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The Law of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Fabio Bassan

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Pages: 192

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (October 31, 2011)

ISBN: 0857932357

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Size: 7.9 MB

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'This book covers a true vacuum in international legal literature thanks to its multi-facet in-depth analysis of SWFs, a new type of protagonists of transnational investments in the global economy. It analyses critically the various approaches put forth to pinpoint real nature, legal set-up, relevant features in the diverse operating activity of SWF in the perspective of addressing the issue of the most appropriate regulation that would ensure two apparently conflicting goals: the protection of SWF investments and of host states' legitimate concerns for vital national political or economic interests and the diverse activities. On this basis, the author reviews the various international hard and soft law regulations proposed and the relevance of existing disciplines including Bilateral Investment Treaties. The full coverage of the issue of sovereign immunity in respect of SWF is a useful completion of the author's analysis.'
- Giorgio Sacerdoti, Bocconi University, Italy

This book provides a definition and classification for Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and discusses its phenomenon within the law context.

It identifies the rules applicable to SWFs and to states hosting SWFs' investments. In eight extensive chapters, Fabio Bassan considers whether SWFs may enjoy immunity with respect to host state measures, and whether SWFs can use alternative forms of protection in Bilateral Investment Treaties.

Written from an international law perspective, The Law of Sovereign Wealth Funds will appeal to students of international business, international organisations, banks and governments.