Investment Capacity Building and Advisory Services
As the international investment regime evolves into an increasingly complex web of investment treaties and host government contracts, IISD helps enable developing countries to obtain a full understanding of the implications of these legal instruments and to level the playing field in investment negotiations and disputes.
To help achieve this goal, IISD’s highly qualified international lawyers offer advisory services on investment treaties and contracts with respect to investment negotiations, implementation and disputes. This includes bilateral and regional investment treaties and chapters in broader agreements.
IISD also conducts workshops and training courses for negotiators of investment treaties and contracts as well as policy-makers and government officials involved in international investment issues. This capacity-building work includes the Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators.
Best Practices: Definition of InvestorThis paper looks at the criteria defining the range of protection granted to investors, and particularly at the role the nationality of an investor can play in investor-state arbitration. Read More
Best Practices: Indirect ExpropriationThis paper focuses on the definition of indirect expropriation in international investment law and aims to identify a set of criteria to overcome the existing issue of consistency and foreseeability while helping to provide a clear definition of the concept of indirect expropriation. Read More
Transparency in the Dispute Settlement Process: Country best practicesIn many investor-state arbitrations, it is difficult or impossible even to know that the dispute has been initiated, what the issues and arguments are, and what decisions or awards have been made to resolve the matter. Read More