Mapping the World’s: Treaty Arbitrations Which sovereign nations are the favorite targets of investment treaty disputes?


The chart below shows the respondent nations that face the most arbitrations arising out of investment treaties or legislation. All arbitrations were active in 2011-2012 and involved at least $100 million in dispute.

Argentina and Venezuela remain major targets, defending themselves in a slew of disputes over alleged expropriation of foreign investors’ assets. There has also been an upswing in large treaty arbitrations involving Egypt, stemming from the events of the Arab Spring.