The Free Movement of Capital and Foreign Direct Investment: The Scope of Protection in EU Law

The Free Movement of Capital and Foreign Direct Investment: The Scope of Protection in EU Law

by Steffen Hindelang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199572658

ISBN-13: 9780199572656

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The scope of protection offered to foreign investors by EU law has become a matter of intense political debate. Neo-protectionist policies are on the rise within EU Member States, who are struggling to acclimatize to increasing inward direct investment from developing countries. Strict regulations are being implemented to control the flow of this investment,

Overview

The scope of protection offered to foreign investors by EU law has become a matter of intense political debate. Neo-protectionist policies are on the rise within EU Member States, who are struggling to acclimatize to increasing inward direct investment from developing countries. Strict regulations are being implemented to control the flow of this investment, undermining the principle of free movement of capital. Are such policies permitted under EU law? What impact does EU law have on foreign direct investment? This book addresses these questions through a coherent doctrinal reconstruction of the EC Treaty provisions on free movement of capital in a third country context.

Opening with a timely restatement of the central features of the EU law of free movement of capital, the book then asks the central question: What rights does a private market participant, engaged in cross-border direct investment originating from or directed to a non-EU Member State, enjoy by virtue of the EC Treaty? The book argues that in principle, the provisions on free movement of capital apply the same liberal standards irrespective of whether intra Community or third country direct investment is involved. Hence, those who participate in third country direct investment enjoy essentially the same guarantees by virtue of the provisions on free movement of capital as those active in intra Community direct investment. Having established the legal doctrine, the book then examines the limits on restrictions to free movement, including financial regulation and discriminatory tax regimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199572656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I: Preparing the Foundation: Economic Rationale for the Liberalization of Capital Movements and the Art of Political Compromise
II: Foreign Direct Investment and the Material Scope of Application of Article 56(1)EC
III: The Influence of Competing Freedoms on the Scope of Application - Direct Investment between Free Movement of Capital and the Freedom of Establishment
IV: Which Level of Protection? - The Scope of the Prohibition of Restriction: Equal Treatment and Market Access
V: Personal Scope of Application
VI: Exceptions to the Freedom Applicable to Intra-Community and Third Country Situations
VII: Exceptions to the Freedom Exclusively Applicable to Third Country Contexts
Perspectives - 'Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom'
Annex: Summary: Position Statements
Bibliography
Introduction
1. Preparing the Foundation: Economic Rationale for the Liberalisation of Capital Movements and the Art of Political Compromise
2. Foreign Direct Investment and the Material Scope of Application
3. The Influence of Competing Freedoms on the Scope of Application
4. Which Level of Protection? - The Scope of the Prohibition of Restriction: Equal Treatment and Market Access
5. Personal Scope of Application
6. Exceptions to the Freedom Applicable to Intra-Community and Third Country Situations
7. Exceptions to the Freedom Exclusively Applicable to Third Country Contexts
Perspectives - "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom"
Annex: Summary of Findings by Theses
Bibliography

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