Asian Perspectives on International Investment Law

By Junji Nakagawa (Ed.), published by Routledge, March 2019

With changes to the international investment law landscape—and Asian countries now actively developing their network of BITs and FTAs—this volume studies issues relating to Asian perspectives on international investment law and forecasts the future of Asian contributions to its science and practice. It discusses the major factors driving Asian countries to new directions in international investment rule-making and dispute settlement. It also looks at whether Asian countries are crafting a new model of international investment law to reflect their specific sociocultural values. Finally, the book examines whether there are any Asian styles of international investment rule-making and dispute settlement, or if individual Asian countries are seeking specific national models based on economic structure and geopolitical interests. Available at