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Investment treaty arbitration

We have one of the world's leading investment treaty practices, advising both investors and host States.

For investors, we regularly advise on structuring investments to maximise investment treaty protection. For States, we assist in the negotiation and drafting of investment treaties. This makes us particularly well attuned to the concerns arising from both perspectives.

We represent both States and investors in all stages of disputes, from the choice of arbitrators and initiation of proceedings through pleadings and advocacy to enforcement, execution and challenge of arbitral awards. This includes acting in investment disputes arising out of nationalisation or privatisation.

Our practice draws significantly on our long established Public International Law [link] experience, and has broad sector experience, including:

  • construction and engineering
  • infrastructure and development projects
  • commodities
  • oil, gas and other natural resources
  • mining and exploration
  • telecommunications
  • media
  • public services
  • insurance and reinsurance

Legal directories

Chambers and Partners (Global 2012)
"Eversheds is regarded as a prominent firm for both contentious and non-contentious PIL matters. [....] Sources say: ‘Eversheds is at the top of the game.' [...] Rodman Bundy is renowned for his expertise. [...] ‘he is first-class', sources agree. Loretta Malintoppi is an active PIL specialist.[...] William Thomas focuses on oil and gas matters. Recently promoted to the partnership, he is gaining increasing credibility in this area."

Legal 500 (Europe 2012)
"Eversheds LLP's ‘level of service is excellent'; advice is ‘fast, astute and in-depth'. The firm handles large investment and commercial disputes, and has substantial experience in the projects, oil and gas, mining and telecoms sectors. [...] David Sellers is recommended along with Will Thomas, whose ‘technical knowledge, mastery of the facts and grasp of the practice set him apart'; of counsel Loretta Malintoppi and Rodman Bundy, who handles arbitrations and also heads the firm's market-leading public international law practice."".

Chambers and Partners (Europe 2012)
"Eminent public international law partner Rodman Bundy is ‘very well respected and highly rated', say commentators. Of counsel Loretta Malintoppi is one of the best-known names on the team and a widely admired lawyer".

Chambers and Partners (UK 2012)
"Eversheds' London public international law team is making great strides in investor-state work. It is currently representing two Lithuanian investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Serbia for alleged breaches of the Serbia-Lithuania BIT. The team also works in conjunction with the Paris office to advise on inter-state disputes and boundary-related matters".

Legal 500 (UK 2011)
"Eversheds LLP ‘provides a solid and reliable service'. Boundary disputes are a particular specialism, and the practice has seen a growing number of instructions in relation to investor-state cases."



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