Regionalism in International Investment Law

Hardcover | March 21, 2013

byLeon Trakman, Nicola Ranieri

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Regionalism in International Investment Law provides a multinational perspective on international investment law. In it, distinguished academics and practitioners provide a critical and comprehensive understanding of issues in a field which has grown exponentially in its importanceparticularly over the last decade, focusing on the European Union, Australia, North America, Asia, and China.The book approaches the field of foreign direct investment from both academic and practical viewpoints and analyzes different bilateral, regional, and multinational agreements, often yielding competing perspectives. The academic perspective yields a strong conceptual foundation to oftenmisunderstood elements of international investment law, while the practical perspective aids those actively pursuing foreign direct investment in better understanding the landscape, identifying potential conflicts which may arise, in more accurately assessing the risk underlying the issues inconflict and in resolving those issues.Thorny issues relating to global commerce, sovereignty, regulation, expropriation, dispute resolution, and investor protections are covered, depicting how they have developed and are applied in different regions of the world. These different treatments ensure that readers are able grasp the subjectmatter at multiple levels and provide a comprehensive overview of developments in the field of foreign direct investment.

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Regionalism in International Investment Law provides a multinational perspective on international investment law. In it, distinguished academics and practitioners provide a critical and comprehensive understanding of issues in a field which has grown exponentially in its importanceparticularly over the last decade, focusing on the Euro...

Leon Trakman is Professor of Law and Immediate Past Dean in the Faculty of Law, at the University of New South Wales. He has been appointed distinguished or visiting professor at the University of California, Davis; University of Wisconsin; McGill University; Tulane; and University of Cape Town. He has been awarded a Bora Laskin Natio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019538900X

ISBN - 13:9780195389005

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Introduction1. Leon Trakman and Nick W. Ranieri: Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview2. Leon Trakman and Dr Nick W. Ranieri: Foreign direct Investment: A Historical Perspective3. Colin Pickard: International Investment Law: Some Cultural Legal Insights4. Leon Trakman: Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements5. Nick W. Ranieri: NAFTA: An Overview6. Anna DeLuca: The Legal Framework for Foreign Investments in the EU7. Gisela Bolivar: The Effect of Survival and Withdrawal Clauses in Investment Treaties: Protection of Investments in Latin America8. Vivienne Bath: ASEAN: The Liberalization of Investment through Regional Agreements9. Wenhau Shen: China and International Investment Law10. Leon Trakman: The ICSID in Perspective11. Romesh Weeramantry: The Iran-US Expropriation12. Leon Trakman: Australia's Rejection of Investor-State Arbitration: a Sign of Global Change13. Stephan W. Schill: The Relation of the EU and Member States in Investor-State Arbitration14. Nick W. Ranieri: Balancing Investors' Rights with Public Policy in the NAFTA Context15. Luke Nottage: Consumer Product Safety Regulation and Investor-State Arbitration Policy and Practice after Philip Morris Asia v Australia16. Professor Sornarajah: THE CASE AGAINST INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAWAppendix:A POLEMIC: THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST INVESTMENT LIBERALIZATIONProfessor Trakman: The Case For Investment LiberalizationProfessor Sornarajah: The Case Against Investment Liberalization