Calculation of Compensation and Damages in International Investment Law

Author: Irmgard Marboe

Publisher: Oxford International Arbitrati

ISBN: 9780198749936

Category: Law

Page: 544

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Fully revised and updated from the successful first edition, this title analyses the practice of international courts and tribunals with regard to the valuation of investment claims against states, paying specific attention to the question of interest. This new edition incorporates new jurisprudence, updates existing cases, and includes a new section on immaterial damage. The new edition also contains extensive annexes devoted to ICSID cases and non-ICSID investment cases, as well as a table on methods of valuation in international practice. This issue of valuation represents one of the most important aspects of international investment disputes. The parties involved have an obvious interest in an appropriate solution to the question of the quantum of damages. The sums involved are high and this is particularly true in the context of private foreign investment. With the increase in international investment both in the developing as well as the developed world, there is a growing need for a stable and predictable approach to quantum. This new edition meets the needs of foreign investors and host states by setting the issue of valuation on more solid ground. It provides an analysis of how international courts and tribunals have handled cases until now. The emphasis lies on the correct identification of the legal basis claim to inform the valuation method. The author concludes with suggestions and proposals as to how valuation should be handled by legal councils, experts, judges, and arbitrators in international judicial proceedings.

Arbitration Law of Czech Republic: Practice and Procedure

Author: Alexander J. Belohlávek

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518183

Category: Law

Page: 2272

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A comprehensive review of the arbitration law and practice in the Czech Republic including: discussion of arbitration practice and procedure; an examination of the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; the appointment of arbitrators including the challenge and replacement of arbitrators; an analysis of the various types of awards including a discussion on deliberations, agreements, settlements, and the costs of arbitration; a discussion on the amendment and challenge of awards including the liability of arbitrators; and, a review of the enforcement of domestic and foreign arbitration awards.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht

Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

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Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

International Commercial Arbitration

An Asia-Pacific Perspective

Author: Simon Greenberg,Christopher Kee,J. Romesh Weeramantry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949449X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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There has been an exponential rise in the use of ICA for resolving international business disputes, yet international arbitration is a scarcely regulated, specialty industry. International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia Pacific Perspective is the first book to explain ICA topic by topic with an Asia Pacific focus. Written for students and practising lawyers alike, this authoritative book covers the principles of ICA thoroughly and comparatively. For each issue it utilises academic writings from Asia, Europe and elsewhere, and draws on examples of legislation, arbitration procedural rules and case law from the major Asian jurisdictions. Each principle is explained with a simple statement before proceeding to more technical, theoretical or comparative content. Real-world scenarios are employed to demonstrate actual application to practice. International Commercial Arbitration is an invaluable resource that provides unique insight into real arbitral practice specific to the Asia Pacific region, within a global context.

Compensation and Restitution in Investor-State Arbitration

Principles and Practice

Author: Borzu Sabahi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This is a concise guide for lawyers, valuation experts, academics, and students of the remedies that foreign investors may seek in international investment disputes. It provides an overview of the legal rules applicable in such circumstances and numerous case studies to show how they are used.

Damages in International Investment Law

Author: Sergey Ripinsky,Kevin Williams

Publisher: BIICL

ISBN: 9781905221240

Category: Law

Page: 561

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The past two decades have seen a rising wave of investor-State arbitrations, which pose important questions in international law. This book addresses one of the least understood and most unpredictable areas in that field - the assessment of damages. The book is a result of a two-year research project carried out at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and it is the first to examine the subject in a systematic, comprehensive, and detailed manner. Damages in International Investment Law offers a much-needed, balanced assessment of the complicated and controversial issues arising in relation to compensation awards, putting special emphasis on the interpretation and application of international rules on damages by arbitral tribunals. In addition to careful analyses of the most recent investment treaty case law, other relevant practice - both international and national - is reviewed. Thorough, well-organized, and supplemented by analytical annexes, the book will be a valuable reference tool for legal professionals and a practical aide for constructing and resolving damages claims in investment arbitrations.


