International Economic Law

Author: Andreas F. Lowenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199264117

Category: Law

Page: 776

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As conflict and cooperation among states turn to an ever greater extent on economic issues, this treatise presents a comprehensive exploration of the legal foundations of the international economy. The subjects covered include: the World Trade Organization and its antecedents; dumping,subsidies, and other devices that alter the market; -- the International Monetary System, including the collapse of the Bretton Woods system, the debt of the developing countries, and the rise of the euro; the law of transnational investment, including changing perceptions of the rights of host states and multinational enterprises; economicsanctions, including embargoes and boycotts; and the international aspects of competition law and of the law of the environment. Professor Lowenfeld brings to his task a life-time of practice and teaching experience to produce a book that will be of use to international lawyers and non-specialists alike.

The Future of International Economic Law

Author: William J. Davey,John Howard Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199551138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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This book comprises fifteen specially commissioned contributions from the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law in celebration of the Journal's tenth anniversary. They were originally published as the third issue of volume 10 of the journal in September 2007.

Implementing International Economic Law

Through Dispute Settlement Mechanisms

Author: Yusuf Aksar

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004203834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Implementing International Economic Law focuses on the relationship between the rules of public international law and international economic law from the point of view of dispute settlement mechanisms. It demonstrates that the practice of international adjudicative bodies such as the WTO and the ICSID went beyond merely interpreting and applying the rules of law and became international organisations as “law-makers”. This is where the sources of international law play a crucial role.

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in International Economic Law

Author: Thilo Rensmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198795653

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 362

International economic law, with its traditional focus on large multinational enterprises, is only slowly waking up to the new reality of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entering the global marketplace. In the wake of the digital revolution, smaller companies now play an importantrole in the global economic landscape. In 2015 the UN expressly called for SMEs to have greater access to international trade and investment, and it is increasingly recognized that the integration of SMEs provides one of the keys to creating a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. As SMEsincreasingly permeate transnational supply chains, so interactions between these companies and international economic law and policy proliferate.Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in International Economic Law offers the first comprehensive analysis of the interaction between SMEs and international economic law. This book presents a broad international perspective, gathering together contributions by leading experts from academia, legalpractice, and international organizations. It opens up a field of enquiry into this so far unexplored dynamic and provide a touchstone for future debate. The analysis covers a broad spectrum of international trade and investment law focusing on issues of particular interest to SMEs, such as trade inservices, government procurement, and trade facilitation. Diverse perspectives illuminate regional developments (in particular within the EU) and the implications of mega-regional free trade agreements. The essays also examine questions of legitimacy of global economic governance; in particular,concerns surrounding the threat posed to the interests of domestic SMEs by the growing liberalization of international trade and investment. These essays constitute essential reading for practitioners and academics seeking to navigate a previously neglected trend in international economiclaw.

International Economic Law

Contemporary Issues

Author: Giovanna Adinolfi,Freya Baetens,José Caiado,Angela Lupone,Anna G. Micara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319446452

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This volume scrutinises the main challenges faced by States in their current international economic relations from an interdisciplinary perspective. It combines legal research with political and economic analysis and favours dialogue among scientific disciplines. Readers are offered a series of in-depth studies on a rich variety of topics: how to reconcile States’ interest to benefit from economic liberalization with their need to pursue social goals (such as the protection of human rights or of the environment); recent developments under WTO law and regional integration processes; international cooperation in the energy sector; national regulatory developments in the banking sector, sovereign wealth funds and investor-State arbitration.

Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law

The Evolution of Australian Policy on Trade and Investment

Author: Andrew D. Mitchell,Elizabeth Sheargold,Tania Voon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785368176

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 304

View: 4215

Regulatory Autonomy in International Economic Law provides the first extensive legal analysis of Australia’s trade and investment treaties in the context of their impact on national regulatory autonomy. This thought-provoking study offers compelling lessons for not only Australia but also countries around the globe in relation to pressing current problems, including the uncertain future of the World Trade Organization and widespread concerns about the legitimacy of investor–State dispute settlement.

Emissions Trading Schemes under International Economic Law

Author: James Munro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192563858

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The announcement by China that it will implement a national emissions trading scheme confirms the status of this instrument as the pre-eminent policy choice for mitigating climate change. China will join the dozens of existing and emerging schemes around the world - from the EU to California, South Korea to New Zealand - that use carbon units (otherwise known as emissions permits or carbon credits) to trade in greenhouse gas emissions in a multi-billion dollar global carbon market. However, to date, there has been no consensus about this pre-eminent policy instrument being regulated by international economic law through the World Trade Organization, international investment agreements, and free trade agreements. Munro addresses this issue by evaluating whether carbon units qualify as 'goods', 'services', 'financial services', and 'investments' under international economic law and showing how international economic law applies to emissions trading scheme in diverse and unexpected ways. Further, by engaging in a comparative assessment of schemes around the world, his book illustrates how and why all emissions trading schemes engage in various forms of violations of international economic law which would not, in most instances, be justified by environmental or other exceptions. In doing so, he demonstrates how such schemes can be designed or reformed in ways to ensure their future compliance.

Good Faith and International Economic Law

Author: Andrew D. Mitchell,M Sornarajah,Tania Voon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191060356

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The past two decades have seen a significant proliferation of trade and investment treaties around the world. States are increasingly negotiating agreements that regulate both trade and investment, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The number of investor-state dispute settlement cases is rapidly accumulating each year, yet states' enthusiasm for investor-state arbitration has become more qualified as concern has intensified that the system can be abused by foreign investors. Good faith is therefore becoming increasingly important as a principle, particularly in the investment context, due to disputes about investor conduct such as corporate restructuring in order to gain the protection of a particular investment treaty regarding an existing or foreseeable dispute, and States' responses to public policy concerns through attempts to modify or terminate investment treaties in the face of ongoing or expected claims. Tribunals adjudicating investment disputes have used the principle of good faith in a haphazard and uncoordinated manner, causing serious problems of uncertainty and inconsistency. In response to these developments, this book contains the first comprehensive and integrated analysis of the treatment of good faith in international investment law, noting the broader implications of good faith in public international law and international trade law.

Research Handbook in International Economic Law

Author: Andrew T. Guzm¾n,A. O. Sykes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847204236

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 1613

This major new work consists of carefully commissioned original and incisive contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economic law. Covering a full range of topics, the Handbook provides an accessible treatment of the law in each area, as well as a thoughtful synthesis and discussion of related public policy issues from a broadly social science perspective.