Robert Wisner outlines why mining companies or other foreign investors seek arbitration on The Current 

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May 2, 2014


Gold: Why a mining company is suing El Salvador
April 16, 2014 - The Current (CBC Radio)

Robert Wisner, Co-Chair, International Arbitration, has represented a number of mining companies in international disputes arising out of both commercial contracts and international treaties. In this episode of The Current, Robert shares his views on why mining companies may pursue legal action against foreign governments. Governments pass laws or sign treaties to attract foreign investment. They promise to protect property rights, treat companies fairly in administrative proceedings, and to respect commitments. When these promises are broken, sometimes mining companies or other foreign investors will resort to arbitration to seek compensation for breach of those commitments.

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