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Foreign investment is traditionally perceived as a positive input in a country’s economy, as it increases the amount of capital available to finance productive activities. Moreover, foreign capital often come...

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A joint interpretation is an agreement between State parties to an international investment agreement (“IIA”) on a common interpretation of a provision in the IIA. Joint interpretations can be seen as a way...

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(Summary of a project undertaken for the Ministry of Finance, Government of Israel)

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The fair and equitable treatment (FET) standard has become a major basis of investment treaty arbitration claims, with almost half of all...

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Under the current system of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), many International Investment Agreements (IIAs) allow foreign investors to file arbitration claims against states. Under these proceedings, foreign n...

Short summary of a Confidential Project for an International Government Organization

The students of the Monash Law Clinic (2019)  undertook two related projects for an intergovernmental organisation in respect of two developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region....

Short summary of a Confidential Project for an International Government Organization

The students of the Monash Law Clinic (2019)  undertook two related projects for an intergovernmental organisation in respect of two developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region....

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Objective

Determine what provisions are likely to be included in the Investment Chapter of a Canada-UK Preferential Trade Agreement, assuming the UK proceeds with Brexit.

Methods

We examined the political and contex...

Summary of Issue Statements and Brief Answers

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1. Would a multilateral investment court’s (MIC) awards be enforceable using the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention?

Brief Answer: No, under th...

Introduction *

This Negotiators’ Handbook aims at supporting government representatives during the process of negotiating new generation IIAs.

It is structured on a provision-by-provision basis, by reference to the standard provisions usually contained in investment agre...

Executive Summary

This executive summary presents the key findings of the research on the effects of the Achmea judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on intra-EU investment arbitration. The findings speak to (i) the Achmea judgment’s effects on pending...

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