III Investors and Investments
Rudolf Dolzer, Christoph Schreuer
- International economic law — Investment — Nationality of investor — International organizations
International investment law is designed to promote and protect the activities of private foreign investors. This does not necessarily exclude the protection of government-controlled entities as long as they act in a commercial rather than in a governmental capacity.1 Whether non-profit organizations may be regarded as investors is less clear and will depend on the nature of their activities.2 Investors are either individuals (natural persons) or companies (juridical persons). In the majority of cases the investor is a company but at times individuals also act as...