Professor Leon Trakman

Professor Trakman is the Immediate Past Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. For further information please see Professor Trakman's Faculty profile.

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Book Chapters

Trakman L, 2018, 'An Empirical Case for Extending Standing Panels in Investor-State Arbitration’', in Chaisse J;Nottage L (ed.), International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia, BRILL

Trakman L, 2018, 'Standing Panels in Investor State Arbitration: A step forward', in Chaisse J (ed.), China's Three-Prong Investment Strategy: Bilateral, Regional and Global tracks, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom

Trakman L, 2018, 'The Reform of Commercial Arbitration in Australia: Recent and Prospective Developments', in Rayes A;Gu W (ed.), The Developing World of Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific, Hart Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 251 - 278, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/the-developing-world-of-arbitration-9781509910199/

Trakman L, 2018, 'Investment law, arbitration and China', in Chisse J;Ishikawa T;Jusoh S (ed.), Investment Law and Arbitration in the Asia Pacific: Current practice, emerging issues, future prospects, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Trakman L, 2018, 'Australia and International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Study of Arbitration Reform in the Asia Pacific', in Rayes A;Weixia G (ed.), The Developing World of Arbitration, Hart Publishers

Trakman L;Walters R;Zellers B, 2017, 'The proposed European and Australian Free Trade Agreement: And the importance for small and medium-sized enterprises', in Bungenberg M;Krajewski M;Tams C;Terhechte J;Ziegler A (ed.), European Yearbook of International Economic Law, Springer, pp. 491 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58832-2_17

Trakman L, 2017, 'China’s Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment', in Chaisse J;Ishikawa T;Jusoh S (ed.), Asia's Changing International Investment Regime, Springer Verlag, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5882-0

Trakman L;Rayes A;Gu W, 2017, 'Australia’s Contribution to International Commercial Arbitration', in Arbitration Reform In Asia

Trakman L;Sharma K, 2016, 'Jumping back and forth between domestic courts and ISDS: Mixed signals from the Asia Pacific Region', in Hindelang, S ;Krajewski, M (ed.), Shifting paradigms in international investment law, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 316 - 338

Trakman L;Musayelyan D, 2016, 'Caveat Investors: Where do things stand now?', in Lim C (ed.), Alternative Visions of the International Law on Foreign Investment Essays in Honour of Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

Trakman L, 2016, 'Investment Law, Arbitration and China', in Chaisse J;Ishikawa T;Jusoh S (ed.), Investment Law and Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Current Practice, Emerging Issues, Future Prospects

Trakman LE, 2015, 'China and foreign direct investment: Looking ahead', in China and International Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 131 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004306738_007

Trakman LE, 2015, 'Contracts: Legal Perspectives', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, pp. 809 - 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.86014-6

Trakman L, 2015, 'China and Foreign Direct Investment: Looking Ahead', in Liu Q;Shan W (ed.), China and International Commercial Dispute Resolution, BRILL

Trakman L, 2015, 'Contracts Legal', in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Volume 3, Elsevier

Trakman LE, 2015, 'Investment disputes and Australia’s national interest: A precarious balance', in Australia's Trade, Investment and Security in the Asian Century, pp. 115 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814632874_0008

Trakman LE, 2015, 'Geopolitics, China, and investor-state arbitration', in China in the International Economic Order: New Directions and Changing Paradigms, pp. 268 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/CBO9781107449480.017

Trakman LE, 2014, 'Instituting investment claims under the trans-pacific partnership agreement', in China and International Investment Law: Twenty Years of ICSID Membership, pp. 372 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004279636_014

Trakman L, 2014, 'Instituting Investment Claims under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement', in Shan W;Su J (ed.), China and International Investment Law: Twenty Years of ICSID Membership

Trakman L, 2014, 'Resolving Investor-State Disputes: Australia's Dilemma and Choices', in International Commercial Law and Arbitration : Perspectives The Proceedings of a Conference Organised by the Federal Court of Australia, the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation L

