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Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy

  • Provides an unprecedented range of authoritative and original chapters from leading world experts in international investment law and policy

  • Critically examines the interactions between international investment law and a large number of other international law domains

  • Serves as an essential resource for all interested in the broad relationship between investment law and other legal fields

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Table of contents (102 entries)

  1. Crime in International Investment Arbitration

    • Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer
  2. Damages and Valuation in International Investment Arbitration

    • Christina L. Beharry, Elisa Méndez Bräutigam

About this book

The Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy is a one-stop reference source. This Handbook covers the main conceptual questions in a logical, scholarly yet easy to comprehend manner. It is based on a truly global vision insisting particularly on Global South related issues and developments. In this respect, the Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy provides an excellent modern treatment of international investment law which is one of the fastest growing areas of international economic law.

Professor Julien Chaisse, Professor Leïla Choukroune, and Professor Sufian Jusoh are the editors-in-chief of the Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, a 1,500-page reference book, which is anticipated becoming one of the most influenced reference books in the international economic law areas.

This Handbook is a highly comprehensive set of four volumes of original materials designed to cover all facets of international investment law and policy. The chapters, written by world-leading experts, explore key ideas and debates in relation to: international investment substantive law (Volume I), Investor-state dispute settlement (Volume II); interaction between international investment law and other fields of international law (Volume III); and, the new trends and challenges for international investment law (Volume IV).

The Handbook will feature more than 80 contributions from leading experts (academics, lawyers, government officials), including Vivienne Bath, M. Sornarajah, Mélida Hodgson, Rahul Donde, Roberto Echandi, Andrew Mitchell, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Christina L. Beharry, Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, Leon Trakman, Prabhash Ranjan, Emmanuel Jacomy, Mariel Dimsey, Stavros Brekoulakis, Romesh Weeramantry, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, David Collins, Damilola S. Olawuyi, Katia Fach Gomez, Jaemin Lee, Alejandro Carballo-Leyda, Patrick W. Pearsall, Mark Feldman, Surya Deva, Luke Nottage, Rafael Leal-Arcas, James Nedumpara, Rodrigo Polanco, etc.

This Handbook will be an essential reference tool for students and scholars of international economic law. Policy makers and researchers alike will find the Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy useful for years to come.


  • International Investment Law
  • Dispute Settlement
  • International Law
  • Global South
  • National Treatment Standard

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Julien Chaisse

  • School of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Leïla Choukroune

  • Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

    Sufian Jusoh

About the editors

Julien Chaisse is Professor at City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. He is an award-winning scholar of international law with a special focus on the regulation and development of economic globalization. His teaching and research include international trade/investment law, international taxation, law of natural resources, and Internet law. Prior to joining CUHK in 2009, Dr. Chaisse was a senior research fellow at the World Trade Institute (Switzerland). He also held an appointment as lecturer at elite school Sciences Po Aix (France) and served as a diplomat at the Embassy of France in New Delhi (India). Dr. Chaisse has published numerous well-regarded and widely-cited books and articles, such as “China's International Investment Strategy,” Oxford University Press (2019); "The Regulation of Global Water Services Market," Cambridge University Press (2017); "International Economic Law and Governance," Oxford University Press (2016); "Navigating the Expanding Universe of International Treaties on Foreign Investment," Journal of International Economic Law (2015); "Maintaining the WTO's Supremacy in the International Trade Order," Journal of International Economic Law (2013); and "Promises and Pitfalls of the European Union Policy on Foreign Investment," Journal of International Economic Law (2012). Dr. Chaisse is an experienced arbitrator and a sought-after consultant/expert to international organizations, governments, multinational law firms, and private investors. Dr. Chaisse is also an active member of the World Economic Forum ("Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment" and "Tax and Globalization Working Group"). Dr. Chaisse is an advisor & partner to the United Nations ARTNET on FDI, member of the Academic Forum on ISDS, and Advisory board member of the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL).

Leïla Choukroune is Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship.

Her research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence and social theory. For the past 20 years, it has been applied to the Global South in India, South Asia, China and East Africa in particular.

Professor Leïla Choukroune has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters and Journals special issues in English, French, Spanish or Chinese and authored more than 10 books, including recently, Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (2016), Exploring Indian Modernities (2018), Adjudicating Businesses in India, (2021), International Economic Law, (2021).

She is the Editor of the Springer book series International Law and the Global South ( ; and the Routledge book series in Human Rights, Citizenship and the Law ( She is also Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law and Member of the Editorial Boards of the leading peer reviewed JournalsChina Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises. She is currently working on the creation of a new Journal in International Law and Development with a Global South orientation. She regularly publishes in the global media and has given a large number of interviews about her research and its impact.

Together with Professor James Nedumpara, she is the co-Chair of the South Asia International Economic Law Network (SAIELN) a learned society, which endeavours to foster research and publication in international economic law.

She has taught all disciplines of international law to graduate and post-graduate students as well as specialized executive courses and programmes in Europe, Asia and Africa. She has also supervised and mentored a very large number of students at the master and PhD levels.

Professor Leïla Choukroune is regularly solicited as an independent expert on international economic law and business and human rights issues. She has been independent adviser to the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and a Member of the French National Books Commission (CNL). 

She is Officer of “l’Ordre du mérité” (Knight of the Order of Merit - conferred by the French government).

 Before joining the University of Portsmouth, she was Director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), a research unit of the CNRS based in New Delhi (India), Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University (Netherlands); Deputy Director of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) and Director of the Advanced Master in international economic law (Maastricht University); Assistant Professor at HEC Paris, Consultant for the OECD, Lecturer at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Researcher at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) a unit of the CNRS in Hong Kong.

Professor Leïla Choukroune holds a Doctorate in international law (suma cum laude – highest honour) from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and is a qualified lawyer to the Paris Bar. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish, speaks Chinese and German and learns Hindi.

Sufian Jusoh is the Director and Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Sufian has been the Reference Person for Malaysia's APEC 2020 Chairmanship, where he provides substantive support to the APEC 2020 Chairman. Sufian used to be the Chair of the ASEAN Integration Grand Challenge for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia and a few other countries sought Sufian's expertise in writing policies for investment post-Covid-19. Sufian is also an External Fellow of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland and a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Sufian is the Co-Founder of the ASEAN Economic Integration Forum and a Member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Malaysian Chapter. Sufian also plays a key role in the reform of the investment laws in Myanmar, Timor Leste, Laos and the Federated States of Micronesia. Sufian has been a consultant to many countries and international organisations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, ASEAN, the World Trade Organisation, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the United Nations’ Conference on Trade and Development and the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Sufian is a Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) of Lincoln’s Inn, London. Sufian holds an LL.B from Cardiff Law School, an LL.M (Merit), University College London and a Doctor in Law (summa Cum Laude) from University of Bern, Switzerland.

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