Investment Treaties and the Globalisation of State Capitalism: Opportunities and Constraints for Host States

Forthcoming in: R. Echandi and P. Sauvé (eds.), Prospects in International Investment Law and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

23 Pages Posted: 5 May 2012

Date Written: May 4, 2012

Abstract

The growing stock of foreign investments by sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises poses regulatory challenges to the international investment regime. With arbitrators seemingly keen on expanding the jurisdictional scope of investment treaty arbitration to cover a wide range of sovereign investments, host governments might have to revisit key investment treaty provisions to ensure a prudent and coherent governance of the globalization of state capitalism.

Keywords: investment treaties, ICSID, sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises, investment subsidies, foreign direct investment

JEL Classification: F5, F13, F15, F21, F23, F51, F53, F55, K33

Suggested Citation

Skovgaard Poulsen, Lauge N., Investment Treaties and the Globalisation of State Capitalism: Opportunities and Constraints for Host States (May 4, 2012). Forthcoming in: R. Echandi and P. Sauvé (eds.), Prospects in International Investment Law and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2050919

Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen (Contact Author)

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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