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Appleton & Associates
Appleton & Associates is a law firm with extensive experience of resolving complex international business disputes in North America, South America and Europe. We represent both businesses and governments in relation to international commercial, investment and trade matters.

Established in 1994, we pioneered the first international arbitration claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) winning a landmark settlement in favour of our client. Since then, we have brought many pioneering actions on behalf of major multinational companies, financial institutions and business corporations to protect foreign investments and international trade rights, under the NAFTA, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements, and many other international trade and investment treaties.

We can advise on and conduct arbitrations under all major 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.



August 9, 2016
Managing Partner Barry Appleton joins CKNW radio’s Mike Smyth and radio callers to discuss the BC’s 15% penalty tax on non-citizens buying residential real estate.

August 8, 2016
Bloomberg News interviews Barry Appleton about the negative effects of BC’s foreign purchaser penalty.
Bloomberg News

August 6, 2016
Managing Partner Barry Appleton quoted in The Economist about the commercial uncertainty arising from British Columbia’s discriminatory residential real estate surcharge paid by foreigners.
The Economist

August 2, 2016
Canada’s Business News Network interviews Barry Appleton about commercial uncertainty and Free Trade Agreement violations arising from BC’s foreigner only 15% residential real estate buyer’s tax.

July 29, 2016
Barry Appleton issues Op-Ed in National Post Newspaper raising concerns about how BC’s Anti-Foreign Purchaser Property Penalty Tax violates International Trade Agreements like the NAFTA.
Financial Post

March 1, 2016
The inaugural meeting of the Working Group of the Investment Treaty Working Group takes place in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s America’s Forum.

February 29, 2016
Barry Appleton presents on the challenge Diplomatic Protection and Investor-State Treaty based Disputes at the American Bar Association’s 2016 Americas Forum in Miami, Florida at a panel moderator by US State Department Investment Claims Chief, Patrick Pearsall.

February 26, 2016
Managing Partner Barry Appleton speaks at Florida Bar Association Conference on the TransPacific Partnership in Miami, Florida for the 2016 Conference on International Litigation, Arbitration, and Transactions.

January 18, 2016
International Law Associate Sean Stephenson and Managing Partner Barry Appleton are appointed Co-Chairs of the Investment Treaty Working Group (ITWG). This is a Working Group of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association Section on International Law.
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