Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations

Reports of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Determinations

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This comprehensive two-volume work is a collection of determinations from OPIC, the US governmental political risk insurance provider, in the form of its Memoranda of Determinations from 1966 through to 2010.

An important part of international investment law and policy is the political risk insurance coverage provided to international investors by their home states and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank. These programs are of crucial importance to the growth of international investment flows and the development of international investment law. The insurance claim decisions and as a result this area of international law has received disproportionately little attention. This reference
work is the first to make the underlying primary material available to the investment law, political risk and academic communities. The authors have made the claims determinations more accessible with the inclusion of headnote summaries for all determinations.

The determinations reflect the decisions of OPIC under US and international law and therefore have a significant impact on its future claims determinations. They reveal what types of claims have been honoured for expropriation, political violence or convertibility/transferability restrictions. Users of political risk insurance worldwide will find this collection invaluable in understanding what events are and are not in fact covered, and deciding whether to obtain insurance coverage. These OPIC
determinations will also contribute to the development of arbitral jurisprudence regarding government actions that are alleged to be in violation of investment protections found in investment treaties and investment law. They are additionally of interest in the context of the presentation and
determination of future OPIC claims and decision making by other political risk insurance providers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2240 pages
  • 182 x 254 x 114mm | 3,589g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0199596859
  • 9780199596850

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Offers valuable insight to political risk insurance options. * Panayotis M. Protopsaltis, Dryllerakis & Associates, Transnational Dispute Management *
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About Mark Kantor

Until he retired from Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Mark Kantor was a project finance partner of Millbank Tweed. He currently serves an arbitrator, as well as teaching an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment and Editor in Chief of Transnational Dispute Management, the online journal. Mr Kantor is a member of the Board of Directors
of the American Arbitration Association and Chair of the D.C Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee

Michael D. Nolan has represented clients or served as arbitrator in arbitrations under AAA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and other rules and is consistently listed in Euromoney Guide, Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Chambers USA for international arbitration. Mr. Nolan teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and of the Panel of ICSID Arbitrators (by appointment of Mongolia). Mr.
Nolan is a graduate of Harvard College and of the University of Chicago Law School.

Karl P. Sauvant is a Resident Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, and Guest Professor at Nankai University, China. Before that, he was Director of UNCTAD's Investment Division. He is the author of, or responsible for, a substantial number of publications. In 2006, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the European International Business Academy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975.
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