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Image of spiky green virus particles on a black background Rich countries are total vaccine hogs. Covid-19 must change that
6 October 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews comments on vaccine nationalism in the UK for Wired

Laura Cestaro, a Final Year LLB Law student at Queen Mary University of London Laura Cestaro named a finalist in the prestigious TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards
29 September 2020

The LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2020 with Clifford Chance recognises the range of endeavors and achievements made by LGBT+ students

Image of lights around earth at night Queen Mary University of London Professor is the lead author of policy-brief on Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Promotion of Trade and Investment Cooperation
24 September 2020

The Policy Brief was published by T20, the Think Tank attached to the G20, as part of their Trade, Investment and Growth Task Force

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new book, The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law
21 September 2020

This book explores the contribution that international economic law generally defined make to the rule of law at national and international levels

A doctor administering an injection to a patient Why AstraZeneca and others racing to make a Covid-19 vaccine should be more open about the process
16 September 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a game changer and biopharma companies need to face up to a new reality.

The unequal scramble for coronavirus vaccines – by the numbers
27 August 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews interviewed in Nature

Stock image of a man looking at a report Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies contributes towards legal innovation
13 August 2020

Research from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has contributed to the development of arbitration intelligence reports. These reports provide lawyers with specialist data about arbitrators for the first time.

The Red Square in Moscow with tourists walking around Would you be willing to take Russia's new coronavirus vaccine?
12 August 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews speaks about the need for safety approvals for Russia's new Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine nationalism and supply chain transparency
12 August 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews speaks to This Morning radio show in Seoul about Covid-19 vaccine nationalism

UK under pressure to make drug companies put public interest before profits in race for Covid-19 vaccine.
10 August 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews explains compulsory licensing and Crown Use in the i newspaper

EU flag Secretive European Union Body Is Facing Calls To Open Up
7 August 2020

Professor Christiana HJI Panayi speaks to Law360 about the changes to the European Union's Code of Conduct Group for business taxation

A globe turned to display Asia Envisioning Foundations for the Law of the Belt and Road Initiative: Rule of Law and Dispute Resolution Challenges
7 August 2020

Professor Malik Dahlan has penned an essay for the Harvard International Law Journal examining the increasing challenges facing investors and states given the lack of an overriding Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) authority nor multilateral framework.

EU Energy Law and Policy: The External Dimension  by Professor Rafael Leal - Arcas SMALL Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes a new book on EU Energy Law and Policy: The External Dimension
31 July 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has published a new book: EU Energy Law and Policy: The external dimension, Eliva Press, 2020 

St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine Queen Mary launches international training programme for Ukrainian judges
31 July 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has started its intellectual property (IP) training programme for judges in Ukraine.

Male nurse wearing a medical mask, scrubs and cap holding a syringe The Conversation publishes article by Professor Duncan Matthews, addressing Covid-19, vaccine nationalism and lack of transparency in supply chain deals
27 July 2020

The Conversation has published an article by Professor Duncan Matthews, addressing Covid-19, vaccine nationalism and the lack of transparency in supply chain deals

Legal textbooks on a desk Queen Mary supports free legal advisory service in Kenya
24 July 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is supporting a free legal advisory service in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with Strathmore University.

Stavros Brekoulakis profile image Professor Stavros Brekoulakis awarded best lecture at GAR 2020
10 July 2020

The GAR Awards are the most high-profile annual events in the field of International Arbitration

View of London skyscrapers in Bank at sunset Letter: A partnership model is a way to restrain excessive risk-taking
30 June 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra has co-written a letter in the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that policymakers have not focused on how to restrain excessive leverage

Poker chips and a dice sitting on a laptop keyboard Holding gambling companies accountable across different countries
19 June 2020

Professor Julia Hornle discussed international gambling regulation on the BBC World Service Radio

Buenos Aires street lined with cars and obelisk in the background Argentina: restructuring in the time of Covid-19
16 June 2020

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Financial Times speaking on sovereign debt

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Professor Rosa Lastra is Principle Investigator for Legal and Economic Conceptions of Money
16 June 2020

This project will reconsider the intersection between law and economics with an emphasis on the contribution that law can make to economic conceptions of money

The transition to decentralized energy: Challenges, opportunities and progress
15 June 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his work on the transition to decentralized energy in a new article