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

Steffen Hindelang


The book presents a coherent doctrinal construction of the EC Treaty provisions on free movement of capital in a third-country context with a focus on direct investment. The respective regime applicable to intra-Community capital movement serves as a point of reference and a benchmark and, thus, is also part of a substantial review. The central question of the study is: What rights does a private market participant, engaged in cross border direct investment originating from or directed to a non EC Member State, enjoy by virtue of Article 56 EC et seqq.? The book argues that in principle, the p ... More

Keywords: foreign direct investment, Article 56 EC, free movement of capital, intra-Community, sovereign wealth fund, regulatory framework

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steffen Hindelang, author
Research Associate and Lecturer, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, School of Law