Multinational Enterprises and the Law

Paperback | July 12, 2007

byPeter T. Muchlinski

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Multinational Enterprises and the Law presents the only comprehensive contemporary and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In addition it considers the effects of corporateself-regulation upon the development of the legal order in this area. Split into four parts the book firstly deals with the conceptual basis for MNE regulation, explaining the growth of MNEs, their business and legal forms and the relationship between them and the effects of a globalising economy and society upon the evolution of regulatory agendas in the field. PartII covers the main areas of economic regulation including the limits of national and regional jurisdiction over MNE activities, controls, and liberalization of entry and establishment, tax, company, and competition law. Part III introduces the social dimension of MNE regulation covering labourrights, human rights, and environmental issues, and Part IV deals with the contribution of international law and organizations to MNE regulation and to the control of investment risks, covering the main provisions found in international investment agreements and their recent interpretation byinternational tribunals.

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Multinational Enterprises and the Law presents the only comprehensive contemporary and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In addition it considers the effects of corporateself-regulation upon the development of the lega...

Peter Muchlinski is Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to joining SOAS he was Professor of Law and International Business at Kent Law School, University of Kent (2001-5). He has taught at the London School of Economics (1983-1998), where he is a V...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:856 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.5 inPublished:July 12, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199227969

ISBN - 13:9780199227969

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsTable of CasesTable of StatutesTable of TreatiesTable of EC MaterialsTable of Official Publications of Governments and International OrganisationsAbbreviationsPart I The Conceptual Framework1. Getting to Know Multinationals2. Business and Legal Forms of Multinational Enterprise: Towards a Theory of Control3. Regulating MultinationalsPart II Economic Regulation by Home and Host Countries4. The Jurisdictional Limits of Regulation through National or Regional Law5. The Control of Inward Investment by Host States6. Measures for the Encouragement of Inward Direct Investment7. Taxation Problems Associated With MNEs8. Group Liability and Directors' Duties9. Corporate Governance and Disclosure10. Regulation through Competition Law11. Technology TransferPart III The Social Dimension12. Labour Relations13. Human Rights and Multinational Enterprises14. Environmental IssuesPart IV International Investment Regulation15. The Control of Investment Risks I: Contractual Stability, Renegotiation, Taking of Property and Investment Guarantees16. Control of Investment Risks II: Non-Discrimination, Fair and Equitable Treatment and Full Protection and Security17. The Codification of International Standards For the Treatment of Foreign Investors18. The Settlement of International Investment DisputesIndex