This Website uses cookies. By using this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies and to the terms and conditions listed in our data protection policy. Read more

American Review of International Arbitration

Economic Aspects of International Investment Agreements

Journal Article
Horn, Henrik and Pehr-Johan Norbäck (2019). “Economic Aspects of International Investment Agreements”. American Review of International Arbitration 30(1), 11–34.

Henrik Horn, Pehr-Johan Norbäck

International investment agreements (“IIAs”) are State-to-State treaties that aim to promote investment, especially foreign direct investment (“FDI”), by protecting foreign investors against host-country policy measures. The first IIAs appeared in the late 1950s, but most of the currently almost 2,700 IIAs in force were formed after the mid-1990s. The vast majority of the agreements are bilateral, but it has become increasingly common for preferential trade agreements to encompass such protections.

Henrik Horn

+46 (0)8 665 45 40

Pehr-Johan Norbäck

+46 (0)8 665 4522
+46 (0)73 574 3379