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International Investment Law and Arbitration: Leading Cases from the ICSID, NAFTA, Bilateral Treaties and Customary International Law” is a collection of new essays from the world’s leading international investment law practitioners, academics and arbitrators, edited by Todd Weiler.
International investment law is one of the fastest-growing areas of international law, having gained significant interest over the past few years from policy-makers and business leaders alike. New cases are being lodged at an exponential rate and lawyers and academics have been scrambling to learn everything they need to know about it. Because of its comprehensive coverage of all of the key issues of international investment law and arbitration, and its included CD Rom of case materials, this volume of essays will make both an excellent text book and an essential reference work for anybody practising, or hoping to practise, in this exciting field of law.
Starting with an examination of when State responsibility is engaged and when investments will be protected under investment treaties, the contributors move quickly to answer questions about who is entitled to protection as an investor, including questions of corporate structure and continuous nationality. The book highlights fundamental procedural issues before contributing three essays to topics related to the role for investment treaty arbitration arising out of currency crises. Next, a group of authors comprehensively attack the crucial issues in substantive investment law today, such as regulatory expropriation, national treatment and “fair and equitable treatment,” before closing with two thoughtful essays on a much neglected area of investment law: the principles of valuation and damages.
An amusing and thought-provoking foreword for this book has also been contributed by one of the world’s most respected and admired arbitrators, V.V. Veeder. Mr. Veeder is a member of Essex Court Chambers in London, U.K. He is also the General Editor of “Arbitration International”; Chairman of ARIAS-AIDA (UK); Chairman of IFSL’s International Dispute Resolution Panel (UK); Member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law; and Visiting Professor, King’s College, University of London in Investment Arbitration.