The growing importance of international investment law, fuelled by the processes of globalisation and the search for natural resources, and fostered by the ease of cross-border financial flows, has given rise to a huge expansion in the incidence of new investment treaties and, consequently, disputes. The complexity of this area and the enormous sums of investment involved mean that the agreements and treaties themselves are highly evolved, while the disputes arising are often hugely intricate and intractable. No area of international law is more in need of the careful and balanced attention of scholars. Anyone interested in international investment law will appreciate this comprehensive, thoughtful and detailed exploration of this area.
Marc Bungenberg is Chair of Public Law, European Law, Public International Law and International Economic Law at the University of Siegen and an Academic Advisor to the International Investment Law Centre Cologne. Joern Griebel is Assistant Professor at and Manager of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne. Stephan Hobe is a Director of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne and a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. August Reinisch is Professor for International and European Law and head of the Section for International Law and International Relations at the University of Vienna. He is a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators.
Chapter 1: General Introduction to International Investment Law Chapter 2: The Law Relating to Aliens, the International Minimum Standard and State Responsibility Chapter 3: State Contracts and the Relevance of Investment Contract Arbitration Chapter 4: International Investment Agreements - History, Approaches, Schools The Evolution of the Regime of International Investment Agreements: History,Economics and Politics Chapter 5: Two Worlds, but Not Apart: International Investment Law and General International Law Chapter 6: The Scope of Application of International Investment Agreements Chapter 7: The Liberalisation of the International Movement of Capital and of International Investments Chapter 8: Standards of Protection Chapter 9: Restitution, Damages and Compensation Chapter 10: Obligations of Investors Chapter 11: Dispute Resolution Chapter 12: Political Risk Insurance and Financing of Foreign Direct Investment Chapter 13: Contemporary Issues and Outlook Chapter 14: The Future of International Investment Law