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International Investment Law
Last Updated Date:   5 June 2013


4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course focuses on the nature of risks to foreign investment and the elimination of those risks through legal means. As a prelude, it discusses the different economic theories on foreign investment, the formation of foreign investment contracts and the methods of eliminating potential risks through contractual provisions. It then examines the different types of interferences with foreign investment and looks at the nature of the treaty protection available against such interference. It concludes by examining the different methods of dispute settlement available in the area. The techniques of arbitration of investment disputes available are fully explored.

Course Convenor: KGC Distinguished Prof Loukas Mistelis

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4032 / LL5032 / LL6032

Contact Hours: 9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar

Workload: Intensive: Wk 1 to 3; Dates: 12 - 30 Aug 2013. [No seminar on 23 Aug - *make-up seminar on Wed, 21 Aug (1 - 4 pm)]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 (5pm); Due: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 (11pm)]

Preclusions: Students doing or have done any of the following module(s) are precluded: (1) Arbitration of Investment Disputes [LL4150/LL5150/LL6150]; (2) International Investment Law and Arbitration [Module code: LW.12001]; (3) International Investment [Module code: LW.12137] under the NYU@NUS Summer Session.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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