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Duration of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Proceedings. / Weber, Simon; Hestermeyer, Holger; Lopez Rodriguez, Clara; Baltag, Crina; Álvarez Zárate, José Manuel; Behn, Daniel; Bonnitcha, Jonathan; De Luca, Anna; Langford, Malcolm; Mistelis, Loukas; Shaffer, Gregory.

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade, Vol. 21, No. 2-3, 01.06.2020, p. 300-335.

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Weber, S, Hestermeyer, H, Lopez Rodriguez, C, Baltag, C, Álvarez Zárate, JM, Behn, D, Bonnitcha, J, De Luca, A, Langford, M, Mistelis, L & Shaffer, G 2020, 'Duration of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Proceedings', The Journal of World Investment & Trade, vol. 21, no. 2-3, pp. 300-335. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119000-12340174

APA

Weber, S., Hestermeyer, H., Lopez Rodriguez, C., Baltag, C., Álvarez Zárate, J. M., Behn, D., Bonnitcha, J., De Luca, A., Langford, M., Mistelis, L., & Shaffer, G. (2020). Duration of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Proceedings. The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 21(2-3), 300-335. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119000-12340174

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Weber S, Hestermeyer H, Lopez Rodriguez C, Baltag C, Álvarez Zárate JM, Behn D et al. Duration of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Proceedings. The Journal of World Investment & Trade. 2020 Jun 1;21(2-3):300-335. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119000-12340174

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Weber, Simon ; Hestermeyer, Holger ; Lopez Rodriguez, Clara ; Baltag, Crina ; Álvarez Zárate, José Manuel ; Behn, Daniel ; Bonnitcha, Jonathan ; De Luca, Anna ; Langford, Malcolm ; Mistelis, Loukas ; Shaffer, Gregory. / Duration of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Proceedings. In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade. 2020 ; Vol. 21, No. 2-3. pp. 300-335.

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