand more readily the other side's strengths and weaknesses, and thus to identify winning arguments for our clients. In recent years, we have represented investors from Austria, Chile, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Turkey, and the United States (among others) in investment arbitrations against sovereign states around the world, and have obtained awards and settlements for hundreds of millions of dollars. Our team has extensive experience arbitrating disputes under different arbitral rules and in a broad range of industries, including banking, construction, energy, finance, government concessions, intellectual property licensing, mining, transportation, and telecommunications.

“Although it is rightly known for its work for states, the firm has brought home some substantial awards for investors – including US$800 million for a Turkish power company against Pakistan, and more than US$200 million for EDF against Argentina. It also helped AbitibiBowater obtain a US$130 million settlement in a NAFTA dispute with Canada.”— Global Arbitration Review “GAR 100”
"This is a solid team for bet-the-company international arbitration matters without breaking the bank. Their strengths lie in analyzing the case, understanding the business objectives, and delivering top written and oral advocacy for their client."—Chambers USA
Based on verifiable data from the ICSID website (the world’s leading investment arbitration institution), Arnold & Porter is the world’s leading law firm in ICSID history in number of cases resulting in full dismissal of all claims against the Respondent State.
“Unlike some firms that have made their name in the investor-state field, Arnold & Porter is happy to work both sides of the street.”— Global Arbitration Review “GAR 100”
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Key Contacts

Paolo Di Rosa
Paolo Di Rosa
Washington, D.C.
+1 202.942.5060
Maria Chedid
Maria Chedid
San Francisco
+1 415.471.3279
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