We are at the forefront of resolving disputes that arise out of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.
Our experience includes bringing the very first arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty. We have excellent experience in handling arbitration proceedings under both the ICSID Convention and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. We act for both investors and states.
Recent examples of our work
Acting for an international bank in bringing a claim against a state under a bilateral investment treaty for failing to observe and/or interfering with obligations in an oil hedging agreement between the bank and a state-owned oil company.
Acting for international telecommunications group, Millicom International Cellular S.A. and its Senegalese subsidiary, Sentel GSM S.A., in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Senegal.
Recognition for our work
- Allen & Overy LLP "represents states on several continents in treaty negotiation and arbitration issues, and also acts for major companies and investment institutions on cases against states. Sources say: 'They certainly have done an excellent job – very painstaking, very thorough, defending every ditch'." Chambers Global Public International Law 2011