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The International Law on Foreign Investment

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521747653
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  • Given recent seismic upheavals in the world's money markets, an updated edition of an authoritative, reliable textbook on the international law of foreign investment has rarely been so timely. Sornarajah's classic text surveys how international law has developed to protect foreign investments by multinational actors and to control any misconduct on their part. It analyses treaty-based methods, examining the effectiveness of bilateral and regional investment treaties. It also considers the reverse flow of investments from emerging industrialising powers such as China and Brazil and explores the retreat from market oriented economics to regulatory controls. By offering thought-provoking analysis of not only the law, but related developments in economics and political sciences, Sornarajah gives immediacy and relevance to the discipline. This book is required reading for all postgraduate and undergraduate international law students specialising in the law of foreign investments.

    • Timely edition given recent upheavals in the field of foreign investments
    • Provides perfect balance of authoritative overview and thought-provoking analysis
    • Looks at related developments in economics and politics to accurately reflect the law 'in action'
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    20th Oct 2014 by Mmartinvas

    Very good book. If you are intersting of foreign investment you need this book.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521747653
    • length: 556 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 26 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The shaping factors
    3. Controls by the host state
    4. The liability of multinational corporations and home state measures
    5. Bilateral investment treaties
    6. Multilateral instruments on foreign investment
    7. Settlement of investment disputes: contract-based arbitration
    8. Treaty-based investment arbitration: jurisdictional issues
    9. Causes of action: breaches of treatment standards
    10. The taking of foreign property
    11. Compensation for nationalisation of foreign investments
    12. Defences to responsibility.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • International Business Transactions
    • International Investment Law
    • International Trade and Investment
  • Author

    M. Sornarajah, National University of Singapore
    M. Sornarajah is C. J. Koh Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of International Law at the University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.

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