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International Investment Arbitration
  • Publisher :
    Oxford University Press
  • Author :
    Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, and Matthew Weiniger
  • ISBN :
    9780199557516
  • Year of publishing :
    2008
  • Format :
    Paperback
  • Pages :
    528
  • Major work on the rapidly developing area of investment treaty arbitation now available in paperback
  • Provides a detailed analytical survey of the substantive principles applied by Investment Arbitration Tribunals, and a clear and comprehensive description of the present state of the law
  • Includes comprehensive commentary on the main treaties and published investment awards
  • Key areas of coverage include: where investment disputes come from; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investors' rights; expropriation; compensation; dispute resolution; transfer, assignment and subrogation; and future trends.
  • Written by a leading author team from Herbert Smith and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and benefiting from the public and private international law experience of Campbell McLachlan, Professor in Public International Law at Victoria University of Wellington
  • An essential reference book for international arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and academics
Arbitration of overseas investment disputes is one of the fastest growing areas of international dispute resolution. The exponential growth of international investment in recent years has led to the signature of over two thousand Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states, in addition to a wealth of multilateral treaties and other forms of concession agreements. Disputes that have arisen are often resolved through the forum of international arbitration, and typically involve claims by an investor company for compensation when an investment has been illegally expropriated or adversely affected by the state's activities.

The legal principles that have developed in this area are subject to intense debate, and arestill in a state of flux. While tribunals routinely state that they are applying principles of public international law to determine disputes, many of the principles applied have only been developed recently in the context of investment treaty arbitrations, and tribunals are often guided more by the approaches taken by other tribunals, than by pre-existing doctrines of public international law. However, the volume of law created, applied and analysed by tribunals is such that it is now possible to begin the necessary process of codification. International Investment Arbitration:Substantive Principles is an important step in this process. The book provides a detailed analytical survey of the developing substantive principles which are being applied to disputes by international investmenttribunals. It considers the key questions that arise, and provides a clear description of the present state of the law as reflected in tribunal practice. The book examines the main treaties, analyses published investment awards, and provides in-depth coverage of where investment disputes come from; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investor's rights, including admission to territories and State treatment of investors; expropriation; compensation; dispute resolution; transfer, assignment and subrogation; and future trends.

As the volume of international investment arbitration grows, international law firms are increasingly having to acquire expertise in all aspects of this specialised and rapidlydeveloping field. Written by a leading author team from Herbert Smith and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and benefiting from the public and private international law experience of Professor Campbell McLachlan, this book is an essential reference work for international arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and academics.
Readership: UK and international law libraries; under-graduate and post-graduate students studying international arbitration; international arbitration lawyers in the UK and overseas (practitioners, arbitrators, and academics); international arbitration institutions, arbitrator institutions, and arbitrator nominating bodies (including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, CIETAC, AAA, SCC, CIArb, ICDR and CRCICA); andforeign offices of states.