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An Introduction to International Investment Law

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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316613573

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  • This insightful and accessible introduction provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the increasingly important discipline of international investment law. Focusing primarily on the legal principles contained in the growing body of international investment agreements, this book covers the core concepts of the discipline with attention given to their relation to each other and to the manner in which they have been developed through arbitration case law. The context of each legal principle is explored along with a consideration of some of the major debates and emerging criticisms. Avoiding extensive case extracts, this book adopts an engaging and succinct narrative style which allows readers to advance their understanding of the topic while examining the legal principles with academic rigour and discerning commentary.

    • Explains the key issues clearly in easy-to-understand language
    • Provides the policy, history and economic background of international investment law, so that students can see the contextual relevance of what they are learning
    • Includes helpful summaries of cases, encouraging engagement with the text
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316613573
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to foreign direct investment: history, trends and rationales
    2. Bilateral, regional and multilateral investment agreements and investment contracts
    3. National laws governing foreign investment and definitions and conditions of admission
    4. Guarantees against discrimination: national treatment and most favoured nation
    5. Fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security and umbrella clauses
    6. Guarantees against expropriation
    7. Compensation
    8. Dispute settlement
    9. Public interest issues: the environment, human rights and culture
    10. Non-precluded measures: essential security, economic stability and the defence of necessity
    11. Beyond international investment law.

  • Author

    David Collins, City University London
    David Collins is a Professor of International Economic Law at City University London where he teaches and researches in the fields of world trade and international investment law.

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