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Prof. Hi-Taek Shin

Mr. Hi-Taek Shin
Professor of Law
Seoul National University
School of Law

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International Economic Law
Foreign Investment
The Legal Framework Governing Foreign Direct Investment: The Case for Korea
This lecture is composed of two parts. The first part touches upon how international law deals with foreign direct investment, and how it differs from the international legal framework on trade. It then looks into contrasting perspectives between capital-importing countries and capital-exporting countries in dealing with foreign direct investment. The second part focuses on the development of Korea’s legal and regulatory regime governing foreign direct investment from the early 1960s to date.

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Recording facilities courtesy of Seoul National University


 Trade
Review of the Major Aspects of the
Korea-US FTA
Video    (Forthcoming)
International Economic Law
Foreign Investment
The Legal Framework Governing Foreign Direct Investment:
The Case for Korea
A. Legal Instruments
International

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

North American Free Trade Agreement, International Legal Materials, vol. 32, 1993, p. 289.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea, Washington, 30 June 2007.

Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea, Washington, 3 December 2010.

National

Constitution of the Republic of Korea, 17 July 1948, last revised on 29 October 1987.

Republic of Korea, Foreign Capital Promotion Inducement Act, Act No. 532, January 1960.

Republic of Korea, Foreign Capital Inducement Law, Act. No. 1802, 3 August 1966.

Republic of Korea, Foreign Investment and Foreign Capital Inducement Act, January 1997.

Republic of Korea, Foreign Investment Promotion Act, Act No. 5559, 16 September 1998.
B. Documents
Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation, Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Negotiating Text, 24 April 1998.