Tom Villalon has co-authored alongside Danielle Morris and Andres Alvarez Calderon an article titled “Hot Topic-Investment Treaty Arbitration” for the July-September issue of Corporate Disputes Magazine, which is published quarterly by Financier Worldwide.

The article provides an overview of certain features of the investor treaty arbitration process, including the role of external experts, issues related to quantum calculations, and enforcement measures. The article also explores recent trends in Investment Treaty arbitrations, as well as predictions for the future.

To find out more and to read the article, click here.


Tom is an associate in the Washington, DC office. He has significant experience representing clients in a wide range of international arbitrations under most major institutional rules, with a particular focus on disputes across Asia and Latin America. Tom has represented and advised clients from an array of industries, including construction, mining & metals, post-M&A, biotech, and pharmaceuticals.

Tom holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Hawaii School of Law, and a B.A with Honors from Dartmouth College. While in law school, he won first-place individual oralist for the global International Environmental Law Moot Court competition. He is the host of The China Arbitrator, a Mandarin language arbitration podcast dedicated to understanding Asian views of the practice of international arbitration. He is also the co-founder of Rescue Afghan Women Now, an organization dedicated to rescuing high-risk Afghan women from Taliban capture and execution.

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