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2020

Image of spiky green virus particles on a black background New book discusses the effects of the pandemic on international arbitration
9 November 2020

The book is co-edited and co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London and is the first to describe and analyse how the COVID-19 crisis has redefined arbitral practice.

Image of flags blowing in the wind on the left and a globe on the right Queen Mary and Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group Released 2020 Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Survey
29 October 2020

This is the first study on the subject of Investors’ Perception and views of Proposed Reforms to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Global Antitrust Review 2019 published
28 October 2020

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) published the latest review with Dr. Eda Sahin, and Queen Mary LLM graduates Necla Sumer Ozdemir and Ritika Sood, as editors.

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 Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: Professor Matthews writes in The Conversation
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

A windfarm in fields of green grass and rapeseed against a cloudy blue sky Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas just published new findings of his WiseGRID grant
3 June 2020

The article looks at regulation, innovation, and technology for the 21st century energy goals

The Great Energy Transition in the European Union: Volume 1 book cover, with a picture of pylons at sunset New book provides comprehensive analysis of energy transition in the European Union
2 June 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas has just published a two-volume book with the findings of his WiseGRID research grant, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program

The Contribution of Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties to a Sustainable Future
27 May 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his most recent research on free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties, and sustainability

Digital illustration of two people talking with speech bubbles Queen Mary launches Arts and Culture Support Centre
22 May 2020

The Legal Advice Centre and qLegal will support the new initiative by creating online toolkits

Should private sector debt relief be part of the Exit Strategy?
19 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra and Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal took part in an online Private Debt Workshop

USA and China flags overlapping Coronavirus Pandemic: Lawsuits against China 'blame game'
18 May 2020

Professor Malik Dahlan speaks to CGTN about US states bringing legal action against China

A bustling street in Ghana with people, market stalls and busy road Moratorium on debt for Africa? Be careful of unintended consequences
11 May 2020

In a piece for The Conversation, Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal argues that a blanket moratorium on debt for Africa risks costing African countries much of the hard won gains many have achieved over the past 15 years

Professor Rosa Lastra profile image Lockdown is exposing the folly of reckless financial strategies
7 May 2020

Research on pension funds by Professor Rosa Lastra featured in Financial Times

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap Gamers fear for virtual assets as rate cut hits 'Animal Crossing' savings
4 May 2020

Dr Michaela MacDonald comments on gamers' rights to their digital property for Thomas Rueters Foundation

Image of spiky green virus particles on a black background Creditors must unite to find economic solutions
29 April 2020

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio’s Daybreak Europe programme about debt relief for developing countries during coronavirus

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background Lenders and Investors need to be part of the solution
29 April 2020

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal co-signs an open letter to to the IMF and the World Bank urging for sovereign debt relief to help countries during the Covid-19 crisis

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his research on the use of international trade to mitigate climate change
27 April 2020

The presentation by Professor Leal-Arcas is forthcoming as a scientific article titled “Climate Clubs and International Trade across the European and International Landscape"

Person selecting a show to watch on a streaming service Disney and chill
14 April 2020

Professor Johanna Gibson talks to Wired about Disney+, and how much control Disney now has on where and how it's shows can be watched

Cover of Rafael's book New book: International Trade, Investment and the Rule of Law
9 April 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas has just published his most recent book: International Trade, Investment and the Rule of Law

Capitol Building, Havana Cuba’s doctors are in high demand
8 April 2020

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal talks to The Economist about Cuba exporting doctors to pay sovereign debt

CoachBright logo qLegal supports CoachBright campaign
7 April 2020

The campaign supports schools and food poverty charities, who will then provide meals to the families who need them the most during Covid-19

ISS above the earth CCLS partners with Argans Ltd to research IT infrastructure in Earth Observation
18 March 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, in partnership with Argans Ltd (Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth Observation), has won a bid to carry out ground-breaking research for the European Space Agency

Students are doing it for themselves (and for others)
18 March 2020

Teams of qLegal students recently reported their findings at the end of a new networking programme piloted by qLegal this year

LLM Students at Cumberland Lodge Overseas Applications to UK Law Schools Increase Despite Brexit
10 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London is one of many top UK law schools enjoying an increase in LLM applications from non-EU students.

Photograph of Professor Malik Dahlan from Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies Queen Mary Professor named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
3 March 2020

A Professor of Law from Queen Mary University of London has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world, whose work has had a significant impact on the country.

Satellite image of Europe at night Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presented his research on climate clubs and international trade at the University of Windsor (Canada)
26 February 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, presented his current research titled “Exploring the links between international trade law and climate change.” His presentation took place at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Canada, on 24 February 2020.

Cargo ship on a river in Georgia Aiming at sustainable trade in the context of the Rule of Law
26 February 2020

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, publishes his article titled “Aiming at sustainable trade in the context of the Rule of Law: What role for citizens and how international trade can help reduce fossil-fuel consumption.”

Stavros Brekoulakis profile image Professor Stavros Brekoulakis nominated for a GAR (Global Arbitration Review) Award
25 February 2020

He was nominated for his Roebuck Annual lecture, given in June 2019 at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Plane landing on a runway surrounded by grass Regulations for air transport may prove ineffective
20 February 2020

The study by Cloud Legal at Queen Mary University of London was featured in CISOMAG and Tech Xplore

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes further findings from his EU research grant WiseGRID
17 February 2020

His articles are due to be published in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law

Modernising Legal Education cover qLegal as a case study in the newly published book, Modernising Legal Education
13 February 2020

This new book brings together artciles challenging traditional methods of teaching law

Google Heads to EU Court in Episode 1 of $9 Billion Trilogy
11 February 2020

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on Google’s decade-long antitrust fight with the European Union for Bloomberg

Runner's hand leaning on a metal railing wearing a lime green smartwatch Google’s Fitbit Deal Tests Merger Cops Eyeing Data Giants
11 February 2020

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on Google’s plan to buy Fitbit Inc. in an article for Bloomberg.

Mentors and mentees mingling at the 2020 mentoring launch event CCLS 40th Anniversary Launch at the Postgraduate Law Professional Mentoring Event
10 February 2020

Wednesday 22 January saw the official launch of the CCLS 40th Anniversary Celebrations with the Postgraduate Law Professional Mentoring Programme, organised by the Queen Mary PG Law Careers Team for postgraduate students.

Yacht at sea at sunrise Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies awarded bursaries from MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association
5 February 2020

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce that MYBA the Worldwide Yachting Association has provided CCLS with two bursaries to support two students in their studies.

qLegal students put Legal Design skills to work, rebooting Terms & Conditions
22 January 2020

qLegal students reboot T&Cs for online paralegal agency F-LEX

Professor Eduardo Stordeur (UTDT) and Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (Queen Mary) at UTDT in Buenos Aires Partnership between Queen Mary and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella continues into 2020
7 January 2020

The Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance (IGLEF) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) in Argentina, continue to strengthen their partnership aimed at advancing research and promoting robust academic practices in postgraduate education.