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Katia Contos

Katia is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team, based in London. Katia has worked on a range of matters including commercial litigation, international arbitration and general advisory work. Katia has experience in both commercial arbitration and investment treaty disputes, with experience acting for parties in disputes under DIFC-LCIA, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Katia is qualified in England & Wales and admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, Australia. During her training, Katia was seconded to the Chancery Division of the High Court for three months as a Judicial Assistant. Katia previously worked at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) as a Casework Assistant and as Assistant to the Director General, where she had extensive first hand-experience of LCIA administered disputes.

In brief While investment treaties are individually negotiated and drafted, they typically include a number of key protections for investors. Provided that foreign individuals or companies meet the definition of “investor” under the instrument and have made a qualifying “investment” (both of which tend to be broadly defined), they can…