Publications & Documents


  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 741kb

    Definition of Investor and Investment in International Investment Agreements

    The definition of investor and investment is key to the scope of application of rights and obligations of investment agreements and to the establishment of the jurisdiction of investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals. This factual survey of state practice and jurisprudence aims to clarify the requirements to be met by individuals and corporations in order to be entitled to the treatment and protection provided for under investment

  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 286kb

    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

  • 3-April-2008

    English, , 819kb

    The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional Trade Agreements

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

  • 27-March-2008

    English

    7th OECD Global Forum on International Investment “Best practices in promoting investment for development”

    Organised in Paris on 27-28 March 2008, this event focused on best practice in promoting investment for development. The relationship between investment and development was a key theme during the 2007 G-8 Summit, which called upon “UNCTAD and the OECD to jointly engage industrialised countries, emerging economies and developing countries in the development of best practices for creating an institutional environment conducive to

  • 27-March-2008

    English, , 171kb

    Luxembourg - Phase 2bis: Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Working Group on Bribery Phase 2bis report on Luxembourg

  • 27-March-2008

    English

    Opening remarks by Angel Gurría at the Global Forum on International Investment

    In his remarks, Mr Gurría spoke of the work undertaken by the OECD and UNCTAD with developing countries aiming to define a shared understanding of healthy investment climates. The Secretary-General underlined that investment expands the economy’s productive capacity, drives job creation and economic growth, promotes innovation and trade, and ensures essential infrastructure.

  • 26-March-2008

    English, , 107kb

    Seventh Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Progress Report

    This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.

  • 26-March-2008

    English

    Corruption: Glossary of International Criminal Standards

    This Glossary explains the key elements required to classify corruption as a criminal act, according to three major international conventions: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption; UN Convention against Corruption.

  • 17-March-2008

    English

    International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

    International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

  • 12-March-2008

    English, , 499kb

    Investment Newsletter, March 2008, Issue 6

    Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.

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