The Public Perception of Investment Arbitration

52 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2016

See all articles by Tony Cole

Tony Cole

University of Leicester Law School

Pietro Ortolani

Radboud University

Date Written: November 17, 2014


This paper examines the controversies around the incorporation of investment arbitration into the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It was drafted to be read by a non-specialist audience, and addresses the primary arguments made regarding the use of arbitration in the TTIP. For each argument it offers a clear explanation of the opposing positions, and then presents an accessible analysis of the issue on the basis of the available evidence.

The paper was originally prepared at the request of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and was produced under a grant from the Parliament for a study on arbitration in the European Union. It was supplied to the Parliament in late 2014.

Keywords: arbitration, investment, international, European

JEL Classification: K33, K49

Suggested Citation

Cole, Tony and Ortolani, Pietro, The Public Perception of Investment Arbitration (November 17, 2014). University of Leicester School of Law Research Paper No. 16-1. Available at SSRN: or

Tony Cole (Contact Author)

University of Leicester Law School ( email )

University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Pietro Ortolani

Radboud University ( email )

Montessorilaan 10

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics