The group investigates broader objects that can qualify as investments as well as qualification of investors within the corporate structures in MNE and NCE. Outlining the scope of substantive standards as FET and FPS are also at the center of attention. The role of a national legal framework in investment regulation, including investment facilitation is another raising imperative in international investment law. The role of BITs and MITs in investment protection, as well as customary international law, is one of the main topics of review. The diagnosis of the ISDS system and improving investment dispute resolution is another essential topic of attention of the research group.
The research is dedicated to researching Legal Cultures and Business Environments in Central Asia under research project led by Lund University funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to produce new knowledge and policy insights on the interlinkages between legal cultures, governance and business environment in Central Asia. The project is implemented by 12 institutions in 11 countries in Europe and Central Asia: Lund University (project coordinator), University of Zurich, Charles University, Marmara University, Riga Graduate School of Law, University of Latvia, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Academy of General Prosecutors Office of Uzbekistan, SIAR Research and Consulting, Tebigy Kuwwat and Khujand Polytechnic Institute of the Tajik Technical University
The group investigates the complex interplay between international corporate structures under financial ties between affiliated institutions. The area of inquiry is underpinned by rising tenets of good governance, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
The research group orients at the analysis of inclusivity in the employment and protection of rights of employees at the workplaces. The work of person in the digital environment is another area of attention of the research group from both perspectives of workers as well clients experience.
The research group is analyzing the legal regulation of e-contacting, e-payments and e-signatures and means of identification. Within the internet law the focus of research group comprises online privacy, cross border defamation, domain name trademark dispute resolution, the online copyright infringement and remedies. The research group also considers implications of artificial intelligence and legal status of computer-generated works from the point of intellectual property.
With global transformations of today the role of international law acquiring critical importance. The working group aims at the creation of case reviews and classroom aids that helps to study international law. The work of the group is reasoned by shortage of these materials in academic institutions at the national level and the need of popularization of these materials.