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General Interests of Host States in International Investment Law.

Author: Giorgio Sacerdoti
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge international trade and economic law.
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Analyses bilateral treaties and regional agreements on foreign investments, focussing particularly on measures taken in the context of economic crises.
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Sacerdoti, Giorgio.
General Interests of Host States in International Investment Law.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Sacerdoti
ISBN: 9781139960106 1139960105 1306857694 9781306857697 9781107279360 1107279364
OCLC Number: 881162804
Notes: 3. Investment amongst trade rules.
Description: 1 online resource (508 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of contributors; Preface; Part I General interests of host States in the application of investment treaties; 1 The application of BITs in time of economic crisis; 1. Introduction; 2. Measures taken in respect of economic and financial crises affecting foreign investors' rights and BITs' protection; 3. Limitations to the coverage of BITs relevant to their application in case of crisis. 4. Exceptions applicable in cases of economic crisis: "non-precluded measures" under the "essential security" clause of US BITs ... 5. The Argentinean disputes case law; (a) Initial case law: Art. XI as a specification of necessity under customary law; (b) Subsequent case law: Art. XI as a carve-out from the BIT's coverage; (c) Interpretation and evaluation of necessity in Art. XI: the reference to GATT; (d) Latest developments: back to the customary concept of necessity or resort to general principles?; 6. The issue of reliance on WTO law. (A) The different setting of the WTO is not a bar against relying on trade law in investment disputes(b) The limits of relying on comparative public law principles as an alternative; References; 2 The protection of general interests of host States in the application of the fair and equitable treatment standard; 1. Introduction; 2. The origins of the clause; 3. The interplay with the international minimum standard; 4. The appropriate methodology to construe the FET standard; 4.1 The textual interpretation of the clause in light of its purpose: the balancing nature of the standard. 4.2 The construction of the standard on a case-by-case basis: the role of arbitral jurisprudence and scholarly literature5. The 'constitutive elements' of the standard; 5.1 The stability, consistency, predictability and transparency of the regulatory framework; 5.1.1 Stability in the host State's legislation; 5.1.2 Stability as a result of contractual undertakings; 5.2 The protection of the foreign investor's legitimate expectations; 5.3 Procedural fairness and due process; 6. Conclusions; References; 3 Indirect expropriations and regulatory takings; 1. Introduction. 2. Definition of indirect expropriation2.1 BIT provisions on expropriation; 3. The role of legitimate expectations in international investment law vis-à-vis indirect expropriations; 3.1 The investment case-law: The Tecmed case as an illustrative example; 3.2 State practice; 4. The role of legitimate expectations vis-à-vis indirect expropriations in the US and EU legal systems; 5. Conclusion; References; 4 Trade and investment law: what relations?; 1. Preliminary remarks; 2. Introduction; 2.1 A historical sketch; 2.2 Fragmentation; 2.3 Economic perspective; 2.4 Co-existence of separate rules.
Series Title: Cambridge international trade and economic law.

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