The ICSID Convention

A Commentary

Author: Christoph H. Schreuer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803472

Category: Law

Page: 1466

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The Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States entered into force in October 1966, and is administered by ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). There are now 131 countries which have ratified the convention. Its caseload has grown substantially during the last ten years. In this unique compendium, the official text and Professor Schreuer's updated commentary on the entire Convention is set out, Article by Article, as at June 2000. This books offers the most comprehensive explanation of the functioning of this important mechanism for the settlement of investor-host State disputes. It incorporates the preparatory work, the literature and the practice under the Convention, as well as a complete tables and index, and cross references to the ICSID Reports. This practice-oriented guide will be an indispensable tool for anyone dealing with the ICSID Convention.

The ICSID Convention

A Commentary

Author: Christoph H. Schreuer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521885590

Category: Law

Page: 1524

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This Commentary gives a detailed description of the meaning and application of the ICSID Convention.

Der Investitionsschutz im internationalen Anlagenbau

eine Untersuchung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung internationaler BOT-Projekte

Author: Tim M. Metje

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161496950

Category: Law

Page: 213

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English summary: Due to the enormous need for infrastructure investment world-wide and due to governments' inability to finance such investments, innovative financing techniques have been developed, BOT (build, operate, transfer) techniques being one of them. Governments and private investors should be on an equal footing when negotiating BOT contracts in order to allocate risks in a way which will be acceptable for all parties involved. In his study, Tim Metje analyzes the risks and opportunities inherent in BOT project financing and evaluates pertinent new developments in international investment law. German description: In Zeiten allgemeiner Knappheit offentlicher Haushalte lassen sich staatliche Investitionen in die offentliche Infrastruktur nur noch selten oder sehr eingeschrankt realisieren. Zunehmend beteiligen sich private Investoren an der Finanzierung offentlicher Infrastruktur. Tim Metje untersucht die Moglichkeit Private im Rahmen so genannter BOT-Modelle (BOT = Build, Operate, Transfer ) einzubinden. Dies sind offentlich-private Partnerschaften, bei denen private Investoren Infrastrukturprojekte in staatlichem Auftrag realisieren, betreiben und erst nach einem Zeitraum von bis zu 30 Jahren auf den sie beauftragenden Staat ruckubertragen. Da das Engagement privater Investoren ganz wesentlich von einem stabilen nationalen und internationalen Investitionsschutzregime abhangt, das sich letztlich auch im Streitfall bewahren muss, liegt hier der Schwerpunkt der Untersuchung.Nach einer Einfuhrung in die wesentlichen Funktionsmechanismen internationaler BOT-Projekte auf der Grundlage einzelner Beispiele und nach Ausfuhrungen zu den Erwartungen der Projektbeteiligten diskutiert der Autor die Chancen und Risiken des geltenden Investitionsschutzrechts. Zugleich bewertet er neuere investitionsschutzrechtliche Ansatze, wie etwa die Flexibilisierung von Vertragsverhaltnissen. Dies lasst ihn - unter Berucksichtigung der Besonderheiten von BOT-Projekten - auch die Frage nach einem fur alle Beteiligten effektiven Streitbeilegungsmechanismus thematisieren.

Guide to ICSID Arbitration

Author: Lucy Reed,Jan Paulsson,Nigel Blackaby

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041134018

Category: Law

Page: 468

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Previous edition, 1st, published in 2004.


Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht

Author: Christian Tietje

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3899496647

Category: Law

Page: 879

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The textbook offers the comprehensive presentation and analysis of international commercial law. The fundamentals of international commercial law will be treated as well as the special pertinent spheres (e.g., commodity and service trade, currency and revenue law, investment protection, settlement of disputes).

Legal Framework for the Admission of FDI

Author: Thomas Pollan

Publisher: Eleven International Publishing

ISBN: 9077596151

Category: Law

Page: 321

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The law on foreign direct investment (FDI) belongs to the fastest changing legal field in international law. Investors and the host state have long left behind a relationship dominated by the host state's desire to screen and choose FDI. In the current market for FDI, both parties try to assert influence, but in the end the scarcity of FDI is the decisive factor. This book provides an in-depth study of the legal framework for the admission of FDI and presents insights into the pros and cons of various admission models. Its goal is to identify legal and policy options that serve the host state's and investor's common needs. The book is a comprehensive, easy reference handbook that is of interest to lawyers, academics and policy makers.

