Conclusion and Content of EU International Investment Agreements

Angelos Dimopoulos

in EU Foreign Investment Law

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199698608
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732140 | DOI:
Conclusion and Content of EU International Investment Agreements

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Chapter 3 is dedicated to the exercise of EU competence in practice. The first part provides a depiction of the internal procedures for the conclusion of an International Investment Agreement (IIA) by the EU. The second and more important part of Chapter 3 discusses the content of EU IIAs, identifying and analyzing their substantive provisions with regard to each aspect of foreign investment. It concentrates on the innovations that existing and future EU IIAs have brought and intend to bring to international investment law in comparison to Bilateral Investment Treaties concluded by Member States and other countries, highlighting the differences and novelties of EU IIAs in terms of their content.

Keywords: EU international investment agreements; conclusion of investment agreements; procedural requirements; legal basis; investment provisions; admission of foreign investment; treatment of foreign investment; expropriation of foreign investment; investor state arbitration; future agreements

Chapter.  36240 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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