Reshaping the Investor State Dispute Settlement System

Author: Jean E. Kalicki
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 9789004291102
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Law

In Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System, Jean E. Kalicki and Anna Joubin-Bret offer a broad compendium of practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes through arbitration.

Reshaping the Investor State Dispute Settlement System

Author: Jean E. Kalicki
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
ISBN: 9004291091
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Law

In Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System, Jean E. Kalicki and Anna Joubin-Bret offer a broad compendium of practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes through arbitration.

The History of ICSID

Author: Antonio R. Parra
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199660568
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Genre: Law

Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--University of Geneva.

The Role of the State in Investor State Arbitration

Author: Shaheeza Lalani
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004282254
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Edited by Shaheeza Lalani and Rodrigo Polanco Lazo, The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration is a collection of edited contributions by lawyers, arbitrators and political scientists on the development of the concept of the “State” in a field that currently presents an increasing number of controversial disputes: Investor-State Arbitration.

Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector

Author: Eric De Brabandere
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004244719
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector: Balancing Private and Public Interests, a comprehensive collection of essays from experts and practitioners, offers an important new resource to the field.

Towards Consistency in International Investment Jurisprudence

Author: Katharina Diel-Gligor
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004337916
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Business & Economics

In Towards Consistency in International Investment Jurisprudence, Katharina Diel-Gligor addresses the problem of inconsistent arbitral decision-making, with a focus on ICSID arbitration. After analysing the causes, forms, and manifestations of inconsistencies, she proposes a preliminary ruling system as a means of reform.

International Investment Law in Latin America Derecho Internacional de las Inversiones en Am rica Latina

Author: Attila Tanzi
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004311473
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Law

International Investment Law in Latin America: Problems and Prospects analyses the trend from enthusiasm to diffidence Latin American countries have recently undergone towards investment law. Experts draw lessons from the Continent’s past experiences while identifying possible solutions to the important challenges it faces. En Derecho Internacional de las Inversiones en América Latina: Problemas y Perspectivas, la tendencia desde el entusiasmo a la desconfianza de los países latinoamericanos hacia esta rama del derecho es analizada, en búsqueda de posibles soluciones a los importantes desafíos que actualmente enfrenta esa región.

Jihad vs McWorld

Author: Benjamin Barber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307874443
Release Date: 2010-04-21
Genre: Political Science

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Japan Remodeled

Author: Steven Kent Vogel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801444497
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

As the Japanese economy languished in the 1990s Japanese government officials, business executives, and opinion leaders concluded that their economic model had gone terribly wrong. They questioned the very institutions that had been credited with Japan's past success: a powerful bureaucracy guiding the economy, close government-industry ties, "lifetime" employment, the main bank system, and dense interfirm networks. Many of these leaders turned to the U.S. model for lessons, urging the government to liberate the economy and companies to sever long-term ties with workers, banks, suppliers, and other firms.Despite popular perceptions to the contrary, Japanese government and industry have in fact enacted substantial reforms. Yet Japan never emulated the American model. As government officials and industry leaders scrutinized their options, they selected reforms to modify or reinforce preexisting institutions rather than to abandon them. In Japan Remodeled, Steven Vogel explains the nature and extent of these reforms and why they were enacted.Vogel demonstrates how government and industry have devised innovative solutions. The cumulative result of many small adjustments is, he argues, an emerging Japan that has a substantially redesigned economic model characterized by more selectivity in business partnerships, more differentiation across sectors and companies, and more openness to foreign players.

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016

Author: Marc Bungenberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319292151
Release Date: 2016-07-16
Genre: Law

Volume 7 of the EYIEL focusses on critical perspectives of international economic law. Recent protests against free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) remind us that international economic law has always been a politically and legally contested field. This volume collects critical contributions on trade, investment, financial and other subfields of international economic law from scholars who have shaped this debate for many years. The critical contributions to this volume are challenged and sometimes rejected by commentators who have been invited to be “critical with the critics”. The result is a unique collection of critical essays accompanied by alternative and competing views on some of the most fundamental topics of international economic law. In its section on regional developments, EYIEL 7 addresses recent megaregional and plurilateral trade and investment agreements and negotiations. Short insights on various aspects of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and its sister TTIP are complemented with comments on other developments, including the African Tripartite FTA und the negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Further sections address recent WTO and investment case law as well as recent developments concerning the IMF, UNCTAD and the WCO. The volume closes with reviews of recent books in international economic law.

Fintech and Financial Services

Author: Mr.Dong He
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781484303818
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Business & Economics

A new wave of technological innovations, often called “fintech,” is accelerating change in the financial sector. What impact might fintech have on financial services, and how should regulation respond? This paper sets out an economic framework for thinking through the channels by which fintech might provide solutions that respond to consumer needs for trust, security, privacy, and better services, change the competitive landscape, and affect regulation. It combines a broad discussion of trends across financial services with a focus on cross-border payments and especially the impact of distributed ledger technology. Overall, the paper finds that boundaries among different types of service providers are blurring; barriers to entry are changing; and improvements in cross-border payments are likely. It argues that regulatory authorities need to balance carefully efficiency and stability trade-offs in the face of rapid changes, and ensure that trust is maintained in an evolving financial system. It also highlights the importance of international cooperation.

Ethics in International Arbitration

Author: Catherine Rogers
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0195337697
Release Date: 2014-04
Genre: Law

Although international arbitration is a remarkably resilient institution, many unresolved and largely unacknowledged ethical quandaries lurk below the surface. With the expansion of world trade, the pool of parties, counsel, experts and arbitrators has become more numerous and more diverse, such that informal social controls are no longer a sufficient substitute for formal ethical regulation. At the same time, the international arbitration system has veered sharply toward more formal and transparent procedures, meaning that ethical transgressions are bound to become more evident and less tolerable. Despite these clear signals, regulation of various actors in the system-arbitrators, lawyers, experts and arbitral institutions-has not evolved to keep apace of these needs. Ethics in International Arbitration provides a framework for developing much needed formal ethical rules and a reliable enforcement regime in the international arbitration system. Catherine Rogers accomplishes this goal in three parts. The first Part analyzes the underlying problems caused by the current lack of regulation and reveal how these problems affect modern international arbitration practice. The Second Part proposes a theoretical framework for resolving these conflicts so effective ethical rules can be developed to guide and regulate various participants' conduct, and the third part proposes integrated mechanisms for enforcing ethical rules.