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Obsolescence of the obsolescing bargain: Why governments must get investor-state contracts right

Sauvant, Karl P.; Wells, Louis T.

Gone are the days when governments could easily renegotiate natural resource contracts if investors reaped bonanzas from rising resource prices, surprisingly rich discoveries, or terms that were too favorable. Today, international investment agreements protect investors from renegotiation. Now, governments must get initial contracts right, including providing for possible future events.

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Academic Units
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Publisher
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Series
Columbia FDI Perspectives, 298
Published Here
November 9, 2021