Investment protection claims
Each jurisdiction or territory generally has its own terms governing rights in connection with protection of an investment or its proceeds. However, situations may arise where all rights deriving from the applicable law have been exercised, but no result is achieved and in practice the investment is lost. Disregarding any lack of available instruments in applicable national law or simply erroneous actions taken on behalf of any governmental institutions managing the specific jurisdiction, investments are protected by investment protection treaties. International investment protection is like human rights for international business. Peculiarities of national law are no longer an excuse for a country in foreign investment disputes if they act contrary to international investment protection regulation. In our experience this has proven an effective instrument to compensate lost or encumbered investments in most market economy jurisdictions.
- Structuring the investment to gain protection under the applicable investment protection regime.
- Representing the investor in investment protection disputes.
- Formating an international investment defence team.