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 Future of Investment Law in Latin America - El Futuro Del Derecho de Las Inversiones en América Latina

This TDM Special Issue will provide international practitioners and academics with an overview of the future of investment law and investment arbitration in Latin America.

Esta Edición Especial de TDM ofrecerá a los profesionales y académicos, una visión general actual del futuro del derecho de las inversiones y del arbitraje de inversión en América Latina.

Guest editors

Dr. Sebastien Manciaux

Dr. Sébastien Manciaux
University of Bourgogne, CREDIMI
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Francisco Victoria-Andreu

Francisco Victoria-Andreu
Transnational Business Consulting
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Time line and submission guidelines:

Proposals, along with authors' profiles (150-200 words) can be submitted to the editors above. Please CC info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. Deadline for proposals 15 December 2020. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 December 2020. Full papers should be submitted until 31 March 2021. Publication is expected in the second quarter of 2021. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The Future of Investment Law in Latin America" for more details.

Se aceptan propuestas en español. El escrito final deberá contener un estracto en inglés. TDM Convocatoria para el envío de artículos sobre: "El Futuro del Derecho de las Inversiones en América Latina"


Islamic Finance and Dispute Resolution

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "Islamic Finance and Dispute Resolution". Disputes arising out of Islamic finance have been in many cases referred to litigations by the parties involved leading to unsatisfactory outcomes due to the failure of the courts, especially in the Western world, concerned to apply the Sharia'h (Islamic law) principles as agreed by the parties in their contract, or due to their misconceptions of the Sharia'h. As the popularity of Islamic finance is on the rise in both Islamic and non-Islamic countries, so will be the differences in understanding the Islamic rules and principles applicable to such transactions between diverse parties giving rise to multifarious types of dispute on the international level. Besides, there also arises the debate about the suitability of the various methods of resolution of Islamic finance disputes such as litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, etc. Various other issues relating to Islamic finance disputes, including in the context of the growing Islamic Fintech, may arise which demand serious considerations.

Guest editor

Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzman

Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzman
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Proposals for papers can be submitted to the editor 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 "Islamic Finance and Dispute Resolution" for more details.


Overlap between Bankruptcy/Insolvency Proceedings and Arbitrations

March 2020: The Great Recession in 2007-2009 produced considerable learning about how arbitration fares when one of the disputing parties is in bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings. Since that time, developments have continued by jurisprudence, legislation and regulation. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis will likely trigger an unfortunately large number of corporate insolvencies as well as Government rescue efforts. We hereby solicit proposals for articles on the overlap between national bankruptcy/insolvency laws and arbitrations affecting the debtor company.

Bankruptcy/insolvency law is of course national in character - there is nothing like an international bankruptcy law although some free trade agreements refer to th4e subject. So, we at TDM seek proposals considering different countries as well as an article on arbitrations and insolvency proceedings for a group of companies occurring simultaneously in a number of countries.

For this subject, we expect to receive proposals from authors who can demonstrate experience with the topic, whether scholarly or practical.

Send your proposals to info@transnational-dispute-management.com or ask for more information.

Deadline: at your earliest convenience, accepted papers (subject to peer review), will be published via our Advance publication channel.


African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM Special Issue on "African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)". Building on previous issues of TDM which have focused on investment treaty arbitration and policy in the African context and FDI operations and investment disputes in the African extractive sector, the co-editors invite contributions to this special edition which critically examine the legal and normative implications of the AfCFTA. In line with the focus of TDM, this edition will focus broadly on Africanisation of international investment law and the role of the AfCFTA on global, national and sub-regional investment law making and dispute resolution. The topics outlined in the call for papers raise interesting points for discussion. The editors welcome submissions which address these and other relevant topics.

Co-editors

Prof. Julien Chaisse

Prof. Julien Chaisse
City University of Hong Kong
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Dr. Jedrzej Gorski

Dr. Jędrzej Górski
City University of Hong Kong
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Prof. Emmanuel Laryea

Prof. Emmanuel Laryea
Monash University
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Prof. Makane Moïse Mbengue

Prof. Makane Moïse Mbengue
University of Geneva
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Kehinde Olaoye

Kehinde Olaoye
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Proposals, along with authors' profiles (150-200 words) should be submitted to and . Please cc info@transnational-dispute-management.com when submitting your materials. Full papers should be submitted until 30 November 2020.

See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on the "African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)" for more details.


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. 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.


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
Steptoe & Johnson 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.