Advanced Introduction to International Investment Law


Advanced Introduction to International Investment Law

9781783474516 Edward Elgar Publishing
August Reinisch, Professor Dr., Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Austria
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78347 451 6 Extent: 160 pp
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.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Written from a public international lawyer’s perspective, this short but significant book gives a broad overview of international investment law (IIL), explaining core concepts of investment protection, their evolution, and how investment tribunals have interpreted them. It examines the main features of the prevailing investment dispute settlement system and takes into account historic antecedents and possible future developments. August Reinisch facilitates easy access to the field by putting international investment law into its broader historical, political and legal context. 
Key features include:
• a combination of academic and practical perspectives

• a broad-based contextual introduction

• a nuanced, integrated overview of the links and connections between different areas of international investment law.

This Advanced Introduction is an indispensable guide for students of law, political science, international relations and economics. Comprehensive and accessible, it is essential reading for lawyers, scholars and policy advisors seeking to further their understanding of international investment law.
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‘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
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Expropriation 3. Fair and equitable treatment (FET) 4. Non-discrimination and other Investment Protection standards 5. Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) 6. Conclusion Index

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