Part III The Contractual Legal Framework, 10 The Nature and Content of International Investment Contracts
From: The Three Laws of International Investment: National, Contractual, and International Frameworks for Foreign Capital
Jeswald W. Salacuse
- International economic law — Foreign Direct Investment — Loans — Investor — Control — Law of treaties — Consensual arrangements other than treaties
International investors use contracts to structure their investments in ways that will allow them to achieve their goals. As a result, the specific provisions of the contractual framework governing an international investment are subject to great diversity and depend on a host of factors, including the law and politics of the countries concerned, the nature of the investment project, investor bargaining power, and expected developments in the international economic and political context. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to catalogue the diverse...