International Investment Agreements


The objective of this course is to introduce aspiring lawyers to the basic international investment agreements (IIAs).

We will focus on content of IIAs. We will study specific clauses such MFN clause, Fair and Equitable Treatment clause, Umbrella clause. We will examine what qualifies as an investment under the IIAs regime and also consider the thorny issue of expropriation.

We will study various examples such US and Canadian international investment agreements, Chinese international investment agreements and European international investment agreements.

To finish this course, we will consider the reform of the IIAs regime.