The International Law on Foreign Investment

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Cambridge University Press, May 6, 2010 - Law - 524 pages
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Given recent seismic upheavals in the world's money markets, an updated edition of an authoritative, reliable textbook on the international law of foreign investment has rarely been so timely. Sornarajah's classic text surveys how international law has developed to protect foreign investments by multinational actors and to control any misconduct on their part. It analyses treaty-based methods, examining the effectiveness of bilateral and regional investment treaties. It also considers the reverse flow of investments from emerging industrialising powers such as China and Brazil and explores the retreat from market oriented economics to regulatory controls. By offering thought-provoking analysis of not only the law, but related developments in economics and political sciences, Sornarajah gives immediacy and relevance to the discipline. This book is required reading for all postgraduate and undergraduate international law students specialising in the law of foreign investments.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The shaping factors
33
3 Controls by the host state
88
4 The liability of multinational corporations and home state measures
144
5 Bilateral investment treaties
172
6 Multilateral instruments on foreign investment
236
contractbased arbitration
276
jurisdictional issues
306
breaches of treatment standards
332
10 The taking of foreign property
363
11 Compensation for nationalisation of foreign investments
412
12 Defences to responsibility
453
Bibliography
474
Index
494
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About the author (2010)

M. Sornarajah is C. J. Koh Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of International Law at the University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.

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