Asia’s Global Law School
International Investment Law
Last Updated Date: 1 June 2012
4 Credits, Semester 1
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: Prof Sornarajah M
Module Codes: LL4032 / LL5032 / LL6032
Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar
Workload: 3 hours
Mode of Assessment: Class Performance - 10% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90% [Release: Thur, 15 Nov 2012 (9am); Due: Thur, 15 Nov 2012 (3pm)]
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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