International investment treaties

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Navigating the realm of international investment treaties requires comprehensive knowledge and expertise. Our team of experienced commercial law solicitors possesses a deep understanding of the intricate web of international investment treaties, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and free trade agreements (FTAs). We stay abreast of the evolving landscape of investment laws and regulations to provide you with the most up-to-date legal advice and guidance.

Investing in foreign markets comes with inherent risks, but our commercial law solicitors are here to mitigate those risks and protect your investments. We offer tailored legal solutions to safeguard your interests and ensure compliance with international investment treaties. From negotiating investment agreements to providing strategic counsel during dispute resolution, we work tirelessly to secure favourable outcomes for our clients.

Our range of services covers all aspects of international investment treaties. Whether you are a multinational corporation, a small or medium-sized enterprise, or an individual investor, we provide personalised legal support to meet your specific needs. Our services include:

  1. Investment Treaty Analysis: We conduct thorough analyses of international investment treaties to assess the potential benefits, protections, and dispute resolution mechanisms available to you as an investor. Our team examines the provisions and safeguards provided by these treaties to help you make informed investment decisions.

  2. Investment Structuring and Protection: We assist you in structuring your international investments to maximise protection and minimise risks. Our commercial law solicitors work closely with you to devise effective investment strategies that align with the provisions of international investment treaties, ensuring your investments are shielded from potential challenges.

  3. Dispute Resolution: In the event of investment disputes arising under international investment treaties, we provide skilled representation and advocacy. Our commercial law solicitors have extensive experience in international arbitration and other dispute-resolution mechanisms. We strive to protect your rights and interests, seeking favourable outcomes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can protect your investments and help you achieve your global business objectives.

Extensive Experience

Our commercial law solicitors have extensive expertise in international investment treaties. We have a deep understanding of the legal framework governing investment disputes and a proven track record of successfully representing clients in complex international arbitration cases. With our in-depth knowledge and experience, we can provide strategic and effective guidance throughout the entire process.

Tailored Approach

We understand that every international investment treaty dispute is unique, and we take a tailored approach to each case. We work closely with our clients to assess their specific needs and goals, and we develop customised strategies to protect their interests and maximise their chances of a successful outcome. Our attention to detail and personalised approach ensure that we provide comprehensive and effective legal representation.

Global Perspective

International investment treaty disputes often involve multiple jurisdictions and complex legal issues. Our commercial law solicitors have a global perspective and are well-versed in the laws and regulations of various countries. We have a network of trusted international partners and resources that we can leverage to provide our clients with comprehensive and well-rounded advice.


International investment treaties are agreements between countries that provide legal protections and frameworks for foreign investors in order to encourage and safeguard foreign investments. These treaties typically address issues such as investor rights, fair treatment, expropriation, dispute resolution, and more.

International investment treaties play a crucial role in promoting foreign direct investment by offering investors legal certainty, protection, and a predictable business environment. These treaties provide a framework for resolving disputes and offer recourse for investors if they encounter unfair treatment or expropriation by the host country.

Disputes under international investment treaties can arise in various forms. These can include claims of expropriation, unfair treatment, breach of investor rights, violation of treaty provisions, denial of justice, or disputes related to the interpretation or application of treaty provisions. These disputes typically involve conflicts between a foreign investor and a host country’s government.

Disputes under international investment treaties are typically resolved through investor-state arbitration. This is a specialised mechanism where an independent tribunal, often composed of three arbitrators, hears and decides the dispute. The tribunal’s decision is usually binding on the parties involved. Other methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation or negotiation, may also be utilised depending on the circumstances.

A commercial law solicitor plays a crucial role in representing the interests of businesses involved in international investment treaty disputes. They can provide strategic advice, assess the merits of the case, conduct legal research, prepare and present arguments, gather evidence, and navigate the complex procedural rules of investor-state arbitration. Their expertise ensures that the client’s rights are protected and they have the best possible chance of a favourable outcome.

A commercial law solicitor can offer a range of services related to international investment treaties, including:

  • Advising on the interpretation and application of investment treaty provisions.
  • Assisting with investment structuring and ensuring compliance with treaty obligations.
  • Conducting due diligence and risk assessments for international investments.
  • Negotiating and drafting investment agreements and contracts.
  • Representing clients in investment treaty arbitrations and other dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Providing guidance on investment protection strategies and potential remedies in case of treaty violations.

Absolutely. While international investment treaties provide specific protections to investors, businesses that do not fall within the scope of these treaties can still benefit from the expertise of a commercial law solicitor. A solicitor can provide guidance on alternative legal frameworks, such as bilateral investment agreements, trade agreements, or domestic laws, to protect and promote the interests of the business in cross-border transactions and disputes.

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