Centre for Commercial Law Studies


Prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas keynote speaker at international energy conference in Finland
3 January 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, will be the keynote speaker at an annual international energy law and policy conference in Finland.

qLegal is delighted to partner with the in-house compliance team at Bloomberg
18 December 2019

Bloomberg joins the 3-way partnership with long-standing partnert Ropes & Gray LLP

Visiting Professorial Fellow Lee Buchheit discusses sovereign debt with Stephen Cole
10 December 2019

Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, and founding member of the Sovereign Debt Forum, Lee Buchheit is interviewed by Stephen Cole on The Agenda on sovereign debt.

Prof. Leal-Arcas publishes further findings of his WiseGRID research grant
2 December 2019

In 2016, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas was awarded a €14-million research grant as part of a consortium on smart grids funded by the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020. The results of this ongoing project called WiseGRID are several scientific publications.

Two yellow construction cranes pictured against a cloudy sky, with the top of an unfinished building in the bottom right-hand corner. Arbitration makes business sense
2 December 2019

Arbitration is the best way to resolve international construction disputes, global research among in-house counsel has found. However, recent research conducted by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with Pinsent Masons identified scope for improvements in efficiency at all stages of the arbitral process.

Prof Rosa Lastra and panelists at the Matching liability to power for the CSFI event Matching liability to power: A proposal for a two-tier equity structure for banks and SIFIs
28 November 2019

Professor Rosa Lastra discusses her upcoming paper with Professor Charles Goodhart for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation.

CCLS PhD student gives keynote speech at International Islamic University Malaysia roundtable
26 November 2019

Mohammad Hazrati, a third-year PhD researcher at the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute at CCLS, was one of the keynote speakers at a roundtable discussion at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), in Kuala Lumpur.

A still of the actor James Dean in the film east of Eden. Reanimating James Dean
25 November 2019

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Professor Johanna Gibson appeared on BBC World Service to discuss the IP rights of World Wide XR, reanimating James Dean to use in productions.

Paper money falling against a black background Buckle up for turbulence: why a global debt crisis looks very hard to avoid
20 November 2019

Professor of Banking and Finance Law, Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation discussing the possibility of a global debt crisis.

qLegal looks to the future with its new Advisory Board
20 November 2019

qLegal's new advisory board brings together leading figures from the worlds of law, tech, innovation and enterprise and will focus future development.

Prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his research at the University of Ottawa, Canada
19 November 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, presented his ongoing research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Panelists at the Sovereign Debt Forum Sovereign Debt Forum
13 November 2019

Queen Mary collaborates with Georgetown and Duke to address debt distress

A picture  of Yale Law School. Prof. Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his research at Yale Law School (USA)
5 November 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, spoke at Yale Law School.

An image of the white, blue and red banded Russian flag. A resurgent Russia returns to the Middle East
16 October 2019

When not hosting visitors, Vladimir Putin is often on the telephone, usually sorting out problems relating to Syria but, in the process, cultivating close relationships with some of the United States’ dearest friends. 

The logo for EUCROSS Watch Prof. Leal-Arcas' EUCROSS webinar on how free trade agreements have the power to mitigate climate change
14 October 2019

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, gave a webinar on 'How can trade agreements contribute to sustainability?' in the framework of EUCROSS at the University of Leuven, Belgium, on 9 October 2019. The webinar discussed how the trading system can help mitigate climate change.

The Institute of Tax Law exhibits at the IFA Congress
7 October 2019

The Institute of Tax Law was one of the exhibitors at the very prestigious IFA Congress which was held in London this year.

Image with half USA and half EU flags Queen Mary School of Law Docotral Researcher wins prize for best paper
30 September 2019

The paper was authored by QMIPRI and Queen Mary University of London School of Law doctoral researcher Lucius Klobučník and Dr Li (Thomas) Lu, Assistant Professor at Shih Hsin University College of Law, Taiwan.

School of Law wins prestigious pro bono award
2 May 2019

Queen Mary University of London School of Law has won the prestigious Best Contribution by a Law School at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards.

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies launches an inaugural event with The British Institute for International and Comparative Law
7 March 2019

The event will look closely at the Innovations in Investment and Finance with a focus on sovereign wealth funds and regional development banks.

Queen Mary leads on Intellectual Property training for China
1 March 2019

Senior Chinese officials from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have this week completed a four-month training programme led by Professor Duncan Matthews, Director of Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Research Institute.

Professor Duncan Matthews invited as a keynote speaker at a Workshop on recent challenges in Pharmaceutical Markets
18 February 2019

 has been invited as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Workshop on Recent Challenges in Competition an IP in Pharmaceutical Markets by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

ICC annual lecture ICC Annual Lecture 2019 “ The CMA - Our Priorities Now and Ahead”
8 February 2019

Dr Andrea Coscelli discusses CMA priorities in a special lecture