The Proposed Convention to Protect Private Foreign Investment - A Round Table
Article from: TDM 3 (2005), in Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
Proposals for the negotiation of a multilateral treaty to protect private foreign investment have been made from time to time since the end of the First World War . In recent years what appears to be the most important effort has been brought forth by groups of European businessmen and lawyers, under the leadership of Mr . Hermann Abs, Chairman of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, West Germany, and Lord Shawcross, former Attorney General of Great Britain. The initial impetus came in 1957 when the Society to Advance the Protection of Foreign Investments, an organization of German ...