This textbook provides a modern introduction to international economic law by focusing on the most complex legal problems of economic globalization. Topics Covered: The Foundations of International Economic Law The Norms of International Economic Law Business Problems of the Global Economy Public Policy Problems


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Part I explains the foundations, scope and sources of international economic law.

Part II gives a thorough overview of multilevel trade and investment regulation and related adjudication.

Part III elaborates topical business problems of the global economy, such as sovereign debt restructuring, international taxation, sovereign wealth funds, green energy investments and performance requirements, rules of origin and trademark regulations, anti-dumping duties, countervailing duties and other ‘trade remedies’.

Part IV analyses related public policy problems like international economic migrations, health regulations limiting international economic transactions, international economic law rules governing sanitation and water services provided by multinational companies, and governmental protection of ‘public morality’ in international economic law, for instance by restricting imports of certain goods and services that offend prevailing moral views in the importing country.

About the Author

Julien Chaisse is Professor at The City University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law. He is an award-winning scholar of international law with a special focus on the regulation and development of economic globalization. 

Dr Chaisse is a member of the Trade and Investment Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is also a well-experienced arbitrator and a leading consultant to international organisations, governments, multinational law firms, and private investors.

“Professor Julien Chaisse is to be congratulated for his new textbook on international economic law, notably for his elaboration of new perspectives of multilevel economic regulation that distinguish his book from existing ones.”

- Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Emeritus Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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