The Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) law journal is preparing a Special Issue on the "The Changing Paradigm of State-controlled Entities Regulation: Laws, Contracts and Disputes".
Co-editors (Christophe Bondy, Prof. Julien Chaisse, Dr. Helena Chen, Dr. Jędrzej Górski, Dini Sejko, and Romesh Weeramantry) invite you to contribute to the special edition on with unpublished articles, conference papers, research papers and case studies.
In recent years, the operations of state-controlled enterprises (SCEs) have increasingly been interwoven with the problem of foreign direct investment (FDI). On the one hand, SCEs headquartered in post-communist, and operating under state-capitalism paradigm, have increasingly gone global investing in a wide range of economic sectors (investment by SCEs). On the other hand, in domestic operations, SCEs have been increasingly co-operating with foreign investors (including both foreign private enterprises and SCEs) as minority stakeholder, or partners in various forms of public-private-partnership (PPP) (investment in SCEs).
SCEs broadly raise issues in regulatory fields as diverse as company law, trade law, investment law, competition law and international taxation. This leads to many normative (whether legislative or contractual) conflicts and complex transnational disputes which will be the focus on this TDM Special Issue.
The Call for Papers identifies two broad categories of topics which raise important issues for discussion: With regard to investment BY the SOEs/SCEs and with regard to investment IN the SOEs/SCEs.
Further information is available here.
The AfIELN is delighted to share its inaugural newsletter.
AfIELN is a regional network under the auspices of SIEL. It is an organization aimed at academics, industry practitioners, policy experts and officials with interest in the field of International Economic Law (IEL) in Africa.
The Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law is seeking papers for a forthcoming special issue on ‘Trade Wars’, planned for publication in late 2019. This special issue seeks to take stock of the current trade wars, provide an explanation of their causes and conditions of possibility, and offer reflections on the best responses to them, both in the short term and looking further ahead. Starting from the premise that the structure of the international economic order may be at a point of inflection, it both aims to set this moment in context, and to offer ideas for what international economic law could and should look like looking ahead.
The International Economic Law Interest Group of the Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law will meet for their annual workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 Feb 2019. The call for paper is available here.
The University of Maine seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative Dean to lead its Undergraduate School of Business, a major component of the Maine Business School, based at UMaine’s flagship campus in Orono, Maine. This Dean will have the opportunity to enhance existing areas of excellence in undergraduate education and research, foster new collaborations within and outside of the Maine Business School, and continue to grow enrollment, sources of support for the School, and experiential learning opportunities for students.
The Maine Business School is ranked by US News and World Report among the nation’s best and has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974 (an accreditation held by less than 6% of business schools worldwide). Current enrollment of 1199 undergraduates, 96 MBA students and 28 certificate students represent an all-time high total, and student credit hours taught are also at peak level. In recent years, about 50% of undergraduate majors have been from out-of-state. MBS is also proud of improvements in its 4-year graduation rate, to a current level of 57%.
The undergraduate programs of MBS include a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with majors in: accounting, finance, management, and marketing, as well as concentrations in international business, management information systems and entrepreneurship. MBS also offers minors in business administration, accounting, management and marketing for non-majors.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a business field, from an institution with AACSB or equivalent accreditation. She or he will have a record of scholarship, teaching, and service that meets the criteria for appointment to the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure, at the University of Maine. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of progressively significant leadership and administrative responsibilities in academic or executive positions in the public or private sector. She or he will also possess administrative or teaching experience in or related to undergraduate business studies.
Full information about this opportunity can be viewed by going to http://apptrkr.com/1292610 and clicking on the “Current Searches” tab at the top of that home page and locating this opportunity.
Application & Nomination Process
Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to UMaineDeanBusiness@academic-search.com. The search is being led by Academic Search, Inc. For confidential discussions about this opportunity, please contact Bill Howard, Senior Consultant, at email@example.com or Deborah Singer Howard, Of Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the appropriate candidate has been appointed. Only applications submitted by October 19, 2018 can be assured full consideration. In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are invited to campus.
Candidates for the position should submit three separate documents: a cover letter that specifically addresses the leadership agenda and required and desired characteristics listed above; a current CV with email address and cellular telephone number; and a reference list with the names, home and business telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.
STANFORD LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a teaching fellow for the LLM Program in International Economic Law, Business & Policy. The appointment is for a two-year position with the possibility of a third year by mutual agreement.
The African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) invites the submission of abstracts for the 4th Biennial Conference taking place at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya from 18 to 20 July 2019.
The call for papers is available here.
The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 17-18, 2019 at Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. The theme of the Research Forum is “International Law and Emerging Powers: New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific.”
Paper proposals must be submitted to email@example.com by December 10, 2018. Selected papers will be published in the Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs. The call for paper is available at the Research Forum website: http://csil.org.tw/2019-Research-Forum/
The Macau Journal of Brazilian Studies invites submissions for a special issue on Chinese Economic Approaches to Brazil and Latin America to be published in 2019. The issue will be edited by guest editors Professors Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo) and Fabio Morosini (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre).
Further information is available here.
On 4-5 October 2018, the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva is hosting a conference entitled 'Evolutionary interpretation in different international legal systems', featuring many distinguished guests.
Evolutionary interpretation is an intriguing and fundamental concept in international law. It allows for the interpretation of treaty provisions by taking into account, emerging factual and legal situations, changes in international law, new social considerations, technological improvements or environmental concerns that did not exist at the time of the conclusion of the treaty. Whether this evolutionary reading of terms occurs by virtue of the generic nature of the terms in the treaty, the contemporary meaning of such terms, the object and purpose of the treaty or the immediate or remote context of the treaty, evolutionary interpretation allows the terms of a treaty to adapt to the passage of time.
This conference aims to facilitate thematic discussions on the topic of evolutionary interpretation. These discussions will allow for a broader understanding of the approaches to evolutionary interpretation in various areas of international law, as well as a comparison of these approaches. In what ways do the various approaches to the evolutionary interpretation differ, and what are the limitations of evolutionary interpretation as applied in each area of international law?
The programme for this conference can be found here: https://www.unige.ch/droit/evolutionary-interpretation/programme/.
Further information can be found on the conference’s website: https://www.unige.ch/droit/evolutionary-interpretation/. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register for the conference or to ask any questions, please send an email before September 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org