Book Launch (22 March): Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia

Allens Arthur Robinson and Sydney Law School are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia. Edited by Professors Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage of Sydney Law School, the book critically assesses the laws and policies affecting investment flows in major Asian economies. It brings together valuable insights from some of the region’s leading practitioners and academics about investment treaties and foreign direct investment regimes in Asia. Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia will be launched by Professor Michael Pryles, Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. [A recording of his 13-minute speech is available via Sydney Law School’s Youtube channel here.]

Time: 5-7pm, Thursday 22 March 2012
Location: Allens Arthur Robinson, Level 28 Deutsche Bank Place Corner of Hunter and Phillip Streets, Sydney
To register your attendance, please email: or phone: 02 9230 4137
Preface, Akira Kawamura
1. Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia: An Overview, Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage
2. Investment Arbitration in Asia: Five Perspectives on Law and Practice, Luke Nottage and J. Romesh Weeramantry
3. A Passive Player in International Investment Law: Typically Japanese?, Shotaro Hamamoto
4. The Quandary for Chinese Regulators: Controlling the Flow of Investment into and out of China, Vivienne Bath
5. China’s Investment Treaties: A Procedural Perspective, Nils Eliasson
6. Foreign Investment in Indonesia: The Problem of Legal Uncertainty, Simon Butt
7. The Japan-Indonesia Economic Partnership Agreement:
An Energy Security Perspective, Sita Sitaresmi
8. Foreign Investment Laws and the Role of FDI in Malaysia’s ‘New’ Economic Model, Salim Farrar
9. Treaty Definitions of ‘Investment’ and the Role of Economic Development: A Critical Analysis of the Malaysian Historical Salvors Cases, Govert Coppens
10. The ‘Object and Purpose’ of Indian Investment Agreements: Failing to Balance Investment Protection and Regulatory Power, Prabhash Ranjan
11. The Evolution of Korea’s Investment Treaties and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions, Joongi Kim
12. Legal Issues in Vietnam’s FDI Law: Protections under Domestic Law, Bilateral Investment Treaties and Sovereign Guarantees, Hop Dang
13. Review of Asian Views on Foreign Investment Law, Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah
For further information about the book click here.

Author: Luke Nottage

Prof Luke Nottage (BCA, LLB, PhD VUW, LLM LLD Kyoto) is founding co-director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL), Associate Director (Japan) of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS), and Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at Sydney Law School. He specialises in international dispute resolution, foreign investment law, contract and consumer (product safety) law.