Investment policy

Freedom of Investment Roundtables: Summary of Discussions

 

This page provides access to the summary reports from all the roundtables that take place within the framework of the Freedom of Investment process hosted by the OECD Investment Committee.

 

21st Roundtable - 14 October 2014

  • State-to-State dispute settlement
  • Recent investment policy developments

20th Roundtable - 19 March 2014

  • Investment treaties over time
  • Legal principles applicable to joint government interpretation of investment treaties 
  • Use of OECD materials in ISDS cases to date 
  • Competitive neutrality and investment by state-owned enterprises 
  • Hidden protectionism 
  • Recent investment policy developments for Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, South Africa and the US
      

19th Roundtable - 15-16 October 2013

  • Hidden protectionism
  • Recent policy developments for Australia, Australia/New Zealand, Austrian, Canada, China/US, France, Korea, and UK/US.
  • Further consideration of shareholder claims in ISDS
  • Investment treaty practice and interpretation in a changing world
  • Competitive neutrality
  • Presentation by Prof. Eilís Ferran on reflective loss in corporate law and ISDS
  • Presentation by Prof. Simon J Evenett on the relevance of crisis-era protectionism for cross-border investment

 

18th Roundtable - 20 March 2013

17th Roundtable - 8 October 2012

  • Continued consideration of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)
  • Public consultation on ISDS
  • Roundtable progress report on ISDS
  • Recent policy developments for Austria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, the United States, and other issues
     

16th Roundtable - 20 March 2012

15th Roundtable - 5 December 2011

14th Roundtable - 22 March 2011

13th Roundtable  - 5 October 2010

  • Recent policy developments for Canada and South Korea
  • Country responses to Argentina’s position on payment of ICSID arbitral debt
  • Recent annulments of awards under ICSID
  • Green growth and international investment law
     

12th Roundtable - 26 March 2010 

11th Roundtable - 7 October 2009

10th Roundtable - 26 March 2009

9th Roundtable - 17 December 2008

  • Recent policy developments for France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand
  • Practical difficulties for foreign investors of multiple, host country approval processes
  • Competition policy perspectives on foreign government controlled investments
     

8th Roundtable - 8 October 2008

  • Recent policy developments for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States
  • Accountability in security-related investment reviews
  • Foreign government controlled investments
     

7th Roundtable - 26 March 2008 French ]

  • Review of OECD investment acquis  
  • Progress report on the development of guidelines for recipient country investment policies relating to national security
     

6th Roundtable - 13 December 2007

  • Recent policy developments for France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the United States
  • Transparency and predictability in security-related investment reviews
  • Benefits of open markets for energy security
  • Consultation on Sovereign Wealth Funds
     

4th Roundtable - 30 March 2007

 

3rd Roundtable - 6 December 2006

 

1st Roundtable - 21 June 2006

 

Progress reports