Call for papers: International Investment Arbitration – Environmental Protection & Climate Change Issues

The journal Transnational Dispute Management has just released a call for papers for a special Issue on the theme of "International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues". Details available here.

Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and theory of the law of international organisations. Many thanks to Peter for an interesting and … Continue reading Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal services, the jurisdictions welcoming change & the legal Luddites resisting it. We also discussed the … Continue reading Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

The new book "The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law" has been published this month, edited by Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas. My chapter, based on a presentation at a 2018 conference at Queen Mary University of London, is a comparative study of environmental project standards in the Belt and Road Initiative, … Continue reading Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

Podcast: Refugee law, asylum justice & closed borders

It was great to speak with my colleague Liu Yue for the latest episode of Legal Frontiers. Yue shares his experience working with refugees and asylum seekers at Asylum Access Thailand, and we also discussed recent developments in refugee law in the US & the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Legal Frontiers · Refugee … Continue reading Podcast: Refugee law, asylum justice & closed borders

Article: EU climate law sans frontières: The extension of the 2030 Framework to the Energy Community contracting parties

My Open Access article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law discusses the extension of the EU's 2030 climate and energy framework to the Energy Community contracting parties, national implementation and dispute settlement issues. Full text online here.

Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

Last month saw the publication of a new book edited by Professor Peer Zumbansen: The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup's Bold Proposal. The book collects the papers originally given at a 2016 conference at King’s College London than marked sixty years since Philip Jessup delivered his landmark lectures on ‘transnational law’. The conference … Continue reading Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

New podcast: Legal Frontiers

This week we launched a new podcast: Legal Frontiers, from Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), providing research-based analysis of developments in transnational law and legal practice. Interviews, presentations and panel discussions will examine the intersection of law and transnational challenges such as climate change, new technologies, public health and economic relations, as well … Continue reading New podcast: Legal Frontiers