Call for Papers

Upcoming specials in preparation (see page below for contact details of the lead editor(s)):

You can find an overview of previous topics we covered on our special features page here.


The Interaction Between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "The Interaction Between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZs)". The number of special economic zones (SEZs) is growing, and so is the attention of policy makers, lawyers, and academics in both the developed and the developing world. This special issue endeavours to analyse the many types of legal and policy issues resulting from the increasingly complex relationship between investment law, dispute resolution, and SEZs. The editors are interested in papers discussing:

  • General issues of interaction between investment law and SEZs
  • Specific case studies focusing on a geographical region/country or on an interesting case involving SEZs
  • Critical articles on relevant ISDS disputes involving SEZs related measures (Middle East Cement Shipping v. Egypt; Yury Bogdanov v. Republic of Moldova; Gold Reserve v. Venezuela; Lee John Beck v. Kyrgyz Republic; Ampal-American and Others v. Egypt; Union Fenosa Gas v. Egypt)

Guest editors

Dr. Yulia Levashova

Dr. Yulia Levashova
Utrecht University, Nyenrode University
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Professor Julien Chaisse

Professor Julien Chaisse
City University of Hong Kong, School of Law
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Dr. Ilia Rachkov

Dr. Ilia Rachkov
MGIMO, Moscow
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Proposals, along with authors' profiles (150-200 words) should be submitted to all three editors by December 31st, 2019. Please cc info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The Interaction Between International Investment Law and Special Economic Zones (SEZs)" for more details.


The Changing Paradigm of Dispute Resolution and Investment Protection in Post-soviet and Greater Eurasian Space

Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), Northern Sea Route (NSR), new infrastructural projects and privatization of energy sectors.

Anna Aseeva, Jędrzej Górski, Daria Kotova, Anton Tugushev, and Ka Lok YIP invite you to contribute to the special issue with unpublished articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies dealing with:

  • Government-to-Government Dispute Resolution;
  • Investor/Business-to-Government Dispute Resolution;
  • Business-to-Business Dispute Resolution; and
  • Case Studies.

Guest editors

Anna Aseeva

Anna Aseeva
Faculty of law, Higher School of Economics (HSE)
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Email: aaseeva@hse.ru

Jędrzej Górski

Jędrzej Górski
City University of Hong Kong
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Email: sclavius@link.cuhk.edu.hk

Daria Kotova

Daria Kotova
HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development
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Anton Tugushev

Anton Tugushev
School of law, City University of Hong Kong
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Ka Lok YIP

Ka Lok YIP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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Proposals, along with authors' profiles (150-200 words) should be submitted to Jędrzej Górski at sclavius@link.cuhk.edu.hk and Anna Aseeva at aaseeva@hse.ru, and copied to info@transnational-dispute-management.com. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The Changing Paradigm of Dispute Resolution and Investment Protection in Post-soviet and Greater Eurasian Space" for more details.


The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)". Often referred to as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 2.0, the USMCA is a trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, the principal negotiations of which concluded in late September 2018. The editors invite you to contribute to this special special and address the USMCA and corresponding issues raised by these negotiations.

Guest editors

Chi Carmody

Chi Carmody
Western University Faculty of Law
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Kathleen Claussen

Kathleen Claussen
University of Miami School of Law
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David Collins

David Collins
The City Law School, City University London
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Todd Weiler

Todd Weiler
treatylaw.com
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Proposals of 500 words or less together with a CV should be sent to: USMCA@transnational-dispute-management.com. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)" for more details.


International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South". It will explore past and recent legislative and regulatory reforms as well as international investment and competition-related litigation with a special focus on the Global South.

Guest editors

Prof. Leila Choukroune

Prof. Leila Choukroune
University of Portsmouth (UK)
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Anu Monga

Anu Monga
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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Proposals for papers can be submitted to the editors above. Please CC info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "International Investment and Competition Law in AND with the Global South" for more details.


Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues". A substantive percentage of trade in goods is carried out through maritime routes. The players of international seaborne trades often refer their future or existing disputes to arbitration and this special issue will explore the various legal aspects and current developments in maritime arbitration.

Guest editors

Dr. Mohsen Mohebi

Dr. Mohsen Mohebi
Azad University, Science and Researches Center (Tehran)
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Dr. Mojtaba Asgharian

Dr. Mojtaba Asgharian
University of Science and Culture (Tehran)
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Proposals for papers can be submitted to the editors above. Please CC info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "Maritime Law Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues" for more details.


The Changing Paradigm of State-controlled Entities Regulation: Laws, Contracts and Disputes

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on the "The Changing Paradigm of State-controlled Entities Regulation: Laws, Contracts and Disputes". In recent years, the operations of state-controlled enterprises (SCEs) have increasingly been interwoven with the problem of foreign direct investment (FDI). On the one hand, SCEs headquartered in post-communist, and operating under state-capitalism paradigm, have increasingly gone global investing in a wide range of economic sectors (investment by SCEs). On the other hand, in domestic operations, SCEs have been increasingly co-operating with foreign investors (including both foreign private enterprises and SCEs) as minority stakeholder, or partners in various forms of public-private-partnership (PPP) (investment in SCEs). SCEs broadly raise issues in regulatory fields as diverse as company law, trade law, investment law, competition law and international taxation. This leads to many normative (whether legislative or contractual) conflicts and complex transnational disputes which will be the focus on this TDM Special Issue. Christophe Bondy, Prof. Julien Chaisse, Dr. Helena Chen, Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Dini Sejko, and Romesh Weeramantry hereby invite you to contribute to the special edition with unpublished articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies dealing with this topic.

Guest editors

Christophe Bondy

Christophe Bondy
Cooley LLP
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Prof. Julien Chaisse

Prof. Julien Chaisse
CUHK
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Dr. Helena Chen

Dr. Helena Chen
Pinsent Masons LLP
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Dr. Jędrzej Górski

Dr. Jędrzej Górski
City-U HK
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Dini Sejko

Dini Sejko
HKUST
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Romesh Weeramantry

Romesh Weeramantry
Clifford Chance
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Proposals for papers can be submitted to Jędrzej Górski and Dini Sejko at and Please CC info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The Changing Paradigm of State-controlled Entities Regulation: Laws, Contracts and Disputes" for more details.