Matthew Weiniger

Matthew Weiniger

As Linklaters' global co-head of international arbitration, Matthew Weiniger specialises in international arbitrations, public international law, and trade law. He also advises on non-contentious matters involving the protection of investments under public international law. He has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitrations. Matthew regularly represents parties in proceedings before the English Commercial Court whereby arbitral awards are challenged under the applicable provisions of the English Arbitration Act 1996.

Matthew has conducted numerous international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (including under International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) rules), in cases arising from all major industry sectors, in particular energy and financial services. Much of Matthew’s experience has been gained in emerging markets.

Matthew co-heads the team writing Arbitration Links, the firm’s arbitration blog with insights, updates and news from the firm’s arbitration experts.    

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Foreign Investment Protection and Investor-State Arbitration in Times of Covid-19 (06/12/20)
Where investment protection is unavailable for investors (e.g. where there are few investment agreements with the host state, or no investor state arbitration provisions), they may consider restructuring their foreign investments in order to benefit from effective treaty protection. This may be particularly appropriate in case there is another wave of Covid-19 infections that would require states to adopt further measures affecting business.