Indian Model Text of Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA)
(i) movable and immovable property as well as other rights such as mortgages, liens or pledges;
(ii) shares in and stock and debentures of a company and any other similar forms of participation in a company;
(iii) rights to money or to any performance under contract having a financial value;
(iv) intellectual property rights, in accordance with the relevant laws of the respective Contracting Party;
(v) business concessions conferred by law or under contract, including concessions to search for and extract oil and other minerals;
(c) "investors" means any national or company of a Contracting Party, which has made an investment in the territory of other Contracting Party;
(d) "nationals" means:
(i) In respect of India: persons deriving their status as Indian nationals from the law in force in India;
(ii) In respect of
(e) "returns" means the monetary amounts yielded by an investment such as profit, interest, capital gains, dividends, royalties and fees;
(f) "territory" means:
(a) in respect of India: the territory of the Republic of India including its territorial waters and the airspace above it and other maritime zones including the Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf over
which the Republic of India has sovereignty, sovereign rights or exclusive jurisdiction in accordance with its laws in force, the l982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and International Law.
(b) in respect of
Scope of the Agreement
This Agreement shall apply to all investments made by investors of either Contracting Party in the territory of the other Contracting Party, accepted as such in accordance with its laws and regulations, whether made before or after the coming into force of this Agreement.
Promotion and Protection of Investment
(1) Each Contracting Party shall encourage and create favourable conditions for investors of the other Contracting Party to make investments in its territory, and admit such investments in accordance with its laws and policy.
(2) Investments and returns of investors of each Contracting Party shall at all times be accorded fair and equitable treatment in the territory of the other Contracting Party.