Neuerscheinungen

Weiß/Ohler/Bungenberg, Welthandelsrecht, 3. Auflage 2022

Das Werk erläutert als eine der wenigen deutschsprachigen Darstellungen alle wichtigen Aspekte des Welthandelsrechts. Es ermöglicht die rasche Einarbeitung und ist ein perfektes Nachschlagewerk für die Praxis.

Aus dem Inhalt:

  • WTO in schwierigen Zeiten
  • Grundprinzipien des Multilateralismus
  • Streitbeilegungsverfahren
  • Regelungen über den Warenhandel und technische ­Handelshemmnisse
  • Regionale Integration
  • Handelspolitische Schutzinstrumente
  • Internationales Währungssystem
  • Investitionen und Investitionsschutz
  • Handel mit Dienstleistungen und Schutz geistigen ­Eigentums
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • E-Commerce und Digital Trade
  • Menschenrechte, Umwelt- und Sozialstandards
  • Zukunft der WTO

Die 3. Auflage wurde grundlegend aktualisiert und im Hinblick auf die krisenhaften neuen Herausforderungen für die WTO und den Multilateralismus, die weltweite Digitalisierung und die einschlägige Rechtsprechungsentwicklung überarbeitet.

 

CETA Investment Law - Article-by-Article Commentary

This article-by-article Commentary of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) edited by Marc Bungenberg and August Reinisch is now available at Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, C.H. Beck and Hart Publishing. The CETA Commentary will be a key resource for practitioners and academics in the field of EU investment protection law.

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been called a game-changer. In the investment chapter, CETA has introduced a number of key innovations, inter alia

  • the investment court system with an appellate tribunal
  • guidelines on third party funding
  • transparency and information sharing
  • modern versions of standards of protection
  • detailed provisions on reservations and exceptions.

Considering that the new dispute resolution provisions in this chapter have also passed the scrutiny of the Court of Justice of the European Union, it is expected that CETA's investment chapter will serve as a blueprint for future EU investment agreements.

 

Draft Statute of the Multilateral Investment Court

Nomos has published the first edition of the "Draft Statute of the Multilateral Investment Court" by Prof. Marc Bungenberg and Prof. August Reinisch. For the first time, a complete draft agreement for the design of a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC) implementing strict rule of law requirements for dispute settlement is presented. The draft also addresses cornerstones such as reduced costs, a permanent bench of judges with an appellate system, transparency, more consistency in case law as well as the effective enforceability of MIC decisions.

The book is freely available for downloading (here). 

 

The second edition of the study "From Bilateral Arbitral Tribunals and Investment Courts to a Multilateral Investment Court" by Marc Bungenberg and August Reinisch is now freely available due to its open access (PDF). 

The study explores the option of an institutionalized as well as multilateralised investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms. This second edition is intended to contribute to a broader discussion on the option of establishing a new international special court of investment protection. The "cornerstones" of such a new permanent court are its strict rule of law-orientation, which includes the highest demands on the judicial appointment procedure as well as on the personal integrity, independence and qualification of the judges. Second, the costs should be significantly lower compared to the status quo. Third, transparency consideration and aspects of consistency of case law should receive particular attention. Fourth, decisions of an MIC would have to be effectively enforceable. All in all, this study shows that an institutionalized form of investor-state dispute settlement is possible.