The complex law suits that cost poor countries dearly

Profiting from injustice? The complex law suits that cost poor countries dearly
28 November 2012
In the media

When nations fall out with corporations, the dispute is increasingly likely to end up before an investment arbitration tribunal – but all too often, it is lawyers who end up reaping the benefits, a new report claims.

Profiting from Injustice, by the Transnational Institute and Corporate Europe Observatory, argues that a boom in investment arbitration cases is partly driven by lawyers. The prospect of huge fees from these complex cases incentivises firms – including top-tier British solicitors – to pit multinational corporations against developing countries, argues the report.

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