This incomparable book explains in clear English the different dispute
resolution procedures of which companies and their counsel can take advantage
in the course of doing business. The author pays close attention to the
underlying treaties and protocols, some of which are not available in English.
Among the many valuable resources provided are the following:
• an overview of regional and sub-regional institutions relevant to
international dispute resolution
• description of other institutions which provide investment guarantee
protection and dispute resolution services, including the Multilateral
Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its
• insight into the way each institution is structured and how each legislates
for its member states
• analysis of substantive and procedural rights available to investors and
states under the rules of each institution
• rules of operation of supra-national/sitting courts and ad hoc tribunals,
including the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, the
Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC), the Andean Court of
Justice, the Caribbean Court of Justice, Mercosur’s established arbitral
tribunals and Permanent Review Tribunal, and the Central American Court of
• analysis of major Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), including the Group of Three
Agreement, the US-CAFTA-DR, and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas
• investment protection afforded by Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and
Free Trade Agreements, with a country-by-country compendium of the BITs and
FTAs signed by each
Especially valuable coverage includes information that has been dispersed and
difficult to locate in English, such as details of MIGA’s dispute mediation
service and recent changes in Central American Common Market rules.
Acknowledgments. Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1. Latin American
Integration Association (ALADI). Chapter 2. Investment Protection –
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITS) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
Chapter 3. Organization of American States (OAS) – Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Chapter 4. Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC).
Chapter 5. Andean Community (CAN). Chapter 6. Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) – Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Chapter 7.
Mercosur. Chapter 8. Mercosur – Mercosur International Commercial
Arbitration Agreement (MAA). Chapter 9. Central American Common Market
(CACM) or Central American Integration System (SICA). Chapter 10. Group
of Three (G-3). Chapter 11. Dominican Republic-Central American-United
States Free Trade Agreement (US-CAFTA-DR). Chapter 12.Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA). Chapter 13.Multilateral Investment Guarantee
Corporation (MIGA). Chapter 14. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
(OPIC). Chapter 15. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) –
Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and Multilateral Investment Fund
(MIF). Glossary. Annex I. ICSID Convention. Annex II. ICSID
Arbitration Rules. Annex III. UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Annex IV
New York Convention. Annex V. Panama Convention. Annex VI.
Vienna Convention. Index.