4 May 2023
Books/ Book Chapters
The Interpretation and Application of the Most-Favored-Nation Clause in Investment Arbitration
Series: World Trade Institute Advanced Studies, Volume: 12
In The Interpretation and Application of the Most-Favored-Nation Clause in Investment Arbitration, Dr. Anqi Wang provides suggestions for MFN drafting in future international investment agreements (IIAs), as well as for MFN application by investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals in case of ambiguity. Dr. Wang conducts a systemic review of MFN clause in history and maps all the relevant ISDS cases. She argues that ISDS tribunals should interpret the MFN clause according to the treaty text on a case-by-case basis, and that tribunals should also consider state consent as the foundation for the jurisdiction of international adjudication, current IIA reform, and essential treaty interpretive principles.
Author: Anqi Wang
Anqi Wang, Ph.D. (2021), University of Bern, is a research fellow at the World Trade Institute. Her research focuses on the reform of international investment regime and dispute settlement. She has published articles on international investment arbitration and investment policy.
The open access publication of this book has been published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
This book is part of the World Trade Institute Advanced Studies book series.