Volterra Fietta Partner Gunjan Sharma publishes results of a survey of a decade’s worth of investment protection treaties

Gunjan Sharma, Partner at Volterra Fietta, recently contributed a chapter entitled “New Procedural Mechanisms for Investor State Arbitration as Found in 189 Recently Signed Treaties” in the recently-published book “International Arbitration in Times of Economic Nationalism”.  Through a comprehensive survey, the chapter analyses how States throughout the 2010s largely decided to make only immaterial changes to the procedure of investor-State arbitration without significantly abandoning its core tenets or forms of practice.  The results might be interpreted as one piece of evidence that, in fact, the so-called “backlash” against investor-State arbitration is limited to only a discrete number of highly vocal States.  The chapter is available to read from WoltersKluwer and can also be made available on request to the author at