Public Policy in International Economic Law

The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment

Author: Diane Desierto

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191026484

Category: Law

Page: 432

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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.

Langzeitverträge

Author: Walter Doralt

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161556186

Category: Law

Page: 610

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English summary: This book deals with problems of long-term contracts - a central field of research for economists but, surprisingly, less so for lawyers. Building on the insights developed by economists, it focuses on five problems of paramount importance for long-term contracts: good faith and fiduciary duties, change of circumstances and force majeure (including contract design, risk distribution and renegotiation), termination for cause and, finally, penalty clauses. German description: Deutschsprachige Juristen denken bei Langzeitvertragen meist an das Dauerschuldverhaltnis, fur dessen Definition die Literatur allerdings auch nach gut 100 Jahren keinen Konsens hervorgebracht hat. Wahrend meist die Systematisierung im Vordergrund stand, wurde nur selten untersucht, welche Probleme einer gemeinsamen Systematisierung uberhaupt bedurfen. Dazu soll dieses Buch einen Beitrag leisten. Auf den reichhaltigen Erkenntnissen der okonomischen Literatur aufbauend werden funf Problemfelder des geltenden Rechts vertieft untersucht. Diese haben fur Langzeitvertrage exemplarische Bedeutung: Treuepflichten, Zulassigkeit und Grenzen ewiger Vertragsverhaltnisse, Geschaftsgrundlage (Vertragsgestaltung, Risikoverteilung, Nachverhandlung), Kundigung aus wichtigem Grund und Vertragsstrafen. Rechtsvergleichende Ausblicke zum neuen franzosischen Schuldrecht und zum englischen Recht erganzen die Untersuchung.


Investor-Staat-Schiedsverfahren nach Europäischem Unionsrecht

Zulässigkeit und Ausgestaltung in Investitionsabkommen der Europäischen Union

Author: Juliane Ahner

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161537271

Category: Law

Page: 403

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Juliane Ahner untersucht die Reichweite der Kompetenz der Europaischen Union fur ein Investor-Staat-Schiedsverfahren fur Auslandsinvestitionen sowie mogliche primarrechtliche Beschrankungen. Dabei kommt sie zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Union gemischte Investitionsabkommen gemeinsam mit den Mitgliedstaaten abschliessen muss. Die ausschliessliche Zustandigkeit des Europaischen Gerichtshofs fur die Auslegung und Anwendung der Vertrage und die Autonomie der Unionsrechtsordnung stehen der Unterwerfung unter ein Investor-Staat-Schiedsverfahren nicht entgegen. Juliane Ahner stellt fest, dass die Union nicht alle bestehenden Schiedsverfahren nutzen kann und einige Verfahrensregeln modifiziert werden sollten. Vor dem Hintergrund drohender Schadensersatzanspruche von Investoren gegenuber der Union und den Mitgliedstaaten entwickelt sie Regelungen fur die volkerrechtliche und die unionsinterne Haftung.

Die gute Regierung

Author: Pierre Rosanvallon

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518757849

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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Die meisten politischen Systeme der westlichen Welt gelten als demokratisch, aber im Grunde reduziert sich die Teilhabe der Bürgerinnen und Bürger auf die Wahl von Repräsentanten und Regierenden, also auf ein Verfahren zur Beglaubigung von Mächtigen und zur Bestätigung allgemeiner Zielsetzungen. Angesichts der mit einer solchen »Genehmigungsdemokratie« verbundenen Gefahren entwirft Pierre Rosanvallon in seinem vieldiskutierten Buch das Gegenmodell einer »Bestätigungsdemokratie« – und fordert nicht weniger als eine demokratische Revolution, in der die Beziehungen zwischen Regierenden und Regierten neu bestimmt werden.

