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Joshua Robbins Articles Examines Potential Influence of Iran's Suit against U.S. in World Court

Articles / September 2, 2016

Counsel Joshua Robbins authored a commentary published in the August 2016 issue of Mealey’s International Arbitration Report. The commentary, titled “Iran’s World Court Case Against the United States May Impact Investment Arbitration,” examines the suit filed in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Iran against the United States alleging that the U.S. government had violated a treaty by allowing victims of terrorism and their families to enforce U.S. court judgments against assets owned by the Iranian government and companies it owned.

Robbins discusses the history of the dispute and the issues at stake and notes, “Although the purpose and primary impact of the new ICJ case may be political, its outcome could eventually affect the substance of international investment law and the outcomes of high-stakes investment treaty arbitrations brought by global companies over their offshore investments.”

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