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Principles of International Investment Law

Third Edition

Ursula Kriebaum, Christoph Schreuer, and Rudolf Dolzer

January 2022

ISBN: 9780192857804

560 pages
Hardback
234x153mm

Price: £120.00

This book provides an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of international investment law and dispute settlement for students, scholars, and practitioners. It combines a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals.

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This book provides an ideal introduction to the fundamentals of international investment law and dispute settlement for students, scholars, and practitioners. It combines a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals.

  • Provides a unique overview of the principles shaping the international law of foreign investment, as they have been defined in investment treaties and by the jurisprudence of international tribunals
  • Analyses the dispute settlement mechanisms at work in State-to-State and Investor-State Arbitration
  • Leading introductory text for students on international investment law courses, or for practitioners new to the area

New to this edition

  • Fully revised and updated to reflect the evolution of treaty practice, jurisprudence, and doctrinal opinion
  • Covers new treaties such as the CPTPP, USMCA, and CETA
  • Case references have been expanded and each chapter is now introduced by a short bibliography

About the Author(s)

Ursula Kriebaum, Professor of Law, University of Vienna, Christoph Schreuer, Of Counsel at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich and Professor Emeritus, University of Vienna, and Rudolf Dolzer, Professor Emeritus, University of Bonn

Rudolf Dolzer (1944-2020) was Professor Emeritus at the University of Bonn

Ursula Kriebaum is Professor of Law at the University of Vienna

Christoph Schreuer is Of Counsel at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich and Professor Emeritus at the University of Vienna

Table of Contents

    I. History, Sources, and Nature of International Investment Law
    1:The history of international investment law
    2:The sources of international investment law
    3:The nature of international investment law
    II. Interpretation and Intertemporal Application of Investment Treaties
    1:The interpretation of investment treaties
    2:The application of investment treaties in time
    III. Investor
    1:Private foreign investors
    2:Nationality of individuals
    3:Nationality of corporations
    4:A local company as a foreign investor
    5:Nationality planning
    6:Denial of benefits
    7:An active investor?
    IV. Investment
    1:Terminology and concept
    2:Definitions of investment
    3:A general concept of investment?
    4:Types of investments
    5:The unity of an investment
    6:The origin of the investment
    7:Investments in the host State's territory
    8:Investments in accordance with host State law
    9:Indirect investments
    V. Investment Contracts
    1:Types of investment contracts
    2:Applicable law
    3:Dispute settlement
    4:Stabilization clauses
    5:Renegotiation and adaptation
    VI. Admission and Establishment
    1:The right to control admission and establishment
    2:The move towards economic liberalism
    3:Investment promotion
    4:The right to admission and the right of establishment
    5:Treaty models of admission
    6:Performance requirements
    7:The inception of an investment
    VII. Expropriation
    1:The object of an expropriation
    2:Expropriation as an act of government
    3:Indirect expropriation
    4:The legality of the expropriation
    VIII. Standards of Protection
    1:Fair and equitable treatment
    2:Full protection and security
    3:Arbitrary or discriminatory measures
    4:National treatment
    5:Most-favoured-nation treatment
    6:The umbrella clause
    7:Effective means
    8:Transfer of funds
    IX. Emergency Situations and Armed Conflicts
    1:Competing policies
    2:Effects of violence under traditional international law
    3:The ILC Articles on state responsibility
    4:Treaty law
    X. Attribution
    1:Sources and principles
    2:Organs, provinces, and municipalities
    3:Exercise of governmental authority
    4:Instruction, direction, or control
    XI. Political Risk Insurance
    1:History and purpose
    2:Different types of insurance
    3:Subrogation
    4:Risks covered
    XII. Settling Investment Disputes
    1:State-to-State disputes
    2:The limited usefulness of domestic courts
    3:Settlement of Investor-State disputes by arbitration and conciliation
    4:Arbitration institutions and regimes
    5:Investment disputes
    6:The parties to investment disputes
    7:Consent to investment arbitration
    8:Conditions for the institution of proceedings
    9:MFN clauses and dispute settlement
    10:Treaty claims and contract claims
    11:Procedure
    12:Applicable law
    13:Remedies
    14:Costs
    15:Review of awards
    16:Enforcement of awards

Reviews

"Review from previous edition This book is an exceptional guide for practitioners and students alike and an essential reference tool for investment arbitration cases." - Crina Baltag, Queen Mary, University of London

"The expansion of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and regional agreements dealing with investment, and the increasing number of awards applying them in disputes between foreign investors and host States makes this book quite timely. Although there have been several efforts to present the subject-matter in a single volume, this is the first successful attempt to do so in clear and authoritative terms, maintaining an appropriate balance between conciseness and completeness...this work not only deals with "principles" as the title indicates, but systematically and meticulously covers all the issues that have presented themselves in this subsector of international law." - Giorgio Sacerdoti, Italian Yearbook of International Law, Vol XVIII

"Clearly written and take[s] a comprehensive approach to the major issues and principles of international investment law...a useful guide not only for novices in the field of investment law, but also for experienced practitioners since [it] represent[s] a powerful reference tool...[The book is] equally useful for counsel representing investors and states, arbitrators and negotiators of investment treaties, as [it] contain[s] excellent information and references, as well as pertinent commentaries and stimulating ideas." - Crina Baltag, British Yearbook of International Law