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Multinational Enterprises and the Law : Oxford International Law Library - Peter T. Muchlinski

Multinational Enterprises and the Law

Oxford International Law Library

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2007
ISBN: 9780199282562
Number Of Pages: 856

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Multinational Enterprises and the Law presents the only comprehensive, contemporary, and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In addition it considers the effects of corporate self-regulation upon the development of the legal order in this area.

Split into four parts the book firstly deals with the conceptual basis for MNE regulation, explaining the growth of MNEs, their business and legal forms, the relationship between them and the effects of a globalising economy and society upon the evolution of regulatory agendas in the field. Part II covers the main areas of economic regulation including the limits of national and regional jurisdiction over MNE activities, controls and liberalization of entry and establishment; tax and company, and competition law. Part III introduces the social dimension of MNE regulation covering labour rights, human rights, and environmental issues, and Part IV deals with the contribution of international law and organizations to MNE regulation and to the control of investment risks, covering the main provisions found in international investment agreements and their recent interpretation by international tribunals.


"A Fascinating, comprehensive and sometimes very detailed book covering all major legal (and sometimes other important) aspects and issues related to the MNE. It explains well the history and evolution of various models and the theories behind them, and provides ideas on forthcoming ways of regulation. Recommended for anyone involved in international business as well as officials dealing with the subject matter. It is both a reference for specific issues and a book well worth reading on a stand-alone basis."
--Leif Gustafsson, International Company and Commercial Law Review


Preface Acknowledgements Table of Cases Table of Statutes Table of Treaties Table of EC Materials Table of Official Publications of Governments and International Organisations Abbreviations Part I The Conceptual Framework 1: Getting to Know Multinationals 2: Business and Legal Forms of Multinational Enterprise: Towards a Theory of Control 3: Regulating Multinationals Part II Economic Regulation by Home and Host Countries 4: The Jurisdictional Limits of Regulation through National or Regional Law 5: The Control of Inward Investment by Host States 6: Measures for the Encouragement of Inward Direct Investment 7: Taxation Problems Associated With MNEs 8: Group Liability and Directors' Duties 9: Corporate Governance and Disclosure 10: Regulation through Competition Law 11: Technology Transfer Part III The Social Dimension 12: Labour Relations 13: Human Rights and Multinational Enterprises 14: Environmental Issues Part IV International Investment Regulation 15: The Control of Investment Risks I: Contractual Stability, Renegotiation, Taking of Property and Investment Guarantees 16: Control of Investment Risks II: Non-Discrimination, Fair and Equitable Treatment and Full Protection and Security 17: The Codification of International Standards For the Treatment of Foreign Investors 18: The Settlement of International Investment Disputes Index

ISBN: 9780199282562
ISBN-10: 0199282560
Series: Oxford International Law Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 856
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.24
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised