Investment Treaty Protection for Tech Companies

Technology companies are increasingly the target of antitrust actions and regulatory interference by nations seeking to protect domestic businesses or collect substantial fines. Investment treaties can provide tech companies with a way to fight back in an impartial forum against aggressive tactics. Elliot Friedman and Thomas Walsh of the global law firm Freshfields explain the nature and scope of investment treaties. In a brief conversation with host Joel Cohen, Elliot and Thomas explore litigation trends and strategies for tech companies to deploy treaty protections against sovereign adversaries.


Elliot Friedman is a partner at Freshfields in the international arbitration practice.

Thomas Walsh is Special Counsel at Freshfields in the international arbitration practice group.