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Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2020

November 26, 2021

Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2020

The Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy is an annual publication that provides a comprehensive overview of current developments in the international investment law and policy field, focusing on recent trends and issues in foreign direct investment (FDI), investment treaty practice, and investor-state arbitration.

The 2020 edition includes policy, thematic and regional developments from 2020 in investment law and policy, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on investment flows and governance. The chapters also raise questions relevant to the governance of investment in the context of existing and future global socio-economic and environmental crises.

Edited by an Editorial Committee and overseen by an Advisory Board of esteemed global experts in the field of international investment law, the Yearbook is an essential tool for practitioners and academics looking for a resource of timely and authoritative information in this field.

Contents List

PART I: Year in Review

a. Developments in Foreign Investment
Chapter 1: Trends in Foreign Direct Investment Flows and Policy in 2020 by Sarah Bauerle Danzman
Chapter 2: Global Investment Trends Related to FDI and Investment Policy in the Context of Financing the Sustainable Development Agenda by Chris Tassis and Celine Tan
Chapter 3: Taxing Multinationals Post COVID-19: From Race to the Bottom to Progressive Taxation by José Antonio Ocampo and Tommaso Faccio
Chapter 4: Institutional Developments in Investment Law and Policy by Kinda Mohamadieh
Chapter 5: Developments in Home State Foreign Direct Investment Policies for Responsible Investment by Anthony VanDuzer and Penelope Simons
Chapter 6: Investment Facilitation Talks Among WTO Members Transition to Negotiations, Adapt to Shifting Ministerial Timeline by Sofia Baliño and Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
Chapter 7: Decoupling and Political Risk: From Phase One to Coercive Economic Controls in United States-China Relations by Wouter Schmit Jongbloed

b. Developments in Investor-State Arbitration
Chapter 8: Developments in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Jurisdiction, Admissibility, Procedure and Conduct, and Provisional Measures by Jarrod Hepburn

Chapter 9: Developments in Investment Treaty Arbitration by Damien Charlotin

c. Thematic Developments in Investment Policy
Chapter 10: Developments Related to Climate Change and Renewables by Pekka Niemelä and Martin Björklund
Chapter 11: ISDS and Intellectual Property in 2020: Protecting Public Health in the Age of Pandemics by Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
Chapter 12: Investment and Human Rights in the Shadow of the Pandemic: Recent Developments in 2020 by Silvia Steininger
Chapter 13: Investment Law and Policy in the Extractive Industries by Nicolás M. Perrone

d. Regional Reports
Chapter 14: Investment Law and Policy: Overview of 2020 Developments in Africa by Sangwani Patrick Ng ambi
Chapter 15: Developments in International Investment Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa by Ibrahim Amir and Craig D. Gaver
Chapter 16: International Investment Law and Policy: Overview of 2020 Developments in Asia by Trinh Hai Yen and Nguyen Thi Nhung
Chapter 17: Developments in International Investment Law and Policy in the European Union by Hannes Lenk
Chapter 18: Developments in International Investment Law and Policy in the Americas by Fabio Morosini and Ely Caetano Xavier, Jr.

Part II: General Articles
Chapter 19: Looking in on Transparency: A 2020 Review of States’ Reactions to the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency and the Mauritius Convention by Gary Shaw and Lorena Guzmán-Díaz
Chapter 20: Establishing an Advisory Centre on Investment Law: What Significance for African Countries by Rimdolmson Jonathan Kabre
Chapter 21: The Corruption Defence and the Jurisdictional Consequences of Corruption Allegations in International Law and Investment Arbitration by Clara Reichenbach

Part III: Book Reviews
Chapter 22: 'Beyond Legal Imagination': Nicholas M. Perrone, Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How Investors Play by Their Own Rules (OUP 2021) by Josef Ostranský
Chapter 23: Robin Broad and John Cavanaugh, The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed by Luis Parada

Lisa Sachs, Lise Johnson, and Jesse Coleman (eds),
Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2020 
(Oxford University Press 2021)