Background Note | HBS Case Collection | March 2005 (Revised June 2005)

Arbitration between Foreign Investors and Host Governments

by Louis T. Wells Jr. and Regina Garcia-Cuellar


Explains the emergence of international arbitration as an option for foreign investors with disputes with governments of emerging markets. Presents issues about whether arbitration will remain acceptable to countries and governments.

Keywords: Conflict and Resolution; Foreign Direct Investment; Globalized Markets and Industries; Emerging Markets; Government and Politics;


Wells, Louis T., Jr., and Regina Garcia-Cuellar. "Arbitration between Foreign Investors and Host Governments." Harvard Business School Background Note 705-035, March 2005. (Revised June 2005.)