China's BIT Law and Practice: A Shift
Presentation by Professor Shen Wei from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This is a joint event organized by the Research Group Companies, Markets, Society and the Environment, the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law and PluriCourts (as a part of the International Law lunches series).
Although China has been an active "treaty-maker" in the realm of international investment arbitration as evidenced by its more than 120 bilateral investment treaties, the utility of these BITs has been very limited. Substantive standards such as expropriation and compensation have never been comprehensively tested with respect to these BITs. Conventional wisdom views these BITs as China's tool to attract foreign direct investment. The talk tries to understand the underlying rationale of China's strategy and policy to have
Coffee, tea and fresh fruit will be served.
You may bring your lunch packet!