Freshfields TQ podcast series
Arbitration top trends: are investment treaties the answer to big tech’s problems?
They’ve long been used by oil companies to protect against foreign governments seizing their assets.
But could bilateral investment treaties also insulate big tech from punitive tax charges, hastily introduced regulations – and even cyber attacks? Elliot Friedman and Tom Walsh in New York, and Annie Pan in London, explain all to Freshfields’ head of US tech, Boris Feldman
Further resources: You can view the US model BIT here; explore every current BIT in place around the world here; find information on US trade agreements, many of which include investment chapters that provide for arbitration, here; discover more about structuring your investments to achieve treaty protection here; and read a related blog here.
Meet the team
Elliot Friedman Partner
Thomas W. Walsh Partner
Annie Pan Principal Associate
Boris Feldman Partner and Global Co-Head of TMT Sector (Tech/Media/Telecoms)