PhD thesis: a PhD thesis.
Treaty shopping in international investment law
Ziegler A. R.
Université de Lausanne, Faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique
Faculté de droit et des sciences criminellesUniversité de LausanneCH-1015 LausanneSUISSE
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Is "treaty shopping" in international investment law "legitimate nationality planning" or "treaty abuse"? This is the question investment arbitral tribunals have been increasingly faced with over past years. This PhD thesis will examine in a systematic and comprehensive manner investment arbitral decisions that have attempted to draw this line. It will show that while some legal approaches taken by arbitral tribunals have started to consolidate, others remain unsettled, contributing to the picture of an overall inconsistent jurisprudence. The thesis will also make proposals de lege ferenda on how States could reform their international investment agreements in order to make them less susceptible to the practice of treaty shopping.
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