Maximize Return on Investment from Emerging Markets
Minimizing political risk helps maximize your
return on investment. Coups, elections, investigations, revocations,
expropriations, and heavy-handed regulatory changes—each endangers your
investment, market profile, and shareholder value. As your strategic advisor, Vinson
& Elkins can help you prepare for the worst. When the worst does happen, we
will advocate on your behalf to resolve the dispute.
Proactively Planning for Your Protection
We help you align tax and corporate objectives
to select the optimal investment protection structure available. This involves
looking at available investment protection treaties and structuring your
investment accordingly. However, successful treaty planning looks beyond the
treaty text itself. It requires accounting for host states’ foreign investment
laws, which can offer another layer of protection. It also requires
understanding how an arbitration tribunal would decide a case based on your
chosen investment structure. Because V&E lawyers regularly argue cases
before investment-treaty tribunals, our structures for your investment account
for that reality.
If you have a direct contract with a state, we
can advise on stabilization and other contractual investment protection
arrangements, and develop dispute resolution agreements.
Advocating Your Case
Investor-state disputes develop over time. A
good advocate helps you manage your relationship with government authorities,
regulators, and state actors to try to maintain a commercially viable
investment. However, if necessary, our advocates can prosecute or defend your
V&E’s arbitration lawyers are experienced
in prosecuting and defending investment treaty claims all over the globe and
across all the major industry sectors. Our breadth of experience and our
geographical spread combine to offer you the best possible outcome when an
investment dispute arises.
Managing commercial risks is your business. Navigating
political risks is ours.