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2019, vol. 53, iss. 3, pp. 933-954
Procedural requirements for the application of the Denial of Benefits Clause in investment arbitration: Why is it hard to say no?
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Law

emailP.Djundic@pf.uns.ac.rs
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Rad je nastao kao rezultat rada na projektu "Pravna tradicija i novi pravni izazovi" čiji je nosilac Pravni fakultet u Novom Sadu.

Keywords: Denial of Benefits Clause; investment disputes; investment arbitration; jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal
Abstract
International treaties for the protection and encouragement of foreign investments represent kind of a bargain by which a host State of the investment agrees to provide the investor of the other contracting party with particular substantive-law protection, motivated by a desire to attract foreign capital. However, the corporate structure of the investment could be organized in a way that allows natural or legal persons to whom this kind of protection is not offered to "hide" behind the investment. Denial of Benefits Clause is an instrument that is intended to enable the host State to deny the protection offered by a Treaty to such investments. The paper discusses the application of the Denial of Benefits Clause by arbitral tribunals, with particular emphasis on procedural requirements which so far proved to be a significant obstacle for the efficient use of the clause in investment disputes.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/zrpfns53-24433
published in SCIndeks: 06/04/2020
peer review method: double-blind
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