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A field of wheat The British Academy funds research at Queen Mary on patent governance for agricultural genome editing technologies
1 February 2023

The British Academy has awarded funding for a two-year research project examining the patent governance of agricultural genome editing in the UK, the EU and Ukraine. The research will be undertaken by Professor Duncan Matthews and Dr Hanna Ostapenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), who will investigate the implications of patent governance for global food security and sustainability.

A padlock circled by stars of the EU flag hovering above a map of Europe Professor Jonathan Griffiths co-authors paper on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
26 January 2023

This paper addresses a few selected aspects of the implementation of the new mandatory exceptions provided under Articles 3 to 7 of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (Directive (EU) 2019/790).

A windfarm in fields of green grass and rapeseed against a cloudy blue sky Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict to drive energy disputes, study finds
23 January 2023

The volatile price of raw materials and energy supply are predicted to be primary causes of disputes in the energy sector globally over the next five years.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales School of Law PhD Conference call for papers - Law, Society, and Inequality: An Approach Across Disciplines
23 January 2023

This in-person conference will take place on 22-23 June 2023 and will bring together PhD researchers to discuss Law, Society, and Inequality across disciplines.

Training participants with Professor Ioannis Kokkoris on the last day of the course QMGPI works with the Malaysian Government to provide Cyber Security training for senior officials
17 January 2023

Queen Mary University of London provided training for senior officials from the Malaysian Government on Cyber Security regulations and practice to enable them to work more efficiently.

A panel at the Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World Conference CCLS co-organises conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World
21 December 2022

On 1 and 2 December 2022, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Legal Directorate of the Bank of England hosted a conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?
19 December 2022

On 12 December 2022, Professor Hilary J. Allen’s will discussed her last research paper titled “DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?” forthcoming on William & Mary Law Review. Professor Rosa Lastra chaired the event and Professor Emilios Avgouleas was the discussant.

An older person's hand counting coins LDI Strategies: The Pensions Regulator on Trial
16 December 2022

The London Financial Regulation Seminar is an inter-collegiate and inter-disciplinary group of experts led by CCLS and our Institute of Banking and Finance under the leadership of Professor Rosa M. Lastra and Daniele D’Alvia.

Panel of speakers at the launch of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics Book launch for ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’
15 December 2022

On Tuesday 13 December 2022, guests were cordially invited to join Malik R. Dahlan, Rosa M. Lastra and Gustavo Rochette to celebrate the launch of their book ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’.

Coins stacked up in columns Preventing Debt Crises
15 December 2022

The financial response to the Covid-19 crisis has driven debt building at an unprecedented speed, which has increased the risk of debt distress and the odds of a new debt crisis cycle. Emerging markets and developing economies are most at risk.

Daniel Behn Daniel Behn: In Memoriam
8 December 2022

It was with deep sadness that we learned that our friend and colleague Dr Daniel F. Behn passed away earlier this year at the age of 47. 

Professor Rosa Lastra delivering the annual Witteveen Lecture to a group of students Professor Lastra delivers the Witteveen Lecture at Erasmus University
8 December 2022

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the annual Witteveen Lecture on 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

Ghana flag Analysis: Ghana overhaul a test for $1 billion World Bank-backed debt
6 December 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal spoke to Reuters and CNBC Africa about the Ghana overhaul. 

Professor Chris Reed presents, "Regulating Artificial Intelligence"
30 November 2022

On Friday 24 November, Professor Chris Reed returned from his sabbatical to present his findings from his research project titled, "Regulating Artificial Intelligence".

CCLS hosts John Higgs UK Energy: A Path to Net Zero Lecture
28 November 2022

On Friday 18 November, CCLS were pleased to welcome John Higgs to host his lecture, "UK Energy: A Path to Net Zero".

COP27 logo The School of Law at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt
17 November 2022

Experts from the School of Law at Queen Mary attended UN Climate Conference known as COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, along with world leaders, non-government organisations and activists. 

Cover of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics New book: Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics
9 November 2022

The book is edited by Professor Malik R. Dahlan, Professor Rosa María Lastra and Gustavo Rochette and published by Edward Elgar.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Rosa Lastra to deliver the Witteveen Lecture Keynote
9 November 2022

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra will hold her keynote in the annual Witteveen Lecture series entitled 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

Executive Education course in International Asset Tracing and Recovery returns for a second year by popular demand
8 November 2022

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has joined forces once again with Mishcon de Reya and Blackstone Chambers for a second year with their popular executive education course in International Asset Tracing and Recovery.

A cloud sat next to a pair of scales Cloud Legal Project launches new Coursera Specialization in ‘Cloud Computing Law’
7 November 2022

The Specialization consists of three Courses that cover the main legal and regulatory implications of using and providing cloud computing services.

Professor Miriam Goldby presenting at the recent Comite Maritime International Annual Conference Queen Mary expert contributes to Report with draft legislation on paperless trade
3 November 2022

The report and draft legislation are the result of the Electronic Trade Documents project carried out by The Law Commission of England and Wales for the UK Government.

Pipes arranged together Total in Key Role in Israel-Lebanon Deal
20 October 2022

Dr Tibisay Morgandi was interviewed for Energy Intelligence.

A graphic of a woman with a red web over her face The Bruce Willis Deepfake Is Everyone’s Problem
17 October 2022

Professor Johanna Gibson comments on the Bruce Willis Deepfake for Wired.

Dr Arnold-Dwyer charing a panel at the British Insurance Law Association Conference Dr Arnold-Dwyer chairs panel discussion on climate and environmental goals and insurance
17 October 2022

On 11 October, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer chaired a panel discussion on 'Translating climate and environmental aspirations into insurance reality' at the annual British Insurance Law Association Conference at Lloyd's.

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap IP is the name of the game: First global study into copyright infringement and enforcement strategies in the video game industry reveals key threats and recommendations
10 October 2022

The study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol, is critical in the face of an industry that is growing and evolving at a rapid pace.

Ian Walden speaking into a microphone at an event. CCLS Academics share their reflections on Ian Walden's time as Director of the Centre
6 October 2022

Professors Chris Reed, Rosa Lastra and Johanna Gibson share their recollections of working with Professor Ian Walden during his time as Director of CCLS. 

Lawyers and Sustainability Essay prize winner being announced announced Winner of ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’ essay prize announced at special CCLS roundtable
5 October 2022

On 26 September 2022, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer and Dr Katrien Morbee organized a roundtable on ‘Soft Law, Hard Law, Crime? How to push the climate change agenda’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars.

Eliza Platts-Mills and Emily Wapples qLegal staff joined clinical professionals from across the UK for a conference hosted by the University of Central Lancaster
26 September 2022

On 6 September 2022, Eliza Platts-Mills and Emily Wapples presented at a UK-wide gathering of Clinical Legal Education Organisation members hosted by the University of Central Lancaster in Preston. It was a great opportunity to hear what other clinics are doing and to meet people in person.

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

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