This article explores the rationale behind the development of bilateral trade and investment agreements as measures of state action. In examining the arguments in support of such bilateral agreements, it scrutinizes the virtues and deficiencies associated with each. It concludes by considering whether bilateralism contributes to the development of principles and standards governing multilateral trade and investment.
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Leon Trakman, "Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreements" (August 2011). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2011. Working Paper 35.