Gideon A. Kaplan

Gideon A. KaplanClass of 2013
Staff, Volume 37

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Bilateral Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration: Analyzing Jason Yackee’s Solutions to Franchising in an International Setting

In the brave new world of dispute settlements between investors and states, international arbitration has emerged as a means to protect foreign direct investment (FDI). It is important that foreign direct investment is able to flow freely across borders and that a proper dispute mechanism is available to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all parties involved. However, the inadequacies of foreign legal systems, and the possibility of host state interference in the investor’s property rights, have created a greater desire for investors to seek a means to protect their investments. Jason Yackee, a Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, has addressed this risk that direct investment abroad poses to its investors and has encouraged bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and investment treaty arbitration as a means for protecting their investments.


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Categories: Investment in Foreign Markets
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