Appleton & Associates is an investment arbitration boutique that splits itself between Canada and Washington, DC. Barry Appleton thinks the practice is unique in focusing "so exclusively on investor-state arbitrations". The firm has "extreme expertise", he says.
The firm only works on behalf of investors. Its track record includes representing UPS throughout an exceptionally long claim against Canada under NAFTA. The names to know are Barry Appleton and Alan Alexandroff. Robert Wisner, now with McMillan LLP, used to work at Appleton. The firm prides itself on its record of six wins in ICSID matters.
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APPLETON & ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS is a law practice restricted to issues of international investment treaty and WTO law. It is known for its pioneering efforts in international commercial arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and the World Trade Organization Agreement. The Firm has offices in Toronto Canada and Washington D.C.
This specialized firm is experienced in addressing the special issues arising out of disputes between investors and foreign governments under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICDR and ICC arbitration rules. APPLETON & ASSOCIATES has had a strong record of success and over 14 years of experience dealing exclusively with international investment arbitration and related issues.
The firm spends a great deal of time understanding the special approach necessary for investor-state arbitration. It is also the editor of the WESTLAW databases on investor state cases - a legal database that contains full topical digests of every investor-state case; and the collection of global bilateral investment treaties.
APPLETON & ASSOCIATES provides advice on the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards before domestic courts and advice on how to structure investments based on the network of more than 2500 Bilateral Investment Treaties. The Firm also provides advice on the unique challenges associated with the issuance and trading of Greenhouse Gas Emission credits.
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