Foreign Investment Protection Treaties: Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry
Over the last decade or so, foreign investment protection and promotion agreements have grown dramatically in number and in strength. The investment obligations and dispute resolution provisions available in these agreements have emerged as an attractive option for businesses seeking protection of their investments in foreign jurisdiclions. The author presents an overview of Canada's existing investment agreements and provides a specificapplication of these agreements in the oil and gas sector by reviewing a recent arbitration decision.
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