Why Understanding the World of Investor-State Arbitration and Keeping Abreast of Recent Cases on ISDS is Important for International Investors

4 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2018

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Alan Franklin

Global Business Risk Management

Date Written: April 17, 2018

Abstract

While the number of Investor State Investor Disputes that go through the international arbitration process are relatively low (817 known disputes to 2017) their importance to companies is great. Yet, companies are generally not aware of the existence of this corpus of information that is crucial to their understanding of risk assessment in foreign investment. This article sets out 23 reasons why companies should pay attention to these decisions on an ongoing basis in order to improve their risk assessment analysis.

Keywords: Investors State Dispute Settlement, International Investment Risk, Bilateral Investment Treaties, Treaty Shopping

JEL Classification: K2, K20, K33, K4, M1, M16, M48, F02, F2, F23

Suggested Citation

Franklin, Alan, Why Understanding the World of Investor-State Arbitration and Keeping Abreast of Recent Cases on ISDS is Important for International Investors (April 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3164432

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