The Foundations of International Investment Law

Bringing Theory into Practice

Author: Zachary Douglas,Joost Pauwelyn,Jorge E. Viñuales

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508586

Category: Law

Page: 586

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International investment law is one of the fastest growing areas of international law. It has led to the signing of thousands of agreements, mostly in the form of investment contracts and bilateral investment treaties. Also, in the last two decades, there has been an exponential growth in the number of disputes being resolved by investment arbitration tribunals. Yet the legal principles at the basis of international investment law and arbitration remain in a state of flux. Perhaps the best illustration of this phenomenon is the wide disagreement among investment tribunals on some of the core concepts underpinning the regime, such as investment, property, regulatory powers, scope of jurisdiction, applicable law, or the interactions with other areas of international law. The purpose of this book is to revisit these conceptual foundations in order to shed light on the practice of international investment law. It is an attempt to bridge the growing gap between the theory and the practice of this thriving area of international law. The first part of the book focuses on the 'infrastructure' of the investment regime or, more specifically, on the structural arrangements that have been developed to manage foreign investment transactions and the potential disputes arising from them. The second part of the book identifies the common conceptual bases of an array of seemingly unconnected practical problems in order to clarify the main stakes and offer balanced solutions. The third part addresses the main sources of 'regime stress' as well as the main legal mechanisms available to manage such challenges to the operation of the regime. Overall, the book offers a thorough investigation of the conflicting theoretical positions underlying international investment law, testing their worth by reference to concrete issues that have arisen in the jurisprudence. It demonstrates that many of the most important practical questions arising in practice can be addressed by a carefully dosed resort to theory.


Eigentumsschutz im Völkerrecht

eine vergleichende Untersuchung zum internationalen Investitionsrecht sowie zum Menschenrechtsschutz

Author: Ursula Kriebaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428127023

Category: Eminent domain

Page: 623

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Europäisches Vertragsrecht

Author: Hein Kötz

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161537677

Category: Law

Page: 549

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English summary: This volume deals with the contract law of the European legal systems. What are the essential rules of these systems on the formation and validity of contracts? What rules apply to a party's right to bring a claim for performance, to terminate the contract or to claim damages for breach? While the discussion is based on the national rules, they are taken into account only as local variations on a European theme. To what extent is it therefore possible to speak of a common European law of contract? What contributions do the "Principles of European Contract Law" and the proposal of the "Draft Common Frame of Reference" make? This book is not only aimed at helping to teach young Europeans lawyers, but also strives to assist those engaged in the reform of national contract law or the drafting of uniform European legislation. The first 1996 edition of the volume has now been updated and completed. German description: Unter "Europaischem Vertragsrecht" versteht dieses Buch die Regeln, die den Rechtsordnungen der europaischen Lander gemeinsam sind: Wie kommt ein gultiger Vertrag zustande? Nach welchen Regeln wird beurteilt, ob eine Vertragspartei die Erfullung des Vertrages verlangen, von dem Vertrag Abstand nehmen, ihn widerrufen oder kundigen oder den Kontrahenten auf Schadensersatz in Anspruch nehmen kann? Lassen sich auf dem Gebiet des Vertragsrechts gemeineuropaische Strukturen auffinden? Gibt es allgemein akzeptierte Regeln? Wie sind sie zu formulieren, wenn man die "Prinzipien des Europaischen Vertragsrechts" oder die Vorschlage des "Draft Common Frame of Reference" berucksichtigt? Dabei werden die Losungen der nationalen Rechtsordnungen ausfuhrlich - wenn auch stets nur als nationale Variationen eines europaischen Themas - behandelt. Das Buch kann deshalb bei der rechtsvergleichenden Ausbildung der jungen europaischen Juristen eine Rolle spielen, ferner auch dort, wo e s um die Vorbereitung europaischen Gesetzesrechts oder um die Reform der nationalen Vertragsrechte geht. Das Buch ist in einer ersten unvollstandigen Auflage schon 1996 erschienen. Die Neuauflage bringt den Text auf den neuen Stand und erganzt ihn um die damals noch fehlenden Abschnitte.