1.1 On 13 December 1961, a Treaty was signed between the Respondent, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Federal Republic of Germany. That Treaty came into force on 10 April 1965. One principal aim of the Treaty was: “The promotion and reciprocal protection of investments”. The Claimant, as a German national with an “investment” in Thailand, alleges that it is entitled to seek relief from the Respondent by virtue of provisions in a similar Treaty between the same parties, signed on 24 June 2002 and which came into force on 20 October 2004. The first Treaty will be referred to as “the 1961 Treaty” and the second Treaty as “the 2002 Treaty”.