The Transnational Economic Law and Dispute Settlement (TELDS) group focuses on transnational economic law, including international trade and investment law, international taxation, aviation law, and transnational dispute settlement. Members research in areas that address issues of global and regional significance, such as the crisis of multilateralism, trade and investment issues related to the Belt and Road Initiative, investment arbitration and mediation, cross-border data regulation, double taxation issues, investment in the energy sector, aviation sector, and the transnational governance of state capitalism.
TELDS’ members have a strong track record of securing internal and external competitive grants from a variety of academic and non-academic granting bodies, publications in leading peer-reviewed international journals and well-received books. Members continuously engage in and impact public discourse through media appearances and the publication of policy-focused opinion pieces. TELDS’ members collaborate with academic and non-academic entities that include international, and regional agencies such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and think tanks such as the Heinrich Foundation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Cato Institute.