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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Financial Trading Apps and Cryptocurrencies fill gap caused by gambling advertisement bans in professional sport
24 November 2021

New research from Leon Xiao, Teaching Associate at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, has linked the increase in the advertising of quasi-gambling products and other high volatility investment products with gambling advertisement bans.

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas is keynote speaker at Conference on Sustainable Development and Commerce in ASEAN Cities, Singapore
11 November 2021

His Keynote Speech will be on "Using International Trade Law to Promote Sustainable Development".

Uma Suthersanen in black and white Professor Uma Suthersanen receives European Communities Trade Mark Association Award 2021
1 November 2021

The award was given for a paper on 'An Autonomous EU Functionality Doctrine for Shape Exclusions'.

Books arranged on a table in a library Queen Mary academics collaborate for review into energy and climate change
29 October 2021

The Energy and Climate Change Law Institute, a leading postgraduate law school within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, has published its Law Review exploring the legal and technical issues involved in securing effective progress towards net zero.

Emma Howard Boyd speaking at the The role of women in managing climate change event Female leadership is vital to managing climate change, according to Emma Howard Boyd
27 October 2021

The Chair of the Environment Agency spoke at Queen Mary’s Energy & Climate Change Law Institute Annual Clifford Chance Lecture on 21 October, delivering a talk on the role of women in managing climate change.

Insurable Interest and the Law cover Queen Mary academic wins award for book on Insurable Interest
15 October 2021

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer won the BILA Book Prize 2021 for her book ‘Insurable Interest and the Law’ published by Routledge.

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to teach at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy
14 October 2021

He will team on Climate Change Law and Policy.

An iceberg in the ocean Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his most recent research on International Cooperation for Climate Change Mitigation
13 October 2021

The article proposes how international trade mechanisms may be re-oriented to address climate change and addresses emerging academic research into climate clubs in international climate change mitigation institutions/regimes.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Lastra to be part of panel event on the role of Central Banks in dealing with environmental and social challenges
5 October 2021

The round table events is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New report urges reforms to give families better access to the digital assets of deceased loved ones
21 September 2021

Families need better support from social media companies and the government when it comes to accessing the digital assets of ill or deceased loved ones, according to the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London and STEP.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas gives written evidence to the House of Commons COP26 and international trade
17 September 2021

He gave the evidence to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee.

The EU flag with a padlock in the middle of the circle of stars Queen Mary Leads on EU Data Protection Training
8 September 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London trained a Professional Services Firm on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2017.

Guan H Tang profile image Dr Guan H. Tang discusses AI, and Social Media, Copyright and Censorship at academic conferences
7 September 2021

The conferences were hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis Professor Stavros Brekoulakis to teach at The Hague Academy Summer School
1 September 2021

He will be teaching on their prestigious Summer Course on Private International Law.

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on how trade agreements can help decarbonize the economy
10 August 2021

The research explores the potential of the trading system in contributing to decarbonization, focusing on the EU and international level.

EU flag Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to speak at an international conference on EU energy security
30 July 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been invited to speak on "The Law of the Security of Energy Supply in the EU" at the Center for European Studies at the University of Lyon 3, Lyon, France, 4-5 November 2021. View the full programme for the event [PDF 547KB].

A row of Covid-19 vaccine vials with syringes Professor Duncan Matthews comments on a Covid-19 IP waiver and pandemic preparedness
27 July 2021

Professor Matthews was interviewed by Pharma Technology Focus and Aljazeera.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Professor Julia Hörnle discusses internet regulation
23 July 2021

Professor Hörnle took part in a BCS Webinar on Long-arm Legislation and took part in a TRT Roundtable Session on the Online Safety Bill.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

Queen Mary LLB student with raised hand in lecture Queen Mary named top 10 for law by the Complete University Guide 2022
29 June 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 10th in the UK for Law by the Complete University Guide 2022, up 17 places from 2021.

A smart phone lock screen with code access Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
3 June 2021

Professor Ian Walden was featured in The Guardian

A person holding a sign saying 'save our planet' in a dump full of rubbish The trade system is key to tackling climate change, not environmental agreements, according to new book
2 June 2021

A new book authored by Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas provides a radical new insight into how climate change can be tackled by using the trade system.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on sustainability
1 June 2021

His research was published in Emory International Law Review and Compliance and Environmental Law.

Cover the 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law The 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law has just been published
20 May 2021

This expanded and fully updated new edition covers in detail the legal and regulatory implications of what many people simply call ‘the cloud’.

Queens' Building against a blue sky Schools of History and Law receive gender equality awards
13 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London's School of History and School of Law have both been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award by Advance HE.

Tree in a desert in Morocco Arbitration still seen as the best process for resolving international disputes, even in times of pandemic
6 May 2021

The School of International Arbitration (Queen Mary University of London) is delighted to launch the results of its twelfth major empirical International Arbitration Survey. This is the fifth one in partnership with international law firm White and Case LLP.