Applicable Law in International Investment Disputes by Taida Begic

By Taida Begic

This e-book provides a accomplished assessment of all suitable features of the difficulty of acceptable major legislations within the context of investor/State arbitration. it's a comparative survey of either the foreign middle for cost of funding Disputes (ICSID) and non-ICSID arbitral perform. The acceptable noticeable legislations represents an enormous factor in funding disputes because it determines the foundations of legislation that are supposed to be utilized to the benefits of the dispute. This learn demonstrates the necessity for a dialogue at the appropriate legislations ahead of analyzing the advantages of the case, because it seems to be non-existent in such a lot arbitral awards. the writer supplies an intensive survey of number of legislations clauses as present in direct agreements among events and in multilateral or bilateral funding treaties. moreover, the writer analyzes the next concerns: stabilization clauses in funding agreements, the appliance of the residual rule (if events didn't agree at the appropriate law), the specific place of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and numerous annulment judgements.

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It found that the dissolution by unilateral means decided upon by the Ordinance was not in conformity with international law on the stabilization clauses. e. the acts of nationalization were not in compliance with both Congolese law and international law. As illustrated above, the Tribunal decided to discuss the issue of applicable law before examining the merits of the case. This is the appropriate and logical course of proceeding. As will be seen later, some decisions unfortunately lack this preliminary discussion of the applicable law.

It cited the EEC Directive 85/337 of June 27, 1985 and Spain’s Royal Legislative Decree No. 74 Finally, it concluded that Spain only followed the requirements of its own law and of EEC law applicable to the chemical industry and said: . . It follows that Spain cannot be held responsible for the decisions taken by the Claimant with regard to the EIA. pdf. 67 Paras. 44, 65. 68 Paras. 45, 66. 69 Para. 67. 70 See footnote 17 in para. 67. 71 Para. 68. 72 Para. 68. 73 Para. 69. 74 Para. 70. 75 Accordingly, the claim was dismissed.

42(1) of the ICSID Convention grants such a freedom to the parties. 1 Therefore, the parties’ freedom to choose the law governing their relationship is generally accepted and the arbitral tribunal is bound by the parties’ agreement on applicable law. Since the parties’ freedom of choice of law is widely recognized the next question would be which law or rules of law can be chosen by the parties. As will be illustrated in the next section, the parties can choose domestic law or 1 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Art.

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