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Investor–State arbitration: highest number of new cases ever. $8 million spent on lawyers and arbitrators in an average case

World Investment ReportIn 2012, 58 new known investor–State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases were initiated (stated in the 2013 World Investment Report by UNCTAD). This brings the total number of known cases to 514 and the total number of countries that have responded to one or more ISDS cases to 95. The 58 cases constitute the highest number of known ISDS claims ever filed in one year and confirm foreign investors’ increased inclination to resort to investor–State arbitration.


Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution Statistics 2012

Increase of cases in 2012

In 2012 the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution administered 92 new cases, six percent more than in the year before.

Swiss Chambers Arbitration Stastics New Cases 2012 Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution Statistics 2012