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White boundary line on a grassy football field New Executive Education Course in International Sports Arbitration
13 September 2022

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are proud to launch a new executive education course in International Sports Arbitration

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and blue tie, standing in front of the ocean The Centre for Commerical Law Studies appoints new Director from September 2022, Professor Ioannis Kokkoris
8 September 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris succeeds Professor Ian Walden, who has been at the helm of The Centre for Commercial Law Studies for the last four years, steering the centre through the difficulty of a pandemic adapting to a new online teaching mode to our widespread international cohort and being a key part of celebrating our forty-year anniversary.

A screen of code Professor Noam Shemtov to speak at an events on Artificial Intelligence in September
2 September 2022

Professor Shemtov is due to speak as an expert in patent law and AI at two events.

A flame burning on a gas hob Don't Pay UK organisers warn people they need to 'understand the risks' of boycotting energy bills
25 August 2022

Dr Garry Gabison was featured in LADBible discussing the calls for a boycott of energy bills.

Lord Browne Lord Browne Essay Prize 2021/22
24 August 2022

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Lord Browne Energy and Climate Change Law Essay Prize for 2021/22.

Ukrainian flag Ukraine faces key test on debt freeze plan in bid to avoid messy default
11 August 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Daily Mail discussing Ukraine's debt.

Queen Mary University of London and Mishcon de Reya logos First beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with Queen Mary University of London, announced
10 August 2022

Mishcon de Reya has announced the first beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Aerial view of St Petersberg Russian debt default: experts explain what it means for Russia and for global financial markets
4 July 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal writes for the Conversation Russia’s recent default on its foreign debt.

Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock group photo Queen Mary team won the Games Industry Law Summit international mooting competition
4 July 2022

On 6 May 2022, the Queen Mary team composed of LLM students Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock, attained the first place in the Legal Challenge V.

(left to right) Professor Duncan Matthews. (QMIPRI), Nika Videtic (LLM student 2021-22), Tom Carver (Partner at White & Black) Oxford based law firm White & Black award prize for best Queen Mary LLM essay in European and US Law of Patents
1 July 2022

Oxford based law firm White & Black has announced that it will be sponsoring an annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.

The Red Square in Moscow with tourists walking around Russia slides towards default as payment deadline expires
27 June 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the media discusses Russia getting closer to default.

Cryptocurrency logos Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022

Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.

A screen of code Queen Mary academics and graduate discuss intellectual property law in the Financial Times
16 June 2022

Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor Noam Shemtov and graduate Olga Gurgula discuss critical issues in the world of IP law in the FT’s 'special reports' on IP series, including Ukraine medicine IP waivers.

Charles Randell in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022

The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Rohingya refugee woman cradling her baby 87% of Queen Mary School of Law research outputs rated 3* and 4*
12 May 2022

According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the School of Law’s research was rated 3* (internationally renowned) or 4* (world leading).

A group photo of Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Students outside Cumberland Lodge. The group is framed by foliage growing around the building. CCLS to hold their first ever Giving Day from 8-9 June - Save the date
8 May 2022

Join us in supporting our first ever Giving Day and give the future leaders in law the opportunity to thrive. Be among our early supporters to help increase our challenge funding gifts to ensure our Giving Day is a huge success.

Two leafy green trees next to each other, with sunlight coming through the branches Queen Mary launches student essay competition on ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’
3 May 2022

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce our essay competition ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars and supported by Clifford Chance LLP.

Student in a headscarf standing at a podium during the 2022 George Hinde Moot Queen Mary climbs in international subject rankings for law
21 April 2022

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022

On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.

Some pound sterling coins stacked in columns Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?
4 April 2022

Áine Clancy, PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the changes in law to prevent the spread of dirty money.

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New laws to curb power of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook
28 March 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was featured in the Times discussing what this means for Big Tech.

Three light bulbs on yellow, orange and green backgrounds qLegal voted top for innovation at Queen Mary Festival of Education
22 March 2022

qLegal staff and students were delighted to participate in the Queen Mary Festival of Education 2022, to showcase their innovative approach to clinical legal education and celebrate students’ success. 

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and pink tie Professor Ioannis Kokkoris edits Research Handbooks
21 March 2022

Professor Kokkoris is General Editor of a Research Handbook on Competition Enforcement that will be published later this year by Edward Elgar.

A bunch of tech and social media icons in a spiral on a black background Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models
18 March 2022

Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary University of London, has penned an article for The Conversation looking at the online safety bill.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Double-Appointment: Professor Maxi Scherer appointed to International Bar Association (IBA) and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
11 March 2022

Professor Maxi Scherer has been appointed as co-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Investment Arbitration Subcommittee. With 3000 members worldwide, the IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes.

Skyscrapers in the Singapore financial district Professor Rosa Lastra invited to be a Member of a UNIDROIT Working Group
10 March 2022

The Working Group is part of an International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) project on Bank Insolvency.

An Amazon Echo device Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions
22 February 2022

Iain Nash, PhD candidate, writes on cybersecurity for The Conversation.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Paris Postgraduate Debate Team
22 February 2022

As one of the extra-curricular activities proposed by Queen Mary in Paris, postgraduate students have the opportunity to represent Queen Mary University of London in debates against military officers studying at the École de Guerre (EDG).

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