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Law Books
Multinational Enterprises & the Law
  • Edition :
    Second Edition
  • Publisher :
    Oxford University Press
  • Author :
    Peter T. Muchlinski
  • ISBN :
    9780199227969
  • Year of publishing :
    2007
  • Format :
    Paperback
  • Pages :
    856
  • Vastly updated new edition, including new material on corporate organisation, the European Company Statute, Japanese company law reforms, developments in the EU OECD and the WTO, labour relations, non-discrimination, and fair and equitable treatment
  • The only comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises at the national, regional, and multilateral levels.
  • Contains a completely new chapter on human rights and environmental issues, emphasizing the importance of contemporary social issues to this field
  • Comprehensive coverage on the law on foreign investment
Multinational Enterprises and the Law presents the only comprehensive contemporary and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In addition it considers the effects of corporate self-regulation upon the development of the legal order in this area.

Split into four parts the book firstly deals with the conceptual basis for MNE regulation, explaining the growth of MNEs, their business and legal forms and the relationship between them and the effects of a globalising economy and society upon the evolution of regulatory agendas inthe field. Part II covers the main areas of economic regulation including the limits of national and regional jurisdiction over MNE activities, controls, and liberalization of entry and establishment, tax, company, and competition law. Part III introduces the social dimension of MNE regulation covering labour rights, human rights, and environmental issues, and Part IV deals with the contribution of international law and organizations to MNE regulation and to the control of investment risks, covering the main provisions found in international investment agreements and their recent interpretation by international tribunals.
Readership: Academics, scholars, researchers, and advanced students in the fields ofInternational Economic Law, Corporate Finance, Economics, Competition, Employment Law, Human Rights, Environment Law, Development Studies, and Politics/International Relations. Also practitioners in investment arbitration.