Here to stay

Juan Manuel Marchán-Maldonado, Ignacio Torterola, Marike Paulsson, Patrick Pearsall, Mark Kantor and Jonathan Hamilton

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.