About Us

Appleton & Associates International Lawyers is a boutique law firm with a specialized focus on international economic law. With more than 20 years’ experience in international investment and trade disputes, we offer levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness that few other law firms can rival.

We focus on solving problems and resolving disputes. Our specialized team, and the use of current information technology, enable us to deliver value to our clients.

Established in 1994, we brought the first international arbitration claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), resulting in a landmark settlement for our client. Since then, we have brought many other pioneering actions to provide predictability and international commercial stability. Our work is under international investment treaties such as the NAFTA, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements, the Canada–EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and many other bilateral investment treaties.

Our lawyers are frequent speakers at international conferences and scholarly colloquia about international economic law, trade and public international law issues. They also regularly assist the public to understand new developments in the law.

If there is a need for an arbitration, Appleton & Associates can help. We have considerable experience in transnational and international litigation and arbitration, including arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. We have been involved in numerous cases heard at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C. and arbitrations administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.