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Investment treaty arbitration in Ecuador

Published on: 18 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Investment treaty arbitration in Ecuador
  • What is the background to this development?
  • Why has there been a change of policy on the use of arbitration to resolve investment disputes involving Ecuador?
  • What does the new law provide? What sort of protections are offered to investors? What dispute resolution clause or dispute resolution clause options are specified in the law?
  • Do you think this marks any sort of trend for investment treaty arbitration in South America and globally?

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: Christian Leathley, partner, and Daniela Páez, associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, New York, discuss the background to the new investment protection law passed in Ecuador, which expressly approves the use of arbitration to settle all disputes arising from investment agreements—reflecting the current government’s positive approach to foreign investment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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