A Guide to State Succession in International Investment Law

Elgar International Investment Law series

Patrick Dumberry, Professor, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), University of Ottawa, Canada

A Guide to State Succession in International Investment Law provides a comprehensive analysis of State succession issues arising in the context of international investment law. The author examines whether a successor State is bound by the investment treaties and State contracts which the predecessor State had signed with other States and foreign investors before the date of succession. Actors who are called upon to apply rules of State succession in investment arbitration cases will find this book a valuable source of practical guidance with strong theoretical foundations.

‘Professor Dumberry’s treatise addresses a broad range of issues that might arise out of state successions in investment disputes in a comprehensive and comprehensible manner. One does not need to agree with all of his conclusions to appreciate the well-reasoned analysis and wealth of references to state practice and legal authorities, which will make this book indispensable reading for any
arbitration practitioner dealing with this complex and contentious matter.’
– Hanno Wehland, Journal of International Arbitration

‘A Guide to State Succession in International Investment Law offers original insight into a vastly under-appreciated aspect of international investment law, certainly among the most significant and growing fields of international law in recent years. This is a considerable achievement which is deserving of much attention and credit by international scholars and jurists alike.’
– David Collins, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation

‘This book takes an apparently narrow topic and accords it an almost epic intellectual scale. The dissolution of States may not happen every day, but when it does the practical implications for affected investment treaties and government contracts will be found in this book. Its unique contribution is to combine deep research and thinking about one of the most inchoate (and under-explored) concepts of international law with practical problems and real disputes.’
– Noah Rubins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

2018 552 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 660 2 £175.50 £135.00 $175.50 $195.00

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