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Zeynep Tekin - University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM

International Investment Law Symposium LLM Perspectives Online Publications

International Investment Law And Treaty Shopping Through Corporate Nationality Structuring

I. Introduction Today’s world is more interconnected than ever before in terms of international trade and investment with cross border capital flows. Consequently, a regime for the development and protection of cross border investments has developed globally. Over the past decade, there has been significant proliferation of international investment agreements (IIAs) on bilateral,01Bilateral investment treaties are hereinafter referred to as BITs. regional, and interregional levels that regulate the rights and obligations of investors and host States. IIAs, which protect foreign investors and permit them to bring disputes before an independent and impartial arbitral tribunal, serve to advance the investment climate…

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