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A record year for investment treaty disputes

The SCC has emerged as one of the world's leading institutes for the resolution of disputes between investors and states. Today the SCC is the second largest forum in the world for administering investment disputes under its own rules after the dispute resolution organ of the World Bank.

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2015 was once again a record year for investment treaty disputes at the SCC with 12 investor treaty cases being administered under the SCC Rules.

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Out of the 12 cases, ten were administered as arbitrations under the SCC Rules, one under the rules for the appointment of an Emergency Arbitrator, and 1 under the UNCITRAL Rules (appointment of arbitrator for ad-hoc arbitration).  

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The SCC has administered a total of 85 investment disputes since 1993. Out of the 85 cases, 72% (62) of the investment disputes registered have been administered under the SCC Rules. The majority of SCC investment disputes are BIT-based disputes (34), or ECT-based disputes (22), but also disputes based on investment agreements (6) have been filed at the SCC under the SCC Rules.