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Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Underscores the Importance of Treaty Planning to Protect Overseas Investments

Seizures of multinational companies’ assets in Venezuela have become all too common in recent years. The past weeks have brought two significant new developments, each of which highlights the importance of securing investment treaty protection — both in Venezuela specifically and in any nation where populism or unstable institutions lead to a high-risk investment climate.