Latest Documents


  • 31-October-2014

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    Public consultation on updating the Policy Framework for Investment

    This public consultation was held to gather interested stakeholders' comments on the draft chapters of the Policy Framework for Investment currently being updated. The consultation ran until 31 December 2014.

  • 14-October-2014

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    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.

  • 13-October-2014

    English

    The growing pains of investment treaties

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría blogs about international investment treaties at a time when they are increasingly in the spotlight.

  • 10-October-2014

    English, PDF, 903kb

    Investment Treaties and Shareholder Claims: Analysis of Treaty Practice, International Investment Working Paper 2014/3

    This paper analyses investment treaty provisions relating to shareholder claims. It addresses (i) treaty regimes for shareholder recovery and company recovery of damages; (ii) the interaction of reflective loss claims with treaty provisions that seek to limit multiple claims; and (iii) treaty provisions applicable to government objections to shareholder claims for reflective loss.

  • 3-October-2014

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    National Treatment for Foreign-Controlled Enterprises

    The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises.

  • 30-September-2014

    English, PDF, 563kb

    20th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment: Summary of discussions

    Held in Paris on 19 March 2014, the 20th Roundtable began a second round of discussions on hidden investment protectionism. Discussions also focused on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, the related topic of legal principles applicable to joint government interpretation of investment treaties, the use of OECD materials in ISDS cases to date, and competitive neutrality.

  • 5-August-2014

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    Self-assessment of South Africa's investment regime in relation to the OECD Codes of Liberalisation and the principle of National Treatment

    This self-assessment report looks at South Africa's investment regime in the light of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation and the principle of National Treatment.

  • 29-July-2014

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    OECD investment policy tools

    This page lists OECD investment policy tools intended to help governments interested in creating an attractive investment environment and in enhancing the development benefits of investment to society.

  • 23-July-2014

    English

    Investment Treaties and Shareholder Claims for Reflective Loss: Insights from Advanced Systems of Corporate Law, International Investment Working Paper 2014/2

    This paper examines shareholder claims for reflective loss under investment treaties in light of comparative analysis of advanced systems of corporate law; considers the impact of allowing shareholder claims for reflective loss on key characteristics of the business corporation; and explores possible responses by different categories of investors to the availability of shareholder claims for reflective loss under investment treaties.

  • 23-July-2014

    English

    Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact Finding Survey, International Investment Working Paper 2014/1

    Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.

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