International investment arbitration – also known as investment treaty arbitration or investor-state arbitration – is a procedure whereby foreign investors may seek a binding adjudication of claims against host states that have either violated investment protection treaty obligations or, in some circumstances, breached their contractual commitments or their national foreign investment law.

New York Counsel Emma Lindsay coordinated a multi-office Bryan Cave team that produced reviews of international investment arbitration for 2015 covering regions in which Bryan Cave is active, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

The countries in these regions are party to numerous bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, which are intended to promote investment by ensuring fair treatment of foreign investors and which permit arbitration of investor claims before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) or similar fora.

Click the following links to read the individual reviews, which include graphical representations of our research: Africa; Asia; CIS; Europe; Latin America; Middle East; and North America. This is the second consecutive year that the team has produced these reviews, with this year’s expanded offering including the Middle East and North America for the first time.

In addition to Lindsay, the authors include London Associates Claire Morel de Westgaver and Tatyana Talyanskaya; Miami Associate Giovanni Angles; New York Associates Bieta Andemariam, Jovana Crncevic and Daniel Lewkowicz; and Paris Associate Francois-Xavier Mirza. Research support and data collection assistance were provided by London Trainee Solicitor Wanny Leung and Paris Legal Trainee Camille Boucault.

Bryan Cave’s International Arbitration Team is recognized by Global Arbitration Review in its GAR 100 as well as by the Legal 500 UK Guide and Latinvex. The team provides a comprehensive service to clients around the world, advising them at all stages of the arbitration process, from drafting arbitration clauses to handling jurisdictional and merits hearings and enforcing arbitral awards. In the context of investor-state arbitrations, our team also counsels clients on structuring investments to ensure treaty protection and other strategies to mitigate and manage investment risks. We serve as counsel and arbitrators in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all of the major institutional rules.