- Consent to jurisdiction — Consent to jurisdiction through legislation — Consent to jurisdiction through treaties — Relevant date (and jurisdiction) — Treaties, interpretation — International investment law — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — Arbitration — Applicable law — BITs (Bilateral Investment Treaties)
This chapter focuses on mixed arbitration, that is, arbitration between a host State and a foreign investor. It discusses five methods to give consent to arbitration: consent by direct agreement, consent through host state legislation, consent through bilateral investment treaties, consent through multilateral treaties, and consent under most-favoured-nation clauses. The chapter then looks at temporal issues of consent and interpretation of consent.
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