Tel : +44 207 7199 777

Mitchell Simmonds Solicitors, 3 Parker House, Admirals Way, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9UQ

Tel : +44 207 7199 777

Public international law & foreign investment protection

International commercial transactions are often influenced by public international law in ways that can be detrimental to uninformed foreign investors. We offer in-depth knowledge and practical experience of public international law and are familiar with operating within public and commercial sectors. Our lawyers have expertise in many jurisdictions and have backgrounds which facilitate liaising with international counterparties. Our expertise lies in settling cross-border disputes between private investors or companies and host governments and/or government-controlled entities. We work to protect overseas investments and investor assets from government interference, including litigating against attempted government expropriation to secure adequate compensation. We also have experience with enforcing contractual terms, court judgments and arbitral awards against sovereign States in order to protect contractual agreements, typically experienced in emerging markets. We are proficient in dealing with issues of state and diplomatic immunity, which is particularly relevant with regard to enforcing court judgments or arbitral awards against a State or State-controlled entities. We are experienced with claims relating to bilateral investment treaties and economic cooperation agreements and bring this knowledge to bear when dealing with dispute resolution between investors doing business abroad and the host State. Overall, we offer a broad range of legal services in respect of public international law, reinforced by a strong sense of commercial awareness.