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Marlena Harutyunyan

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Marlena Harutyunyan is a senior associate in the Litigation and Arbitration practice group in Baker McKenzie's Paris office where she focuses mainly on international arbitration, including both commercial and investment arbitration. She regularly represents clients in arbitrations related to infrastructure and construction projects, industrial risks and commercial issues. Marlena also acts for clients in complex commercial and post-acquisition disputes before French courts. She can be reached at [email protected] and + 33 1 44 17 65 94.

States around the world have adopted measures in reaction to the unprecedented nature and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of the virus, ensure healthcare systems are not overrun and, more recently, balance reviving the economy and keeping control of the virus. These wide-ranging and far-reaching measures are not without consequences, particularly on foreign investments. 

We highlight examples of measures that may have the potential — and for some have already started — to give rise to claims under investment treaties.

States around the world have adopted measures in reaction to the unprecedented nature and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of the virus, ensure healthcare systems are not overrun and, more recently, balance reviving the economy and keeping control of the virus. These wide-ranging and far-reaching measures are not without consequences, particularly on foreign investments. 

We highlight examples of measures that may have the potential — and for some have already started — to give rise to claims under investment treaties.