Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x(print)

e-ISSN: 2959-2879(online)

Volume 2 / Issue 2

Protection of National Sovereignty and Hindering Foreign Investment


Badreddine Berrahlia



The article explores the recent debate regarding the rules of sovereignty and the need to acquire technology through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in relation to the Algerian Business Law. The article explores the 51/49 rule as an obligatory condition for direct international partnerhip projects, which requires a majority of Algerian ownership of at least 51 percent in all foreign direct investment projects (FDIP). The current research also investigates the impact of the 51/49 rule on the inflows of the foreign direct investments in Algeria as well as some other countries. The research concludes that there is no evidence that the amendment of the 51/49 rule would lead to technology transfer through the FDI.

DOI: 10.51958/aaujblv2i2p1pp1-14