This indispensable handbook is the first legal resource to gather together the
most important cases and commentary on the increasingly significant subject of
foreign investment disputes. It fills the need for a compilation of the basic
source material into a well-organised and up-to-date volume covering the full
scope of the subject.
The work provides broad coverage of all aspects of foreign investment
disputes: the treaty system protecting investments, investment contracts and
key clauses, forums for resolving investment disputes, political risk
insurance, applicable law, principles of state responsibility, investor rights
under investment treaties and customary international law, defenses to
investor claims, reparations, procedure and proof, and enforcement of arbitral
awards. Of particular value to practitioners are such features as the
the most relevant excerpts from the most important cases dealing with foreign
questions and comments prepared by the authors, who are senior lawyers and
professors with vast experience and expertise in the subject matter;
excerpts from decisions of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
interpreting the key terms of political risk insurance policies, and,
key clauses in investment contracts.
Foreign Investment Dispute: Cases, Materials and Commentary will
be of inestimable value to practitioners in the field, both experienced and
novice, as well as to academics. As a well-organised and easy-to-use
compilation of the key materials from both case law and secondary sources, it
has no peers.
Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Foreign Investment Disputes. Chapter 2.
Treaty Schemes for Bilateral Investment Disputes. Chapter 3.
Investment Contracts and Key Clauses. Chapter 4. Forums for Resolving
Foreign Investment Disputes. Chapter 5. Political Risk Insurance.
Chapter 6. Applicable Substantive Law. Chapter 7. International
Responsibility: General Principles. Chapter 8. Violations of Investor
Rights Under Customary International Law. Chapter 9. Violation of
Investment Rights under Investment Treaties. Chapter 10. Defences.
Chapter 11. Reparations Recoverable by Foreign Investors in International
Law. Chapter 12. Procedure and Proof: Developing the Case. Chapter
13. Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Proceedings and