Trakman L, 2014, 'Resolving Investor-State Disputes: Australia's Dilemma and Choices', in Perram N (ed.), International Commercial Law and Arbitration : Perspectives The Proceedings of a Conference Organised by the Federal Court of Australia, the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation L

Trakman L, 2014, 'Instituting Investment Claims under the Transpacific Partnership Agreement', in Shan W;Su J (ed.), China and International Investment Law

Trakman LE, 2013, 'Investor-state dispute settlement under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement', in Trade Liberalisation and International Co-operation: A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, pp. 179 - 206

Trakman L, 2013, 'The Case for Investment Liberalisation', in Regionalism in International Investment Law, Oxford University Press

Trakman LE, 2011, 'Pierre Elliot Trudeau: A Canadian scandal?', in Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle, pp. 63 - 80

Trakman L, 2004, 'Contracts, Legal Perspectives', in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edn. Original, Elsevier, pp. 2715 - 2719

Trakman L, 2004, 'Dispute Resolution Under NAFTA Chapter 19: A Comparative Reflection', in Doing Business in Mexico (Release 47), edn. Release 47, Transnational Legal Publishers, New York, pp. 1 - 30

Trakman L;Gatien S, 2003, 'Rethinking International Environmental Rights and Responsibilities: The Mexican Experience', in Trakman L;Ranieri N;Lopez L (ed.), Doing Business in Mexico (Release 46), edn. Release 46, Transnational Publishers, Ardsley, New York, pp. 191 - 270

Trakman L, 2002, 'Arbitrating Under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA: A Mexican Investor v the U.S.', in Trakman L;Rainieri N;Lopez M (ed.), Doing Business in Mexico (Release 45), edn. Release 45, Transnational Publishers, Ardsley, NY, pp. 1 - 39

Books

Trakman L, 2009, Foreword, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511575983.001

Trakman L, 2009, Foreword, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511575983.001

Conference Papers

Trakman L, 2014, 'Resolving Investor-State Disputes: Australia's Dilemma and Choices', in International Commercial Law and Arbitration: Perspectives, International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, pp. 37 - 64, presented at International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 22 - 23 August 2013

Trakman L, 2004, 'Developing more effective arbitration environments for trade and financial services: lessons from world centres', in Talk at Singapore Management University - Singapore, Talk at Singapore Management University - Singapore, Singapore, presented at Talk at Singapore Management University - Singapore, Singapore, 16 September 2004

Trakman L, 2004, 'International Commercial Arbitration - confidentiality in arbitration', in Guest lecture International Commercial Arbitration - LLM Course with Gadens Lawyers, Guest lecture International Commercial Arbitration - LLM Course with Gadens Lawyers, State Library - Sydney, presented at Guest lecture International Commercial Arbitration - LLM Course with Gadens Lawyers, State Library - Sydney, 24 May 2004

Trakman L, 2004, 'Investment Provisions and Dispute Settlement', in A Practical guide to obtaining a competitive advantage using the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, A Practical guide to obtaining a competitive advantage using the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Sydney, presented at A Practical guide to obtaining a competitive advantage using the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Sydney, 27 April 2004

Trakman L, 2004, 'Welcome adress', in Fisher R (ed.), 6th International Conference on Tax Administration: Challenges of Globalising Tax Systems, 6th International Conference on Tax Administration: Challenges of Globalising Tax Systems, Sydney, presented at 6th International Conference on Tax Administration: Challenges of Globalising Tax Systems, Sydney, 15 - 16 April 2004

Journal articles

Zellers B;Trakman L;Walters R;Rosadi SD, 2019, 'The Right to be Forgotten—the EU and Asia Pacific Experience (Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore)', European Human Rights Law Review, vol. 2019, pp. 23 - 37

Trakman L, 2019, 'Regional Economic Integration and Dispute Settlement in East Asia: The Evolving Legal Framework (by Anna G. Tevini)', Asian Dispute Review, vol. 2019

