LEON TRAKMAN

Currently living in Sydney, Australia, Leon Trakman has published 8 books and over 100 articles on contracts, investment, commercial law and international commercial arbitration.

FAIRNESS AND EFFICIENCY WORKING TOGETHER

THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING

DISPUTE RESOLUTION


BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Arbitration and China, in INVESTMENT LAW AND ARBITRATION, IN JULIEN CHAISSE, TOMOKO ISHIKAWA AND SUFIAN JUSOH, THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: CURRENT PRACTICE, EMERGING ISSUES, FUTURE PROSPECTS, (CAMBRIDGE, 2016 forthcoming)

Australia’s Contribution to International Commercial Arbitration In Asia, in ANSELMO RAYES AND WEIXIA GU, ARBITRATION REFORM IN ASIA, (HART, 2016 forthcoming)

Jumping Back and Forth between Domestic Courts and ISDS: Mixed Signals from the Asia-Pacific Region (with Kunal Sharma), in STEFFEN Hindelang and MARKUS RAJEWSKI, Shifting Paradigms in International Investment Law: More Balanced, Less Isolated, Increasingly Diversified (OXFORD, 2016 forthcoming)    

China and Foreign Direct Investment: Looking Ahead, in WENHUA SHAN AND QIAO LIU, CHINA AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION, (BRILL, 2016 forthcoming)

Reconstituting Investor-State Arbitration (with David Musayelyan), in CHIN LIM, ALTERNATIVE VISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT: Essays in Honour of Sornarajah (CAMBRIDGE, 2016 forthcoming) 

Geo-Politics and Investor-State Arbitration, in PICKER, TOOHEY AND GREENACRE, CHINA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER (CAMBRIDGE, 2015)  

Instituting Investment Claims under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, in WEHHAU SHAN AND JINYUAN SU, China and International Investment Law: Twenty Years of ICSID Membership THE ICSID (BRILL, 2015) 

Investment Disputes and Australia's National Interest: A Precarious Balance, in  JOHN FARRAR, MARY HISCOCK AND VAI LO LO, AUSTRALIA'S TRADE, INVESTMENT AND SECURITY IN THE ASIAN CENTURY, 115-134 (WORLD SCIENTIFIC, 2015)

Resolving Investor-State Disputes: Australia’s Dilemma and Choices, in Nye Perram, International Commercial Law and Arbitration: Perspectives (PARSONS CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, 2014)

Australia's Rejection of Investor-State Arbitration: A Sign of Global Change?, in LEON E. TRAKMAN AND NICK RANIERI, REGIONALISM IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013)

Investment Dispute Settlement under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, in TANIA VOON (ED), TRADE LIBERALISATION AND INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION: A LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EDWARD ELGAR, 2013)

Australia and the Future of Investor State Arbitration, in MICHAEL LEGG, THE FUTURE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LEXIS NEXIS, 2012)

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, in BRYAN MERCURIO, LEON TRAKMAN, MEREDITH KOLSKY LEWIS AND BRUNO ZELLERS, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2010)

Dispute Resolution: Courts, in BRYAN MERCURIO, MEREDITH KOLSKY LEWIS AND BRUNO ZELLERS, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2010)

Resolving Disputes under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA, in LEON E.TRAKMAN, NICK W. RANIERI AND MARLON LOPEZ, DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO (TRANSNATIONAL LEGAL PUBLISHERS, 2004)

Arbitrating Under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA: A Mexican Investor V The U.S., in LEON E. TRAKMAN, NICK W. RANIERI AND MARLON LOPEZ, DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO (TRANSNATIONAL LEGAL PUBLISHERS, N.Y. 2003)

Resolving Disputes under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA, in LEON E. TRAKMAN, NICK W. RANIERI AND MARLON LOPEZ, DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO (TRANSNATIONAL LEGAL PUBLISHERS, N.Y. 2003)

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT UNDER THE NAFTA, (TRANSNATIONAL LEGAL PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK 1997)

Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Case for Commercial Arbitration (Contributor, CORPORATE LIABILITY, CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, 1992)


JOURNAL ARTICLES

Locating Australia on the Pacific Rim: Trade, Investment and the Asian Century (with Kunal Sharma) 1 Transnational Dispute Management 1 (2015)

The Repudiation of Investor-State Arbitration and Subsequent Treaty Practice: The Resurgence of Qualified Investor-State Arbitration (with David Musaleyan), ISCID Law Review (2015) 

BITs and Pieces: Regional Developments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (with Kunal Sharma), APEC Currents (2014)

Deciding Investor States Disputes: Australia's Evolving Position, 15 Journal of World Investment and Trade 152-192 (2014)
  
Indonesia’s Termination of the Netherlands–Indonesia BIT: Broader Implications in the Asia-Pacific (with Kunal Sharma), Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2014) 

Investment Dispute Resolution under the Proposed Transpacific Partnership Agreement: Prelude to a Slippery Slope?, 48(2) Journal of World Trade 1-29 (2014)

The Status of Investor - State Arbitration: Resolving Investment Disputes under the Transpacific Partnership Agreement 48 Journal of World Trade 1-29 (2014)

Deciding Investor States Disputes: Australia's Distinctive Approach, 15(1) Journal of World Investment and Trade (2013)

Choosing Domestic Courts over Investor-State Arbitration: Australia’s Repudiation of the Status Quo, 35(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal 979-1012 (2012)

Ex Aequo et Bono: Basing Decisions on that which is Just and Fair, 3 Transnational Dispute Management (2012)

Investor-State Arbitration or Local Courts: Will Australia Set a New Trend?, 46(1) Journal of World Trade 83 (2012)

The ICSID in Perspective, 4 Transnational Dispute Management (2012)

The ISCID under Siege, 45(3) Cornell International Law Journal 306 (2012)

'Legal Traditions' and International Commercial Arbitration, 3 Transnational Dispute Management (2012)

Resolving Investor-State Disputes under a Transpacific Partnership Agreement – What Lies Ahead?
Transnational Dispute Management (2012)

Rejecting Investor-State Arbitration in Favor of Domestic Courts: The Australian Example, 46(1) Journal of World Trade 83-120 (2011)

Arbitrating Options: Turning a Morass into a Panacea, 41(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 292-305 (2008)

Ex Aequo et Bono: De-mystifying An Ancient Concept, Chicago Journal of International Law 621-642 (2008)

The IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Commercial Arbitration, 10 International Arbitration Law Review 124 (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)

Legal Traditions and International Commercial Arbitration, 17 American Review of International Arbitration 1 (2007)

Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration, 18 Arbitration International 1-18 (2002)

Appropriate Conflict Management Wisconsin Law Review 385-415 (2001)

Arbitrating Investment Disputes under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA, 18 Journal of International Arbitration 385-415 (2001)

The Efficient Resolution of Business Disputes, 30 Canadian Journal of Business Law 321-375 (1998)

Privatizing Dispute Resolution under the Free Trade Agreement, 40 Maine Law Review 349-366 (1988)

 
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