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International Investment Law

Texts, Cases and Materials, Third Edition Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, Vice Director of the Legal Division, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland
This up-to-date and revised third edition offers a clear and comprehensive overview aimed at upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses on international investment law. Key features and benefits include:

• concise descriptions of legal principles followed by classic and contemporary cases

• extracts from and analysis of key recent decisions, revised investment treaty texts and new court system proposals

• detailed discussion notes and all new ‘Questions to an Expert’ to enable classroom discussion and facilitate critical reflection.
Extent: c 784 pp
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Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 721 0
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Publication Date: February 2020
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  • Law - Academic
  • International Investment Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
This up-to-date and revised third edition offers a clear and comprehensive overview of the main principles, institutions and procedures related to foreign direct investment and the resolution of disputes. Suitable for both upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses on international investment protection, the book is firmly grounded within the wider public international law context.

Key Features of the third edition:
 
• Incorporates extracts from and analysis of key recent decisions, including David Aven et al v. Costa Rica, Greentech Energy Systems et al v. Italy and Venezuela v. OI European Group

• Coverage is brought up to date with new discussion of revised investment treaty texts and new court system proposals

• Balanced and neutral engagement with both normative standards and critiques of the system encourages students to draw their own conclusions

• Provides concise descriptions of the legal principles followed by extracts from both classic and contemporary cases to enhance understanding of core concepts

• Contains detailed discussion notes and all new ‘Questions to an Expert’ to enable further classroom discussion and facilitate critical reflection on complex topics.

The concise nature of the book and accessible writing style make this an ideal text for non-specialists and for single semester courses on international investment protection.
'In this new edition, Dr. Schefer has pulled off the seemingly impossible: an up-to-date, accessible yet scholarly introduction to international investment law that students and practitioners alike will find useful and informative. My students particularly appreciate the way she organizes the sometimes chaotic world of arbitral decisions into coherent, if competing, lines of doctrine and policy. As a researcher, this volume is my starting point when investigating a new aspect of investment law. She asks all the right questions and lays a solid foundation for future work. A tour de force.'
– Frank J. Garcia, Boston College Law School, US

‘This new edition of Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer’s International Investment Law provides a wealth of information for the newcomer to the field. It is refreshingly illustrated not only by case excerpts and other materials, but also by short interviews with new voices in international investment law. Overall, it provides a balanced view on one of the most controversial subfields of international economic law.’
– August Reinisch, University of Vienna, Austria
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction to the study of international investment law 2. Sources of international investment law 3. Definitions 4. Expropriation 5. Standards of host state behaviour 6. Dispute settlement 7. Investment guarantees: political risk insurance Index