The Resolution of International Investment Disputes

Challenges and Solutions

Author: Mariel Dimsey

Publisher: Eleven International Publishing

ISBN: 9077596526

Category: Law

Page: 251

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This work deals with the current state of investment dispute resolution and analyzes the problems associated with investor-state arbitration. The author examines developments in the existing legal framework and looks at the mechanisms under existing domestic and international systems â?? such as judicial review and class actions â?? to see if these can be applied to investment dispute resolution. The author concludes that the features of traditional arbitration are not flexible enough to meet the needs of this modern form of international dispute resolution. Investment arbitration is now entering a new phase of its development. The traditional, typically arbitration-related issues of consent, privity, and confidentiality are making room for the now more important questions of disclosure, transparency, legal certainty, and consistency. The author calls for setting up a "model procedure," specifically created for international investment disputes as this would enable the establishment of a "tailor-made" process for this ever-growing area of law.

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.

Piercing the Corporate Veil Doctrine in International Investment Agreements

Author: Anastasiia Dulska

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668716374

Category: Law

Page: 58

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Law - Miscellaneous, grade: 1.7, Humboldt-University of Berlin (International Dispute Resolution Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme), course: International Investment Arbitration, language: English, abstract: The piercing the corporate veil in ISDS plays a twofold role. From the investors’ perspective, it is instrumental if a tribunal can ignore the difference between the legal personality of the company in which they invested in and the shares that they hold. Per contra, States also invoke this doctrine by trying to convince a tribunal to look at the true personalities involved and not to allow an investor to hide behind the veil of the different legal personalities. To address these competing interests, the author of this Master Thesis in Chapter II intends to analyse the characteristic pattern and standing of shareholders in bringing indirect claims aimed to persuade the tribunal to ignore the difference between the legal personality of a company and its shareholders and to look at the true interests at stake instead. In Chapter III, the applicability of the piercing the corporate veil doctrine will be approached from the States’ perspective and when they invoke the denial of benefits clauses. On the basis of the foregoing, this Master Thesis purports to address the intersection between the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal in ISDS and the concepts of investor and investment underlying the application of the piercing the corporate veil doctrine. By doing so, the author of this Master Thesis explores the provisions of IIAs commented on by authoritative treatises, contemporary views embodied in articles, and jurisprudence of international investment treaty tribunals. In order to arrive at its findings and conclusions, this Master Thesis utilizes the method of description, method of conceptual analysis, comparative method, and method of evaluation.

Applicable Law in International Investment Disputes

Author: Taida Begic

Publisher: Eleven International Publishing

ISBN: 9077596127

Category: Law

Page: 251

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This book gives a comprehensive overview of all relevant aspects of the issue of applicable substantive law in the context of investor/State arbitration. It is a comparative survey of both the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and non-ICSID arbitral practice. The applicable substantive law represents an important issue in investment disputes as it determines the rules of law that should be applied to the merits of the dispute. This study demonstrates the need for a discussion on the applicable law before examining the merits of the case, as it appears to be non-existent in most arbitral awards. The author gives an extensive survey of choice of law clauses as found in direct agreements between parties and in multilateral or bilateral investment treaties. Furthermore, the author analyzes the following issues: stabilization clauses in investment agreements, the application of the residual rule (if parties failed to agree on the applicable law), the special position of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and various annulment decisions.

International Investment Law

A Chinese Perspective

Author: Guiguo Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134442424

Category: Law

Page: 586

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Increasing and intensified cross-border economic exchange such as trade and investment is an important feature of globalization. In the past, a distinction could be made between capital importing and exporting countries, or host and home countries for foreign direct investment (FDI). Due to globalization, FDI is presently made by and in both developed and developing countries. Differences in political, economic and legal systems and culture are no longer obstacles for FDI, and to varying degrees the economic development of almost all countries is closely linked with the inflow of FDI. This book conducts critical assessments of aspects of current international law on FDI, focusing on cases decided by the tribunals of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other tribunals as well as decisions of annulment ad hoc committees of the ICSID. In examining such cases, Guiguo Wang takes into account the Chinese culture and China’s practice in the related areas. The book explores topics including: the development and trend of international investment law; unilateral, bilateral and multilateral mechanisms for encouraging and protecting FDIs; determination of qualified investors and investments and consent as conditions for protection; relative and absolute standards of treatment; determination of expropriation in practice; assessment of compensation for expropriation; difficulties in enforcing investment arbitral awards; and alternatives for improving the existing system. The book will be of great use and interest to scholars, practitioners and students of international investment law and international economic law, Asian law, and Chinese studies.

Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties

Author: Chester Brown

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651966

Category: Law

Page: 990

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The existing literature on the substantive and procedural aspects of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) relies heavily on investment treaty arbitration decisions as a source of law. What is missing is a comprehensive, analytical review of state practice. This volume fills this gap, providing detailed analyses of the investment treaty policy and practice of nineteen leading capital-exporting states and emerging market economies. The authors are leading experts in government, academia, and private legal practice, and their chapters are largely based on primary source materials. Each chapter provides a description of the regulatory or policy framework governing foreign investment (both inflows and outflows) with a historical presentation of the state's Model BIT; an examination of internal government processes and practices relating to treaty negotiation, conclusion, ratification and record-keeping; and a detailed article-by-article analytical commentary of the state's Model BIT, elucidating the policy behind each provision and highlighting the ways in which the actual investment treaty practice of that state deviates from this standard text. This commentary is supplemented by the case law relevant to that state's investment treaties. This commentary will be of immense assistance to counsel and arbitrators engaged in arguing and determining the proper interpretation of BITs and investment chapters in Free Trade Agreements, and to government officials and scholars engaged in BIT policy formulation and implementation. It will serve as a standard resource for legal practitioners, scholars, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the field of international investment policy, law, and arbitration.


In Whose Name?

A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication

Author: Armin von Bogdandy,Ingo Venzke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191026956

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The vast majority of all international judicial decisions have been issued since 1990. This increasing activity of international courts over the past two decades is one of the most significant developments within the international law. It has repercussions on all levels of governance and has challenged received understandings of the nature and legitimacy of international courts. It was previously held that international courts are simply instruments of dispute settlement, whose activities are justified by the consent of the states that created them, and in whose name they decide. However, this understanding ignores other important judicial functions, underrates problems of legitimacy, and prevents a full assessment of how international adjudication functions, and the impact that it has demonstrably had. This book proposes a public law theory of international adjudication, which argues that international courts are multifunctional actors who exercise public authority and therefore require democratic legitimacy. It establishes this theory on the basis of three main building blocks: multifunctionality, the notion of an international public authority, and democracy. The book aims to answer the core question of the legitimacy of international adjudication: in whose name do international courts decide? It lays out the specific problem of the legitimacy of international adjudication, and reconstructs the common critiques of international courts. It develops a concept of democracy for international courts that makes it possible to constructively show how their legitimacy is derived. It argues that ultimately international courts make their decisions, even if they do not know it, in the name of the peoples and the citizens of the international community.

Handbook of International Law

Author: Anthony Aust

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447461

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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A concise account of international law by an experienced practitioner, this book explains how states and international organisations, especially the United Nations, make and use international law. The nature of international law and its fundamental concepts and principles are described. The difference and relationship between various areas of international law which are often misunderstood (such as diplomatic and state immunity, and human rights and international humanitarian law) are clearly explained. The essence of new specialist areas of international law, relating to the environment, human rights and terrorism are discussed. Aust's clear and accessible style makes the subject understandable to non-international lawyers, non-lawyers and students. Abundant references are provided to sources and other materials, including authoritative and useful websites.

Transparency in International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement

Author: Junji Nakagawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113513054X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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An increasing number of international trade disputes are settled through the WTO dispute settlement (DS) procedure. In parallel, an increasing number of international investment disputes are settled through investor-host state arbitration procedure. What does "transparency" mean in the context of international trade and investment dispute settlement? Why is enhanced transparency demanded? To what extent and in what manner should these dispute settlement procedures be transparent? The book addresses these issues of securing transparency in international trade and investment dispute settlement. Transparency in international trade and investment dispute settlement drew attention of international economic law scholars in the late 1990s, but most literature discusses the transparency in trade DS and investment DS separately. The book deals with the issue in a comprehensive and coherent manner, combining the analyses of the issue in both DS procedures and comparing the pros and cons to enhanced transparency in them. The main argument of the book is, first, that transparency in these procedures should be enhanced so that they may be accountable to a wider range of stakeholders, but, secondly, that the extent and the manner of transparency might differ in these two procedures, reflecting their structural and functional differences. The book will appeal to both scholars and students interested in international economic law and international relations, as well as lawyers and government officials who deal with international trade and investment regulation.

International Investment, Protection and Arbitration

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

Author: Christian Tietje

Publisher: BWV Verlag

ISBN: 3830526687

Category: Arbitration (International law

Page: 192

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HauptbeschreibungIn the last years, the law of international investment protection has increasingly caught the attention of international lawyers, both practitioners and academics. In this regard, two related but often not comprehensively covered aspects are relevant: arbitral proceedings and awards on the one side, and individual commercial interests of enterprises which are engaged in foreign direct investment or international portfolio investment on the other. The applicable law in order to protect these commercial interests is both, of an international and national character, and concerns.