Gabriela Belova – South-West University „Neofit Rilski“, 66 Ivan Michailov St., Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Gergana Georgieva – South-West University „Neofit Rilski“, 66 Ivan Michailov St., Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Anna Hristova – South-West University „Neofit Rilski“, 66 Ivan Michailov St., Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


4th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2020 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, September 3, 2020, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-30-1, ISSN 2683-4510


Although in the last years the international community has adopted a broad approach, the
definition of foreign investors and foreign investments is still very important for the development of
international investment law. The nationality of the foreign investor, whether a natural person or legal
entity, sometimes is decisive, especially in front of the international jurisdictions. The paper tries to
follow the examples from bilateral investment agreements as well as from multilateral instrument such
as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention. An important
case concerning Bulgaria in past decades is also briefly discussed. The authors pay attention to some
new moments re-developing the area of investment dispute settlement within the context of EU Mixed
Agreements, especially after the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.


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