Advanced Introduction to International Investment Law

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

August Reinisch, Professor Dr., Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Austria

August Reinisch gives a broad overview of the entire field of international investment law that has emerged as an important subfield of international economic law over the last decades. As a result of the boom of investment arbitration since the late 1990s, core questions of the substantive treatment of foreign investors are analysed. Combining an academic and a practical perspective, this book has been written to provide an introduction to investment law for lawyers, political scientists, economists as well as those interested in international relations.

‘This Advanced Introduction is a jewel. It offers a refreshing journey into the most fundamental concepts, standards and processes of international investment law. This is the indispensable guide for academics, practitioners and investment negotiators that are facing the ever-evolving intricacies and complexities of the international investment regime. It brings order, clarity, concreteness and conciseness in a field that has been characterized by legal and jurisprudential inflation. A must-have and a must-read!’
– Makane Moïse Mbengue, University of Geneva Law School, Switzerland

‘This book is a real feat. The basics, and latest trends, on substantive investment protection principles and investor-state dispute settlement in just over 100 pages. As a primer or refresher, I highly recommend it.’
– Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

'Professor Reinisch’s Advanced Introduction to International Investment Law provides a necessary guide for anyone embarking on the study of a field that has grown up and is, at the same time, facing calls for fundamental reform. The book is comprehensive and covers all the basic elements of the field. It is also impressive in its use of supporting materials yet remains accessible to non-specialists. Further, the depth of its analyses makes it also useful for the experienced academic or practitioner.’
– Gabriel Bottini, Uría Menéndez, Spain

2020 160 pp Paperback 978 1 78347 451 6 £15.95 £12.76 $24.95 $19.96
2020 160 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 450 9 £85.00 £76.50 $120.00 $108.00

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