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A shipping container going across the ocean. Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for a C4DTI Award
1 March 2024

Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for the C4DTI Director’s Award for the Individual who has made the greatest contribution to the Digitalisation of International Trade.

Two espresso cups on a table. Ten years of Le Café des Arbitres
29 February 2024

Le Café des Arbitres, or LCDA, a series of Paris-based conferences hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration, marked its 10th anniversary with an event discussing the impact of technology and artificial intelligence and whether international arbitration as an industry will survive.

A robotic arm playing a piano. Queen Mary University of London Academic Invited to Provide Expert Opinion at UK Music AI Inquiry
27 February 2024

Noam Shemtov, Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law, has been invited to provide expert opinion at the UK Music AI Inquiry before the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music.

Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his honorary award from CIPA President, Matt Dixon. Professor Duncan Matthews receives Honorary Membership of CIPA
20 February 2024

Duncan Matthews has been made a lifetime Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in recognition of his contribution to the patent profession over the past two decades.

A slot machine showing three 7 symbols New Report reveals innovative approaches by financial institutions can make a crucial difference to individuals affected by gambling-related harms
19 February 2024

With a record number of people seeking help for problem gambling through the National Gambling Helpline last year, and the Gambling Commission’s new figures suggesting that as many as 1.3 million adults in Great Britain might experience gambling-related harms, new research from Queen Mary University of London reveals innovative and effective approaches by financial institutions to support affected individuals.

Professor Loukas Mistelis delivering the keynote speech at the London International Disputes Week Queen Mary nominated at the 14th annual Global Arbitration Review Awards
16 February 2024

Queen Mary represents three of the five nominees in the ‘best lecture or speech’ category at this year’s GAR Awards. We were also represented in the ‘campaign for greener arbitration award for sustainable behaviour’ category.

A wooden puzzle, with a missing piece being slotted in SEC Adopts Tougher Rules for SPACs
30 January 2024

Dr Daniele D’Alvia speaks to Thomson Reuters about Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopting new rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Flooded apartment complexes What should insurers do about extreme weather events? Expert interview
26 January 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer speaks to Institute for Innovation in Insurance and Reinsurance about climate change and the insurance industry.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Professor Maxi Scherer Appointed as Co-Chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee
24 January 2024

This appointment follows on from her previous role as Co-Chair of the Investment Arbitration Sub-Committee at the International Bar Association (IBA) in 2022-2023. 

Photos of Professor Duncan Matthews and Professor Noam Shemtov side by side New Directors appointed at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute
18 January 2024

Professor Noam Shemtov and Professor Duncan Matthews take over from Professor Uma Suthersanen, who concluded her successful term as QMIPRI Director in December 2023.

ChatGPT welcome screen on a laptop Professor Shemtov interviewed for CNN's Quest Means Business
5 January 2024

The interview concerned the recently filed New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI.

Amir Ghaffari scholarship winner Milad Gazerani in front of a Centre for Commercial Law Studies sign Milad Gazerani is awarded the Amir Ghaffari Scholarship 2023-24
4 January 2024

The prestigious Amir Ghaffari Scholarship is available to Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM students at Queen Mary University of London and offers the recipient a full tuition fee waiver.

Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his award from Professor Frances Bowen Professor Matthews receives Queen Mary HSS International Contribution Award
21 December 2023

Professor Duncan Matthews was recognised for his British Academy funded research project on the role of intellectual property (IP) licensing practices in the production and supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

A panel at the Future Legal Minds event Future Legal Minds: Bank of England in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London
20 December 2023

On 15 November 2023, Bank of England (Bank) in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Unidroit Institute of Transnational Commercial Law hosted an event at the Bank on “Future Legal Minds”.

Bank of England at night Professor Lastra acts as Specialist Adviser in a report on the operational independence of the Bank of England
29 November 2023

The report, 'Making an independent Bank of England work better', was commissioned by House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.

Queen Mary students at graduation Queen Mary jumps 36 places for law in latest rankings from Times Higher Education
22 November 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is ranked 10th in the UK and 50th in world in the THE World University Rankings 2024 by subject. This latest ranking confirms the School’s excellence in legal research and teaching.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. King announces new Arbitration Bill
21 November 2023

Professor Loukas Mistelis speaks to the Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine about the new Arbitration Bill which will be set before parliament in the coming session.

Dafni Eirini Melitsi holding her Maritime Master’s Competition award Queen Mary LLM Student wins the Maritime Master’s Competition
14 November 2023

Dafni Eirini Melitsi, an LLM International Shipping Law Student at Queen Mary University of London, won the competition for her research on GHG Emissions; an Opportunity for an Environmental Activist to Arrest a Vessel?"

A mobile phone sat on a table with an article from CNN about Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong Media Plurality Assessment as a Public Interest Concern in UK Merger Control
8 November 2023

A new paper from Professor Ioannis Kokkoris investigates how the media plurality test is used to ensure a diverse range of opinions, views, and information from a variety of sources in news and media.

Solar panels on the roof of a building with skyscrapers in the background. QMIPRI Annual Conference 2023: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Living
2 November 2023

The conference took place over two days with each day being centered around a specific theme.

A border wall in Israel-Palestine Every war must aim for peace
31 October 2023

Professor Malik Dahlan has cowritten an article looking at the recent events in Israel and Gaza through the lens of international law.

Dr Tibisay Morgandi on the panel for the Cambridge seminar on international investment law in the renewable energy sector Dr Tibisay Morgandi speaks at Cambridge seminar on international investment law in the renewable energy sector
23 October 2023

On 10 October 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi, participated in a seminar on International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Renewable Energy Sector held at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge).

Dr Tibisay Morgandi at the Clyde&Co panel Dr Tibisay Morgandi discusses investing in the energy transition in the wake of the energy crisis at Clyde&Co
19 October 2023

On 3 October 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Energy and Natural Resources Law and chair of Queen Mary’s Climate Emergency Working Group, took part in a discussion on investing in the energy transition in the wake of the energy crisis at Clyde&Co.

Professor Olga Simson and Professor Roman Maydanyk New Horizons at QMUL: Interviews with Ukrainian research fellows at CCLS
12 October 2023

Professor Olga Simson and Professor Roman Maydanyk speak to Professor Julia Hörnle about their research and how the war with Russia has affected them and their work.

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer co-presenting with Professor Gesner Oliveira on their joint research Queen Mary Academics participate in Research Symposium at FGV
5 October 2023

A Queen Mary University of London Delegation led by Vice Principal Professor Frances Bowen attended the VII Research Symposium at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) from 12-14 September 2023 in Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Noam Shemtov giving a presentation Queen Mary law academic named as a leading voice in tech
19 September 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov has been chosen by the European Patent Office (EPO) to feature on their prestigious list of “50 Leading Tech Voices”; a list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years.

Times Higher Education awards 2023 logo Queen Mary School of Law academic shortlisted for THE Awards
8 September 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce that Professor Julia Hörnle has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2023.

Cody Wong receiving his award for the essay prize from Professor Duncan Matthews White & Black award second annual Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European and US Law of Patents to Cody Wong
30 August 2023

Oxford based law firm White & Black has awarded the second annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents 2022-23 for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London to Cody Wong.

A digital watercolour of Big Ben along the River Thames in London AI exposes designers and architects to copyright complications say experts
29 August 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov speaks to Dezeen about how artificial intelligence will impact designers and architects.

CCLS is excited to offer a new Executive Education course in Shipping Law
28 August 2023

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has partnered with Hellenic Management Centre for a brand new online Executive Education course in Shipping Law.

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