Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview

In Trakman and Ranieri (eds), Regionalism in International Investment Law, Oxford University Press (2013)

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-03

14 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2016

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Leon Trakman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Nicola Ranieri

Independent

Date Written: January 9, 2013

Abstract

This first chapter commences with an analysis of the nature of foreign direct investment, including its meaning and perceived significance to foreign direct investors and host states. It analyzes key ways of regulating foreign direct investment both historically and today. It highlights the principles, standards, and rules governing direct foreign investment that have evolved in modern times. Finally, it underscores direct foreign investment's most salient impact upon conventional international investment law and practice.

The remainder of the chapter identifies the basic elements of foreign direct investment and provides the context within which they are best understood. We discuss the basic components of foreign direct investment in order to facilitate the foundation for further analysis.

Keywords: foreign direct investment, regulation, overview

Suggested Citation

Trakman, Leon and Ranieri, Nicola, Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview (January 9, 2013). In Trakman and Ranieri (eds), Regionalism in International Investment Law, Oxford University Press (2013) , UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2717267

Leon Trakman (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Nicola Ranieri

Independent ( email )

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