Investment treaty law and arbitration has historically developed so as to protect foreign direct investment made by investors from European and North American countries towards the rest of the world. In the 2010s, however, Asia is playing increasingly a role in changing this traditional landscape: Asian companies began to bring investment claims against European countries by way of arbitration. Also, Asia takes initiatives in investment law-making at a regional level such as Japan-Korea-China investment agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This seminar thus aims to understand these Asian challenges to international investment law from both internal as well as comparative perspectives so as to prospect a future Asian contribution to global economic governance.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Symposium: Asian Challenges to International Investment Law: Viewing from Internal and Comparative Perspectives
The Second Kobe Seminar on International Investment Law will take place on January 29, 2016. The theme is "Asian Challenges to International Investment Law: Viewing from Internal and Comparative Perspectives." The program is here. Here's the idea: