Appleton & Associates International Lawyers is a law firm with a focus on public international law and international trade law. We have extensive experience in the resolution of complex international business disputes involving business and governments in North America, South America and Europe. We represent both businesses and governments in international commercial, investment and trade matters.
We work to address international trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements, and many other international trade and investment treaties.
Established in 1994, we pioneered the first international arbitration claim under the NAFTA, winning a landmark settlement for our client. Since then, we have initiated many pioneering actions to ensure the promotion of the rule of law and to protect against unfair, arbitrary or discriminatory measures taken against foreigners and their investments.
We know international trade and investment agreements. We can advise on how they work, and provide legal opinions on the operation and reform of these agreements.
Our Team can conduct arbitrations under all major global arbitration rules, including the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes), UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), AAA (American Arbitration Association), LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) and ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Rules. We can also provide advice and assistance in relation to the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards before domestic courts.