3 March 2009
Law and Practice of Investment Treaties: Standards and Treatment, By Andrew Newcombe and Lluís Paradell, Kluwer Law International, 2009.
A new book on international investment law published by Kluwer Law International aims to provide a “a systematic, comprehensive and detailed statement of the law, along with applicable principles and policies …” The book is authored by Andrew Newcombe, a law professor at the University of Victoria, and Lluís Paradell, counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The first chapter, providing a 73 page in-depth treatment of the historical development of investment treaty law is available for free from the website Investment Treat Arbitration: http://ita.law.uvic.ca/. Subsequent chapters examine the evolution and application of concepts such as National Treatment, Most-Favoured Nation Treatment, and Expropriation.