We provide assistance to foreign investors, governments and external advisors (insurance companies, third-party funders, etc.) involved in disputes regarding foreign investments (investor-state disputes). Often, investor-state arbitration provides the most reliable, neutral forum to deescalate the conflict and find a workable solution. The inherent flexibility of investor-state dispute settlement may be tailored to the parties’ needs.
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) requires balancing an in-depth acquaintance with the domestic legal and factual context with a practical understanding of investor-state arbitration. This can be achieved with the help of some of the largest investor-state arbitration law firms, but whose structure generate huge costs.
Queritius offers a more agile alternative. We provide a core dispute-settlement team with unparalleled cooperation capacity and experience. Depending on the features of the particular case, we can work side by side with a smaller—local or larger—international partner. This allows us to maintain a competitive edge over our competition while offering cost-efficient synergies to our clients.
We have experience working under all major procedural rules, including ICSID Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, and ICC Arbitration Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitral proceedings.
We have provided our services to various sectors, including oil and gas, energy, construction, telecommunications, mining, food and drink, hospitality, aviation, pharma, gaming, real estate, banking and insurance.
Aside from direct involvement in investor-state arbitration, we are equally eager to assist our clients in building their in-house capacity, manage their relationship with other counsels or external advisors, and/or provide strategic advice prior to, during, and following a formalised investor-state dispute resolution.