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International Investment Law
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


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.

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Course Convenor: Emeritus Professor M Sornarajah

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4032 / LL5032 / LL6032 / LLJ5032

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3-hrs continuous weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Wk 4 to 6; Dates: 30 Aug - 17 Sep 2021 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90% [Release: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 (3pm); Due: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4178/LL5178/LL6178/LL4178V/LL5178V/LL6178V International Legal Protection of Investment Flows; LL4032V/LL5032V/LL6032V International Investment Law; International Investment Law and Arbitration [Module code: LW.12001]; International Investment [Module code: LW.12137] under the NYU@NUS Summer Session.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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