International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fears, Facts, Faultlines

For companies, international investment agreements (IIAs) as well as investment chapters in free trade agreements are an important instrument for safeguarding foreign direct investment against political risks. However, existing IIAs and dispute settlement procedures exhibit some weaknesses that should be avoided in new agreements. Taking a closer look at the most frequent criticism, BDI sets out why IIAs are indispensable for industry.