DLA Piper is noted for its activity in investor-state arbitration proceedings, acting for both sovereign states and private investors. The law firm assists with commercial cases and the coordination of enforcement measures. The team is adept at handling cases involving African jurisdictions, including both francophone and English-speaking countries. The lawyers have particular expertise in the energy and mining sectors.
- Acted for the Republic of Guinea on a USD6 billion ICSID arbitration against BGSR regarding mining rights.
Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. One source lauds: "I really rate Michael Ostrove. He is courteous, constructive and very able."