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The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes

The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes

By M. Sornarajah


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Disputes arising from foreign investment activities are on the increase, and with them a growing awareness among practitioners of a greater variety of settlement methods than most legal analyses have dealt with heretofore. With the experience gained in recent years from a broad spectrum of successful negotiation, arbitration, and litigation techniques, it is possible to derive a comprehensive, critical survey of the principal methods of settling foreign investment disputes. This outstanding book masterfully provides such a survey.

The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes in International Law treats the subject systematically, dealing first with the internal balances within modern foreign investment contracts, the complexities that arise due to state participation or interference in these contracts, and the stances that are taken when disputes arise.

It goes on to examine, in turn, the main issues involved in negotiation, arbitration, and judicial settlement as the methods of settling foreign investment disputes, discussing the controversial themes in each of these methods in detail. Recognizing that the focus of attention is shifting to the misconduct of multinational corporations, the last chapter contains a discussion of the role of domestic courts.

Publish Date 11/01/2000
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041114358
SKU 10058698-0001
Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of the Foreign Investment Contract
  3. The Types of Foreign Investment Contracts
  4. The Nature and Causes of Foreign Investments Disputes
  5. State Contracts and Foreign Investment Disputes
  6. Negotiated Settlements of Foreign Investment Disputes
  7. Arbitration of Foreign Investment Disputes: The Historical Setting
  8. Jurisdiction and Arbitration
  9. Theory of Internationalisation of Foreign Contracts
  10. The Award and its Enforcement
  11. The International Court of Justice and Other International Tribunals
  12. Litigation of Foreign Investment Disputes Before Domestic