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Research Handbook on Foreign Direct Investment

Edited by Markus Krajewski and Rhea Tamara Hoffmann, Faculty of Law, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment agreements, domestic legislation, and investor-State contracts have contributed to the development of a new field of international law that defines obligations between host states and foreign investors with investor-State dispute settlement. This involves not only vast sums, but also a panoply of rights, duties, and shifting objectives at the juncture of national and international law and policy. This engaging Research Handbook provides an authoritative account of these diverse investment law issues.
Extent: c 744 pp
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Publication Date: April 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78536 984 1
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Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment agreements, domestic legislation and investor-state contracts have contributed to the development of a new field of international law that defines obligations between host states and foreign investors with investor-state dispute settlements. This involves not only vast sums, but also a panoply of rights, duties and shifting objectives at the juncture of national and international law and policy. This engaging Research Handbook provides an authoritative account of these diverse investment law issues.

Written by international experts in the field, the contributions provide economic, political and legal perspectives to cover all aspects of international and national investment law. With regional perspectives from Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and Latin and North America, this Research Handbook offers an analytical overview of the key areas of current research interest and developments in investment law. Vitally, the expert contributors outline future and upcoming issues, as well as providing a research agenda for the topic.

This Research Handbook will be an excellent resource for researchers in academic institutions, governments and non-governmental organisations, as well as for practitioners including government officials, negotiators and practicing lawyers.
‘This formidable work brings together the leading experts in the field of international investment law to address cutting edge issues in that law as well as covering the particular problems that arise in geographical regions. Existing areas are competently surveyed. But more importantly, new areas such as the impact of sustainable development, the interface with trade in services, the context of economic crises and others are conveniently covered in a single book so that a search does not have to be made in several works to find the law. It is a work that will be of immense help to students, researchers and practitioners in the field.’
– M. Sornarajah, National University of Singapore
Contributors: I. Alvik, D. Atanasova, J. Baumgartner, C. Binder, D.N. Dagbanja, S.B. Danzman, E. De Brabandere, A. De Luca, A. Dimopoulos, K. Fach Gómez, K. Gülay, A.R. Hippolyte, R.T. Hoffmann, L. Hsu, M. Jacobson, P. Janig, L. Johnson, M. Krajewski, K. Magraw, A. Mitchell, M. Molinuevo, P.M. Protopsaltis, S. Robert-Cuendet, G. Sacerdoti, L. Sándor, S. Schacherer, S.W. Schill, C. Titi, E. Tuerk








Contents:

PART I FOUNDATIONS
1. The political economy of bilateral investment treaties
Sarah Bauerle Danzman

2. Legal approaches to foreign direct investment
Stephan Schill and Kerem Gülay

3. Foreign investment law and developing countries
Antonius Rickson Hippolyte

4. FDI, international investment agreements and the sustainable development goals
Lise Johnson

PART II INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS
5. Trends and reform debates
Elisabeth Tuerk, Jorun Baumgartner and Dafina Atanasova

6. Scope of international investment agreements and substantive protection standards
Catharine Titi

7. Investment dispute settlement
Anna De Luca and Giorgio Sacerdoti

8. FDI and services trade: connections in rules and dispute settlement
Martín Molinuevo and Michael Jacobson

PART III INVESTMENT REGULATIONS AND INCENTIVES
9. Investor-state contracts
Ivar Alvik

10. Investment guarantees and political risk insurance
Panayotis M. Protopsaltis

PART IV REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
11. Africa
Dominic Npoanlari Dagbanja

12. Asia
Locknie Hsu

13. Australia and New Zealand
Andrew Mitchell

14. European Union
Angelos Dimopoulos

15. Central and Eastern Europe
Lénárd Sándor

16. Latin America
Katia Fach Gómez

17. North America
Kendra Magraw

PART V CHALLENGES AND CONTENTIOUS ISSUES
18. International investment law and sustainable development
Stefanie Schacherer and Rhea Tamara Hoffmann

19. Protection of the environment and international investment law
Sabrina Robert-Cuendet

20. Human rights and international investment law
Eric De Brabandere

21. Investment agreements and financial crises
Christina Binder and Philipp Janig

Index