Investment treaties count among the most widely used instruments that seek to foster international investment. The investment treaty system is both expanding – with major new treaties and many ongoing negotiations – and contracting – with some governments terminating treaties that they see as outdated.
The 2017 conference on investment treaties provided greater clarity on how to evaluate outcomes of investment treaties. In particular, debates focused on:
Sanum Investments Ltd. v. The Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic,  SGCA 57 (Singapore Court of Appeal 29 Sept. 2016)