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.


National Courts as a Forum for the Resolution of Disputes under Article 26 Energy Charter Treaty

Editors John Gaffney, Richard Happ, Lucia Raimanova, Anna-Maria Tamminen and Catharine Titi welcome proposals for a TDM Special Issue on "National Courts as a Forum for the Resolution of Disputes under Article 26 Energy Charter Treaty". The special will discuss the topic from both the perspective of individual legal systems of EU Member States, and from the perspective of the ECT and applicable international law - see the call for papers for an introduction.

Guest editors

John P. Gaffney

John P. Gaffney
Al Tamimi & Company
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Dr. iur Ricard Happ

Dr. iur Ricard Happ
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
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Lucia Raimanova

Lucia Raimanova
Allen & Overy
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Anna-Maria Tamminen

Anna-Maria Tamminen
Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
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Dr. Catharine Titi

Dr. Catharine Titi
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) & CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
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An abstract of the proposed paper should be submitted at your earliest convenience to the editors and copied to info@transnational-dispute-management.com. Final papers should be submitted by 30 March 2022. The release of the special issue is planned for the first quarter of 2022.

See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "National Courts as a Forum for the Resolution of Disputes under Article 26 Energy Charter Treaty" for more details.


International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues

Environmental protection and climate change issues are increasingly coming to the centre stage of international public discourse as an urgent matter and more so in the wake of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, 2015. International investment arbitral tribunals are frequently confronting these issues in respect of investment disputes and their task is getting complicated and problematic due to the lack of adequate provisions on the matter in the traditional international investment agreements (IIAs). However, the new generation of IIAs are making provisions to this effect only in dribs and drabs, but there is a long way to go. To explore this topic, Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzaman, Wendy J. Miles QC, Carla Lewis, Dr Jane Willems, and Dr Stephen Minas will be editing a TDM Special on "International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues".

[Update October 2021] This TDM Special will be published in two volumes:

  • Vol. 1 - Traditions, Trends and Prospects
  • Vol. 2 - Substantive and Procedural Aspects

Guest editors

Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzaman

Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzaman
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Wendy J. Miles QC

Wendy J. Miles QC
Barrister Twenty Essex, London
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Carla Lewis

Carla Lewis
Senior Associate, Solicitor-Advocate
(Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
Clifford Chance LLP

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Dr Jane Willems

Dr Jane Willems
Arbitrator, Mediator
Associate Professor of Law Tsinghua University School of Law, China

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Dr Stephen Minas

Dr Stephen Minas
Associate Professor of Law Peking University School of Transnational Law, China
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Time line and submission guidelines:

Proposals, along with authors' profiles (150-200 words) should be submitted to editors and copied to info@transnational-dispute-management.com at your earliest convenience. The release of the special issue is planned for the first quarter of 2022. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues" for more details.


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. See Call for papers: TDM Special Issue on "The Future of Investment Law in Latin America" for more details.

Important Dates: Deadline for Proposals: 14 November 2021. Deadline Final Article: 13 February 2022.

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 Maniruzzaman

Professor Dr A F M Maniruzzaman
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.

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

Note: The first volume (of three) is already published, see TDM 4 (2021) - The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).


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.