Investment treaty practice in India- 2018

Investment treaty practiceModel BIT

Does the state have a model BIT?

India does have a model BIT. India unveiled a new model BIT in December 2015. The details of the new model BIT are discussed in question 19. The new model BIT can be found at: materials

Does the state have a central repository of treaty preparatory materials? Are such materials publicly available?

No. The state does not maintain publicly accessible treaty preparatory materials.Scope and coverage

What is the typical scope of coverage of investment treaties?

The first BIT India entered into was with the United Kingdom in 1994. In this BIT, as well as other investment treaties entered into by India, the definition of investment had an asset-based approach, which included every kind of asset, including intellectual property rights, invested by an investor of one contracting party in the territory of the other contracting party in accordance with the laws and investment policies……. Read More