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Protecting your foreign investment

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 1:11 PM | By Junior Sirivar

The proliferation of foreign direct investment is a natural consequence of today’s borderless economy. The significant political and economic risks inherent in such investment must be mitigated and managed carefully. The following are measures enterprises should take to protect their foreign investments.

1. Assess protections available under bilateral investment treaties

Foreign investors are particularly vulnerable to unequal treatment. Determining whether a bilateral investment treaty exists between the enterprise’s home state and the state in which the contemplated investment will be made is a crucial first step....