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The Law and Governance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


ISBN13: 9789403506319
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £107.00



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The Law and Governance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is among the first to offer an incisive introduction to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) law and governance, which are now essentially in place. The AIIB, which began operations in 2016 and now has an approved membership of eighty-four worldwide, has quickly become perhaps one of the world’s most promising agents of global economic development. With its firm commitments to the twenty-first century imperatives of cost-effectiveness, zero tolerance for corruption and active promotion of environmental sustainability, its clearly stated aims and requirements echo the goal of reform that other multilateral institutions are undertaking.

What’s in this book:

From a perspective of Chinese multilateralism, which parts ways from the dominant twentieth-century Bretton Woods arrangements, the author provides in great depth the details of such elements of the Bank’s Articles of Agreement as the following:
  • non-resident board system;
  • procurement;
  • role of trust funds;
  • state-owned enterprises as private entities;
  • immunity;
  • dispute settlement;
  • accountability for involuntary resettlement and human rights violations; and
  • policy on prohibited practices.
Throughout, the author provides deeply informed comparisons with such existing multilateral development banks as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as with the World Trade Organization. He shows how the AIIB not only emulates but also innovates while continuing to collaborate closely with these institutions. He suggests what should be done to optimize governance, standards and operations of the AIIB together with these peer institutions in a mutually emulating manner.

How this will help you:

Lawyers and policymakers involved in international economic law and related fields will welcome this nuanced and in-depth description and analysis of the AIIB. Its concomitant analysis of political economy and global governance issues is intended as a basic introduction for law students and lawyers. This book will be of interest to bankers, businesses, government officials and others looking for an overall understanding of multilateral development banking and China’s approach toward global governance in particular.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Banking and Finance, Asia
Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I
The AIIB in General
CHAPTER 1
Chinese Multilateralism: The AIIB in General
PART II
AIIB Procurement Law
CHAPTER 2
AIIB Procurement
PART III
Immunity Law of the AIIB
CHAPTER 3
MDB Immunity in General
CHAPTER 4
AIIB Immunity: Scope, Challenges and Equilibrium
PART IV
AIIB’s Dispute Settlement Systems
CHAPTER 5
MDBs’ Dispute Settlement Systems in General
CHAPTER 6
AIIB’s Accountability Mechanism
CHAPTER 7
AIIB’s Sanctions Regime and Issues
APPENDIX I
Articles of Agreement of the AIIB
APPENDIX II
Columns about the AIIB and Beyond by the Author
Index

Series: International Banking and Finance Law Series

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£130.00
Capital Structure and Corporate Governance: The Role of Hybrid Financial Instruments ISBN 9789041148438
Published August 2013
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£92.00
Standby Letters of Credit in International Trade ISBN 9789041145604
Published December 2012
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£100.00
From Crisis to Crisis: The Global Financial System and Regulatory Failure ISBN 9789041133540
Published September 2011
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£79.00
£120.00
Structured Finance, On from the Credit Crunch: The Road to Recovery ISBN 9789041127877
Published October 2009
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£119.00
£127.00
International Financial System: Policy and Regulation ISBN 9789041128683
Published January 2009
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£42.00
Securitization Law and Practice: In the Face of the Credit Crunch ISBN 9789041127150
Published August 2008
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£135.00
International Financial System: Policy and Regulation ISBN 9789041127464
Published June 2008
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Banking Laws in China ISBN 9789041125194
Published June 2007
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£119.00
International Securities Markets: Insider Trading Law in China ISBN 9789041125576
Published September 2006
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£157.00
United States Securities Law: A Practical Guide 3rd ed ISBN 9789041123626
Published August 2006
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£141.00
Innovation in Securitisation Yearbook 2006 ISBN 9789041125330
Published June 2006
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£131.00
The European Central Bank ISBN 9789041106865
Published May 1997
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£332.00