15 Apr 2013 Journal Articles
The Evolving and Multilayered European Union-India Investment Relations - Regulatory Issues and Policy Conjectures
Co-authored by Julien Chaisse, in "European Law Journal", vol. 19, issue 2, p. 302
India and several EU member countries share a rich history of investment collaborations. The collaboration has been cemented with several formal agreements with individual EU members, and the recent negotiations with the trade bloc since June 2007 on a broad-based Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) can be considered as a culmination of this process while ongoing WTO negotiations on Mode 3 commitments remain essential in terms of market opening. The present article analyzes the multi-layered regulation of foreign investment against the backdrop of the evolving EU-India economic relations. The 2009 Treaty of Lisbon gave a new competence to the EU which will impact ongoing negotiations with India whose global standing has been significantly changing in recent years. The economic vibrancy, coupled with large market size, has earned India greater relevance in several international forums, thereby making the future EU—India investment treaty one of the most promising investment agreements.