Trakman L, 2018, 'ENHANCING STANDING PANELS IN INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION: THE WAY FORWARD?', Georgetown Journal of International Law, vol. 48, pp. 1145 - 1200, https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.journals/geojintl48&i=1154

Trakman L, 2018, 'Aligning State Sovereignty with Transnational Public Policy', Tulane Law Review, vol. 93

Walters R;Trakman L;Zeller B, 2018, 'Personal Data Law and Competition Law: Where Is It Heading?', ECLR: European Competition Law Review, vol. 29, pp. 505 - 514

Trakman L, 2018, 'Domestic Courts Declining to Recognise and Enforce Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Perspective', Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 6

Trakman L;Montgomery H, 2017, 'The 'Judicialization' of International Commercial Arbitration: Pitfall or Virtue?', Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 30, pp. 405 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0922156517000024

Trakman L, 2017, 'Public Responsibilities Beyond Consent: Rethinking Contract Theory', Hofstra Law Review

Trakman L;Hewson C;Burdach J;Morris KV, 2016, 'RNA Directed Modulation of Phenotypic Plasticity in Human Cells', PloS one, vol. 11, pp. e0152424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152424

Nottage L;Trakman L, 2016, 'How Would a New Labor Government in Australia (Re)Negotiate Trade and Investment Agreements?', Centre for International Governance Innovation, https://www.cigionline.org/publications/how-would-new-labor-government-australia-renegotiate-trade-and-investment-agreements

Trakman L;Armstrong S;Kurtz J;Nottage L, 2015, 'The Fundamental Importance of Foreign Direct Investment to Australia in the Twenty First Century: Reforming Treaty and Dispute Resolution Practice', The ACICA Review

Trakman L, 2015, 'Locating Australia on the Pacific Rim: Trade, Investment and the Asian Century', Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 20, http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=2178

Trakman LE;Musayelyan D, 2015, 'The Repudiation of Investor–State Arbitration and Subsequent Treaty Practice: The Resurgence of Qualified Investor–State Arbitration', ICSID Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icsidreview/siv037

Trakman L, 2015, 'Domicile of choice in English law: an Achilles heel?', Journal of Private International Law, vol. 11, pp. 317 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441048.2015.1067993

Trakman L, 2015, 'Public Responsibilities for Electoral Fraud Beyond Correlative Rights and Duties', Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, vol. 31, pp. 17 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ujiel.de

Trakman LE, 2014, 'Investor-State Arbitration: Evaluating Australia’s Evolving Position', The Journal of World Investment & Trade, vol. 15, pp. 152 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22129000-01502005

Trakman LE;Sharma K, 2014, 'The binding force of agreements to negotiate in good faith', Cambridge Law Journal, vol. 73, pp. 598 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S000819731400083X

Trakman LE, 2014, 'The status of investor-state arbitration: Resolving investment disputes under the transpacific partnership agreement', Journal of World Trade, vol. 48, pp. 1 - 29

Trakman LE, 2014, 'China and Foreign Direct Investment: Does Distance Lend Enchantment to the View?', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxt015

Trakman L;Sharma K, 2014, 'BITs and Pieces: Regional Developments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement', APEC Currents

Trakman LE;Ranieri NW, 2014, 'Foreign Direct Investment: A Historical Perspective', Regionalism in International Investment Law, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389005.003.0002

Trakman L, 2013, 'Investment dispute resolution under the proposed transpacific partnership agreement: Prelude to a slippery slope?', Journal of International Commercial Law, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 38, http://www.georgemasonjicl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/5_Geo_Mason_J_Intl_Com_Law_001_2013.pdf#page=5

Trakman LE, 2012, 'Investor state arbitration or local courts: Will Australia set a new trend?', Journal of World Trade, vol. 46, pp. 83 - 120

