chapter  3
Determination of foreign investors
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Foreign investors are the key players in international investment and international investment law. All preferential treatments, grants and protections offered by bilateral investment treaties (“BITs”) in respect of foreign investment eventually benefit their owners-the foreign investors. All investment-related dispute resolution mechanisms unavoidably involve foreign investors as participants. Therefore, to determine which and what kinds of investors are qualified as foreign investors who are protected under the BITs and multilateral investment protection schemes is of utmost importance.