Emeritus Professor Leon Trakman releases new publication

Tue 28 September 2021

By Hanna Jez


UNSW CIBEL member Emeritus Professor Leon Trakman has released a chapter on ‘Resolving the Tension Between State Sovereignty and Liberalizing Investor-State Disputes: China’s Dilemma’ within the 2021 edition of the Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy (edited by Julien Chaisse, Leïla Choukroune, and Sufian Jusoh).

Leon’s chapter within this Handbook explores China’s past experiences with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), its methods of addressing these issues, and the regulatory directions it might adopt in the future. The paper ultimately comments on China’s historical and current ISDS experience and practice by evaluating prospective regulatory measures by which it can avoid and resolve ISDS claims.

Fellow CIBEL members Dr Lu Wang and Professor Heng Wang have also contributed to the publication. Dr Lu Wang and Professor Wenhua Shan explore the ‘Concept of “Investment”: Treaty Definitions and Arbitration Interpretations’ in their chapter which dives into the various theories behind investment law. Professor Heng Wang and Dr Lu Wang focus on the changes and trends in bilateral investment treaties and investment rules of China’s free trade agreements in their chapter titled ‘China’s Bilateral Investment Treaties’.

These articles are published by the Springer, Singapore.

Leon Trakman’s research may be found at the University website, SSRN, ResearchGate and LinkedIn.