International Investment Law: A Handbook.pdf
The growing importance of international investment law, fuelled by the processes of globalisation and the search for natural resources, and fostered by the ease of cross-border financial flows, has given rise to a huge expansion in the incidence of new investment treaties and, consequently, disputes. The complexity of this area and the enormous sums of investment involved mean that the agreements and treaties themselves are highly evolved, while the disputes arising are often hugely intricate and intractible. No area of international law is more in need of the careful and balanced attention of scholars, of the sort which this Handbook brings to bear. Anyone interested in international investment law will appreciate the comprehensive, thoughtful and detailed exploration of this area which this distinguished group of German scholars have provided.
Marc Bungenberg is Chair of Public Law, European Law, Public International Law and International Economic Law at the University of Siegen and an Academic Advisor to the International Investment Law Centre Cologne. Jorn Griebel is Assistant Professor at and Manager of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne. Stephan Hobe is a Director of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne and a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. He is also the Director of the Institute for Air and Space Law and the Chair for Public International Law, European Law, European and International Economic Law at the University of Cologne. August Reinisch is Professor for International and European Law and head of the Section for International Law and International Relations at the University of Vienna. He has served as arbitrator on various investment tribunals and is a Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators.