U.S. International Investment Agreements

U.S. International Investment Agreements

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U.S. International Investment Agreements is the definitive interpretative guide to the United States' bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) with investment chapters. Providing an authoritative look at the development of the BIT program, treatment provisions, expropriation, and other provisions, Kenneth J. Vandevelde draws on his years of investment treaty and agreement expertise as both a former practitioner and a scholar. This unique and well-organized book analyzes the development of U.S. international investment agreement language and strategy within their historical context. It also explains the newest changes to the model negotiating text (US Model BIT 2004) and additional treaties.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 908 pages
  • 182 x 256 x 50mm | 1,660.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195371372
  • 9780195371376

About Kenneth J. Vandevelde

Kenneth J. Vandevelde is a Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. Professor Vandevelde's diverse career has included representing the United States before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, American Indian tribes before the U.S. Supreme Court and private American citizens at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunalshow more

Table of contents

Introduction ; Investment Treaties in American Foreign Policy ; The Development of the BIT Program ; The Scope of BIT Protections ; The General Treatment Provisions ; The Specific Treatment Provisions ; The Expropriation Provision ; The Currency Transfers Provision ; The Investor-State Disputes Provision ; The State-State Disputes Provision ; Other Standard Provisions ; Special Provisionsshow more