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Investment Dispute Resolution Under The Transpacific Partnership Agreement: Prelude To A Slippery Slope?, Leon E. Trakman Professor Feb 2013

Investment Dispute Resolution Under The Transpacific Partnership Agreement: Prelude To A Slippery Slope?, Leon E. Trakman Professor

Leon E Trakman Dean

Intense debate is currently brewing over the multistate negotiation of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement [TPPA], led by the United States. The TPPA will be the largest trade and investment agreement after the European Union, with trillions of investment dollars at stake. However, there is little understanding of the complex issues involved in regulating inbound and outbound investment. The negotiating of the TPPA is shrouded in both mystery and dissension among negotiating countries. NGOs, investor and legal interest groups heatedly debate how the TPPA ought to regulate international investment. However this dissension is resolved, it will have enormous economic, political and ...


The Icsid Under Siege, Leon E. Trakman Professor Feb 2012

The Icsid Under Siege, Leon E. Trakman Professor

Leon E Trakman Dean

Intense debate rages over the transparency and efficiency of investor-state arbitration. In contention is whether national courts should displace investment arbitration administered by the International Center for Investment Arbitration (ICSID). How this debate is resolved will significantly impact on the United States, its public interests and its investors. This manuscript scrutinizes this debate and recommends how to resolve it.


The Boundaries Of Contact Law In Cyberspace, Leon E. Trakman Feb 2008

The Boundaries Of Contact Law In Cyberspace, Leon E. Trakman

Leon E Trakman Dean

Cyberspace has introduced novel ways in which to conclude, perform and terminate agreements. It has also raised doubts about whether traditional principles of contract law can adequately regulate new categories of contracts like click-wrap and browse-wrap agreements that were unheard of a few decades ago. This article explores these exciting new developments. Starting with an examination of late Nineteenth and early Twentieth adhesion contracts and the law of unconscionability, it evaluates innovations in contracting that have evolved since then. Uncovering the complexities associated with “wrap” contracts and End User Licensing Agreements [EULAs], it scrutinizes how legislatures and courts have responded ...