The treatment and taxation of foreign investment under international law

Towards international disciplines

By Fiona Beveridge

The treatment and taxation of foreign investment under international law
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  • ISBN: 9781526171238
  • Publish Date: Dec 2022
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Now available as an ebook for the first time, this 2000 title in the Melland Schill Studies in International Law series is an examination of key issues concerning the treatment of foreign investment and the taxation of investors. It looks at some of the challenges which globalization has thrown up for the international community from a legal perspective and sets developments alongside more traditional approaches. Particular attention is paid to the needs and aspirations of developing countries and the implications for them of free trade orthodoxy. After outlining the established framework of laws concerning investment protection and taxation, the author looks at experiences in the European Union and the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement and at a range of disputes and legal developments to assess whether international legal regimes are responding adequately to meet the needs of states and investors alike. OECD initiatives on taxation and the aborted Multilateral Agreement on Investment negotiations are examined in conjunction with the relevant provisions of the World Trade Organization Agreements.


    1 Foreign investment and international law
    2 Setting standards for the treatment of foreign investment
    3 Taxation and international law: jurisdictional aspects
    4 Taxation of transnational business
    5 Challenges to the international legal order
    6 The challenges of free trade: issues arising from the treatment and taxation of foreign investment in the EU and NAFTA
    7 The treatment of foreign investment: towards a new paradigm
    8 Towards international disciplines - some conclusions


    Fiona Beveridge is Professor and Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool, and specialises in EU Social law, especially gender equality

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