This book is the only text devoted to the legal problems raised by foreign investment and business transactions in emerging markets. Its organization tracks the normal progress of a business relationship. The first chapter provides broad general background, while the second focuses on a foreign business’s preliminary assessment of legal risks particularly relevant to emerging markets, namely corruption and human rights abuses. It then takes the student through the establishment of a local presence, obtaining finance, the kinds of government licenses and other special legal regimes associated with extractive industries, and dispute resolution. A series of team-based negotiation exercises accompany each chapter. The new edition both updates legal materials related to corruption, human rights and dispute resolution and substantially revises the finance and government licensing chapter to reflect a shift away from Russia and toward other emerging markets.


Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 11/14/2014

Richard N. Dean, University of Virginia School of Law

James W. Skelton Jr., University of Houston Law Center

Paul B. Stephan, University of Virginia School of Law

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The second edition incorporates a number of important new court decisions, settlements of criminal cases, legislative amendments, and other new materials, as well as shifting the text’s focus from Russian transactions to those in other emerging markets, especially in Africa.

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