Trakman LE, 2012, 'The ICSID under siege', Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 45, pp. 603 - 665

Trakman L, 2012, 'The ICSID in Perspective', Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 61, http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=1917

Trakman L, 2012, 'Resolving Investor-State Disputes under a Transpacific Partnership Agreement - What Lies Ahead?', Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 62, http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=45

Trakman L, 2012, 'Legal Traditions' and International Commercial Arbitration', Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 35

Trakman L, 2012, 'Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia', INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW QUARTERLY, vol. 61, pp. 1022 - 1024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020589312000401

Trakman L, 2012, 'A Tribute to Thomas Walde: A Man Larger than Life', Transnational Dispute Management

Trakman LE, 2011, 'The Twenty-First-Century Law Merchant', American Business Law Journal, vol. 48, pp. 775 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-1714.2011.01125.x

Trakman L, 2010, 'Pluralism in contract law', Buffalo Law Review, vol. 58, pp. 1031 - 1093

Trakman L, 2010, 'Foreign Direct Investment: Hazard or Opportunity', George Washington International Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 65, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1663088

Trakman L, 2009, 'The Boundaries of Contract Law in Cyberspace', Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales, vol. 2, pp. 159 - 198

Trakman LE, 2008, 'The proliferation of free trade agreements: Bane or beauty?', Journal of World Trade, vol. 42, pp. 367 - 388

Trakman L, 2008, 'An outsider's view of governance models', Academe, vol. 94, pp. 41 - 43

Trakman L, 2008, 'Modelling university governance', Higher Education Quarterly, vol. 62, pp. 63 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2273.2008.00384.x

Trakman L, 2008, 'Arbitrating Options: Turning a Morass into a Panacea', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 14, pp. 187 - 236

Trakman L, 2008, 'The Boundaries of Contract Law in Cyberspace', Public Contract Law Journal, vol. 38, pp. 187 - 236

Trakman L, 2008, 'Ex Aequo et Bono: Demystifying an Ancient Concept', Chicago Journal of International Law, vol. 8, pp. 621 - 642

Trakman L, 2007, '`Legal Traditions` and International Commercial Arbitration', The American Review of International Arbitration, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 43

Trakman L, 2007, 'The Impartiality and Independence of Arbitrators Reconsidered', International Arbitration Law Review, vol. 10, pp. 124 - 136

Trakman L, 2007, 'Building the Dream: Getting New Structures for Old Faculties', The University of Toledo Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 633 - 649

Trakman L;Trainor J, 2005, 'The Rights and Responsibiities of Auditors to Third Parties: A Call for a Principled Approach', Queen`s Law Journal, vol. 1, pp. 148 - 205

Trakman L, 2003, 'From the medieval law merchant to E-merchant law', University of Toronto Law Journal, vol. 53, pp. 265 - 304

Trakman LE, 2002, 'Confidentiality in international commercial arbitration', Arbitration International, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1014277907158

Trakman L, 2001, 'Appropriate Conflict Management', Wisconsin Law Review, pp. 385 - 415

Trakman LE;Gatien S, 1995, 'Abortion rights: taking responsibilities more seriously than Dworkin.', SMU law review : a publication of Southern Methodist University School of Law, vol. 48, pp. 585 - 608

Trakman LE, 1983, 'FRUSTRATED CONTRACTS AND LEGAL FICTIONS', The Modern Law Review, vol. 46, pp. 39 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2230.1983.tb02506.x

TRAKMAN L, 1979, 'EXCLUSION CLAUSES IN CONTRACTS - YATES,D', CANADIAN BAR REVIEW-REVUE DU BARREAU CANADIEN, vol. 57, pp. 387 - 388, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1979HE99200008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

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Trakman L, 2018, ENHANCING STANDING PANELS IN INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION: THE WAY FORWARD?, Georgetown Journal of International Law, Published: 01 January 2018, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

  • International Trade Law
  • Commercial and Contract Law
  • International Agreements on Trade