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Europe BITs

Many, if not most, European governments have bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with other countries. A number of them have online databases where the public can access individual treaties or learn more about the objectives and status of their BIT negotiation programmes.

last update: May 2012


Draft convention on investments abroad (Abs-Shawcross draft convention)
One of the most significant early proposals for a multilateral agreement to protect private foreign investment was launched in 1957 by groups of European business people, and lawyers.
EU-China BIT: schedules annex (Mar 2021)
EU-China BIT partial text (Jan 2021)
Belgium and Luxembourg model BIT text (2019)
Netherlands model investment agreement (Oct 2018)
As released by the Government of the Netherlands
Netherlands draft model BIT (May 2018)
As released by the Dutch Government
Iran-Slovakia BIT (2016)