Principles of International Investment Law

Paperback | November 22, 2012

byRudolf Dolzer, Christoph Schreuer

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This book outlines the principles behind the international law of foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. It traces the purpose, context, and evolution of the clauses and provisions characteristic of contemporary investmenttreaties, and analyses the case law, interpreting the issues raised by standard clauses. Particular consideration is given to broad treaty-rules whose understanding in practice has mainly been shaped by their interpretation and application by international tribunals. In addition, the book introducesthe dispute settlement mechanisms for enforcing investment law, outlining the operation of Investor vs State arbitration.Combining a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals, this book offers an ideal introduction to the principles of international investment law and arbitration, for students orpractitioners alike.

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This book outlines the principles behind the international law of foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. It traces the purpose, context, and evolution of the clauses and provisions characteristic of contemporary investmenttreaties, and analyses the case law, interpre...

Rudolf Dolzer has presented a new concept for a Framework Agreement on the Promotion of German-Russia Energy Relations in April 2011 in Omsk at the Annual Meeting of the German-Russian Raw Materials Forum. He has co-chaired the Forum's Working Group on International Relations since 2008. He was Vice Rector at the University of Mannheim...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:530 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Background and Introduction1. The Object and Purpose of International Investment Law2. The History of International Investment Treaties3. The Evolving Context of Investment Rules - The Sources of International Investment Law4. Model Treaties5. Interpreting Investment TreatiesII. Investors and Investments Covered by International Agreements6. Nationals and Companies7. The Concept of Investment8. Application of International Agreements in TimeIII. Investment Contracts9. Investment ContractsIV. Admission and Establishment10. Admission and EstablishmentV. Principles of Protection - Substantive Standards11. Fair and Equitable Treatment12. Full Protection and Security13. Protection from Expropriation14. Protecting Contractual Rights: The Umbrella Clause15. Access to Courts, Denial of Justice, Fair Procedure16. Armed Conflict and Emergencies17. Preserving Existing Rights18. Protection Against Arbitrary Treatment and Discrimination19. National Treatment20. Most Favoured Nation Treatment21. Transfer of Payments, Convertibility, Exchange RightsVI. Questions of State Responsibility22. Attribution: Provinces, Municipalities23. The Role of State EntitiesVII. Political Risk Insurance24. MIGA25. National Insurance Programmes26. Private Investment InsuranceVIII. Settling Investment Disputes27. State v. State Disputes28. Investor v. State DisputesAnnexesFour Model Treaties: US, UK, France, GermanyICSID ConventionNAFTA Ch. XIECT

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"Clearly written and take[s] a comprehensive approach to the major issues and principles of international investment law...a useful guide not only for novices in the field of investment law, but also for experienced practitioners since [it] represent[s] a powerful reference tool...[The bookis] equally useful for counsel representing investors and states, arbitrators and negotiators of investment treaties, as [it] contain[s] excellent information and references, as well as pertinent commentaries and stimulating ideas." --Crina Baltag, British Yearbook of International Law