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Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas’s latest book now in paperback


Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas’s most recent book, International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance, has now been published in paperback. This timely book examines international trade and investment law at various levels of governance, including unilateral, bilateral, regional, and multilateral arrangements. 

Rafael Leal-Arcas demonstrates that the nature of international trade law is fragmented and cyclical. Whilst not always straightforward, the process of making international trade law more multilateral, beginning with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1947, has been largely successful. The author shows how this success could be emulated for international investment law, as well as providing a careful analysis of the choice of jurisdiction – regional versus global – for the settlement of disputes.



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