Regionalism in International Investment Law

Regionalism in International Investment Law

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Regionalism in International Investment Law provides a multinational perspective on international investment law. In it, distinguished academics and practitioners provide a critical and comprehensive understanding of issues in a field which has grown exponentially in its importance particularly over the last decade, focusing on the European Union, Australia, North America, Asia, and China. The book approaches the field of foreign direct investment from both academic and practical viewpoints and analyzes different bilateral, regional, and multinational agreements, often yielding competing perspectives. The academic perspective yields a strong conceptual foundation to often misunderstood elements of international investment law, while the practical perspective aids those actively pursuing foreign direct investment in better understanding the landscape, identifying potential conflicts which may arise, in more accurately assessing the risk underlying the issues in conflict and in resolving those issues.
Thorny issues relating to global commerce, sovereignty, regulation, expropriation, dispute resolution, and investor protections are covered, depicting how they have developed and are applied in different regions of the world. These different treatments ensure that readers are able grasp the subject matter at multiple levels and provide a comprehensive overview of developments in the field of foreign direct investment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019538900X
  • 9780195389005
  • 1,783,798

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; CHAPTER 1 ; Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview ; Professor Leon Trakman and Nick W. Ranieri ; CHAPTER 2 ; Foreign direct Investment: A Historical Perspective ; Professor Leon Trakman and Dr Nick W. Ranieri ; CHAPTER 3 ; International Investment Law: Some Cultural Legal Insights ; Professor Colin Pickard ; CHAPTER 4 ; Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements ; Professor Leon Trakman ; CHAPTER 5 ; NAFTA: An Overview ; Dr Nick W. Ranieri ; CHAPTER 6 ; The Legal Framework for Foreign Investments in the EU ; Professor Anna DeLuca ; CHAPTER 7 ; The Effect of Survival and Withdrawal Clauses in Investment Treaties: Protection of Investments in Latin America ; Professor Gisela Bolivar ; CHAPTER 8 ; ASEAN: The Liberalization of Investment through Regional Agreements ; Professor Vivienne Bath ; CHAPTER 9 ; China and International Investment Law ; Professor Wenhau Shen ; CHAPTER 10 ; The ICSID in Perspective ; Professor Leon Trakman ; CHAPTER 11 ; The Iran-US Expropriation ; Professor Romesh Weeramantry ; CHAPTER 12 ; Australia's Rejection of Investor-State Arbitration: a Sign of Global Change ; Professor Leon Trakman ; CHAPTER 13 ; The Relation of the EU and Member States in Investor-State Arbitration ; Dr Stephan W. Schill ; CHAPTER 14 ; Balancing Investors' Rights with Public Policy in the NAFTA Context ; Dr Nick W. Ranieri ; CHAPTER 15 ; Consumer Product Safety Regulation and Investor-State Arbitration Policy and Practice after Philip Morris Asia v Australia ; Professor Luke Nottage ; CHAPTER 16 ; THE CASE AGAINST INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW ; Professor Sornarajah ; APPENDIX ; A POLEMIC: THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST INVESTMENT LIBERALIZATION ; Professor Trakman: The Case For Investment Liberalization ; Professor Sornarajah: The Case Against Investment Liberalization
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Review quote

If one wishes to explore the major issues of contemporary international investment law, familiarise oneself with important developments and regimes at the regional level, may it be in Latin America, the EU, Asia, China or Australia, coupled with some more theoretical perspectives on international investment law, one should not hesitate to buy and read this book. * Michail Risvas, The Journal of World Investment & Trade *
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About Nicola Ranieri

Leon Trakman is Professor of Law and Immediate Past Dean, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. He has been appointed distinguished or visiting professor at the University of California, Davis; University of Wisconsin; McGill University; Tulane; and University of Cape Town. He has been awarded a Bora Laskin National Fellowship and a Killam Senior Fellowship, both in Canada. Professor Trakman is the author and editor of 8 books and over 100
articles on international commercial arbitration and international trade and investment law.

As an international commercial arbitrator and mediator, Professor Trakman has served extensively as an inter-governmental trade adjudicator. He was appointed by US, Canadian and Mexican Governments under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and before then, under the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement. Professor Trakman is a barrister in New South Wales, Australia, a barrister and solicitor in Nova Scotia, Canada and an advocate in South Africa.

Nick Ranieri is in private practice, consulting clients on NAFTA related issues. He obtained his doctorate from the Tulane School of Law and is admitted to the Bars of Ontario and New York, as well as other bars in the United States. He was the Director of the Centro Juridico Para el Comercio Inter-Americana in Monterrey, Mexico and has served as a Panelist under the NAFTA Chapter 19 panel process dealing antidumping and subsidies matters. His professional experience has
included counseling state entities on the creation of free trade zones as well as counseling private entities on issues dealing with foreign investment and expropriation. He has written on subjects relating to international trade and investment and has lectured at the ITESM School of Law. He was a founding member of the
NAFTA Consortium on Legal Education and served on various alternative dispute resolution bodies throughout North America.
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