The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging systems

By Jürgen Kurtz, Published by Cambridge University Press, April 2018

International law has historically regulated foreign trade and foreign investment differently, leading to variances in treaty form, institutional culture and dispute settlement. However, economic, legal and sociological factors are now pushing the two systems together. Jürgen Kurtz explores the dynamics of this convergence phenomenon, proposing a framework to understand the deepening relationship between them. The book offers reform ideas and possibilities, providing theoretical insights and doctrinal models that can guide actors in building a commonality between the two legal systems. Available at