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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The International Law on Foreign Investment 4th ed isbn 9781107590144

The International Law on Foreign Investment 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780521747653
New Edition ISBN: 9781107590144
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521545560
Published: May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Given recent seismic upheavals in the world’s money markets, an updated edition of an authoritative, reliable textbook on the international law of foreign investment has rarely been so timely.

Sornarajah’s classic text surveys how international law has developed to protect foreign investments by multinational actors and to control any misconduct on their part. It analyses treaty-based methods, examining the effectiveness of bilateral and regional investment treaties.

It also considers the reverse flow of investments from emerging industrialising powers such as China and Brazil and explores the retreat from market oriented economics to regulatory controls. By offering thought-provoking analysis of not only the law, but related developments in economics and political sciences, Sornarajah gives immediacy and relevance to the discipline.

This book is required reading for all postgraduate and undergraduate international law students specialising in the law of foreign investments.

  • Timely new edition given recent upheavals in the field of foreign investments
  • Provides perfect balance of authoritative overview and thought-provoking analysis
  • Looks at related developments in economics and politics to accurately reflect the law ‘in action’

International Investment Law
1. Introduction
2. The shaping factors
3. Controls by the host state
4. The liability of multinational corporations and home state measures
5. Bilateral investment treaties
6. Multilateral instruments on foreign investment
7. Settlement of investment disputes: contract-based arbitration
8. Treaty-based investment arbitration: jurisdictional issues
9. Causes of action: breaches of treatment standards
10. The taking of foreign property
11. Compensation for nationalisation of foreign investments
12. Defences to responsibility.