Protecting European Investment Abroad

The primary objective of international investment agreements (IIAs) is legal certainty for investors through protection against events such as expropriation. Since the 1990s, the value of German foreign direct investment (FDI) stocks has risen considerably. A comprehensive protection of FDI through investment promotion and protection agreements is therefore all the more important. In this context, BDI gives comprehensive recommendations for reforms of existing procedures to ensure this protection.