Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) Treatment

Andreas R. Ziegler

in Standards of Investment Protection

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547432
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191701467 | DOI:
Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) Treatment

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This chapter examines the historical developments and underpinnings of the most-favoured-nation (MFN) clause in bilateral investment treaties (BIT). It analyses different versions of the MFN clause found in BITs of major players in the field and discusses topical arbitration awards. It attempts to categorize the existing awards and opinions relating to the proper application of MFN clauses in investment agreements and discusses open issues relating to MFN clauses.

Keywords: most-favoured-nation; MFN clause; investment treaties; arbitration awards; investment agreements

Chapter.  13407 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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