Investment and Trade: the "Lottie and Lisa" of International Economic Law?
Article from: TDM 3 (2011), in Intersections: Dissemblance or Convergence between International Trade and Investment Law
As substantive economic and social phenomena, international trade and investment are inextricably linked. Yet like twins separated at birth, for decades they have been regulated by discrete international legal systems. Despite the historic parting of their respective legal systems, international trade and investment are more closely tied to each other today than ever before, with a significant portion of international trade and investment flows occurring in global supply chains within transnational corporations. However, convergence between trade and investment law is ...