Multinational Enterprises and the Law represents the only comprehensive contemporary and interdisciplinary account of the various techniques used to regulate multinational enterprises (MNEs) at the national, regional and multilateral levels. In it, Peter Muchlinksi analyses the major regulatory areas relating to multinational enterprises and covers the main economic law issues relating to jurisdiction, entry and establishment controls and liberalization, tax, company law, competition and technology transfer. The book also deals with the increasingly prominent demands for corporate social responsibility covering labor, rights, human rights and the environment, and the recent developments in arbitral decisions that give increased importance to the protection standards contained in international investment protection agreements.
About the Author
Peter Muchlinski is Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to joining SOAS he was Professor of Law and International Business at Kent Law School, University of Kent (2001-5). He has taught at the London School of Economics (1983-1998), where he is a Visiting Professor, and was the Drapers' Professor of Law in the Law Department of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, from 1998 to 2001. He specializes in international and European business law, WTO law and practice, competition law, law and development and commercial regulation, in which fields he has authored numerous papers and articles. His more recent published work concentrates on the social dimension of the regulation of international business, the effects of the Enron collapse, the developing arbitral case-law arising out of investor-State disputes and the impact of globalization on legal research methodology. In 1990 he qualified as a barrister in the field of commercial and European law and is a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, London. He acts as a principal adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on investment law issues and in 2006-7 was a Special Adviser to the International Commission of Jurists Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crime. During the period of June-October 2003 he was on leave of absence from Kent Law School and worked at UNCTAD in Geneva as a Senior Legal Expert in the Division on Investment Technology and Enterprise Development.