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Investor’s Legitimate Expectations in Environmental Investment Disputes

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dc.title Investor’s Legitimate Expectations in Environmental Investment Disputes en
ethesis.faculty Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Law en
ethesis.faculty Juridiska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Alahuhta, LIisa
dct.issued 2021
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract The study clarifies how foreign investors’ legitimate expectations are interpreted in environment-related investment disputes and what criteria are used to apply the legitimate expectations doctrine. Additionally, the study examines whether the application of legitimate expectations doctrine in environmental investment disputes differs from other disputes under international investment agreements and whether they should differ. As the protection of investor’s legitimate expectations is the product of arbitral tribunals’jurisprudence without actual textual support from the international investment agreements, the study has been conducted mainly based on the abundant case law on legitimate expectations. Although the focus is primarily on disputes with an environmental dimension, to provide a full picture of the doctrine some of the most influential awards without any environmental aspects are analysed as well. The analysis is conducted based on three different categories of legitimate expectations; investor’s legitimate expectations that are based firstly on contractual relationship between the investor and the host state, secondly on specific representations given by the host state, and thirdly on the general legal framework. The main conclusions of the study are that there exist significant inconsistencies in the application of the doctrine, and the outcome of a specific case depends largely on its details. Furthermore, there appears to be no differences in the application of the doctrine in environmental cases and others. Finally, the study examines briefly the future of the legitimate expectations doctrine in light of the so-called new generation investment agreements, which have stricter formulations of the FET standard compared to the older ones; despite these new agreements, the doctrine will continue to be relevant also in the future. en
dct.subject International Investment Law en
dct.subject International Environmental Law en
dct.subject Investment Arbitration en
dct.subject Fair and Equitable Treatment en
dct.subject Investor’s Legitimate Expectations en
dct.language en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:f63939b1-2513-4994-a7f8-34771d5ff757
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2021-03-24 15:49:58:664
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202104221959
dc.type.dcmitype Text
ethesis.facultystudyline Ympäristöoikeus fi
ethesis.facultystudyline Environmental Law en
ethesis.facultystudyline Miljörätt sv
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Oikeustieteen maisterin koulutusohjelma fi
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Master's Programme in Law en
ethesis.mastersdegreeprogram Magisterprogrammet i rättsvetenskap sv

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