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Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration: The Interplay Between National and International Law

Hege Elisabeth Kjos


This book examines the law, national and/or international, that arbitral tribunals apply on the merits to settle disputes between foreign investors and host states. In light of the freedom that the disputing parties and the arbitrators have when designating the applicable law, and because of the hybrid nature of legal relationship between investors and states, there is significant interplay between the national and the international legal order in investor-state arbitration. The book contains a comprehensive analysis of the relevant jurisprudence, legal instruments, and scholarship surrounding ... More

Keywords: arbitral tribunals, foreign investors, host states, investor–state arbitration, national law, international law, choice-of-law rules

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hege Elisabeth Kjos, author
Assistant Professor of International Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam