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The Fore logo qLegal partners with The Fore to host an IP workshop for charitable organisations
15 December 2021

In these challenging times, qLegal recognises the importance of extending pro bono legal support to small businesses, including to charities and social enterprises.

Professor Rosa Lastra chairing a zoom panel of the Fourth Macroeconomics Conference Fourth Macroeconomics Conference examined the role of law in establishing a macroeconomy for a post-pandemic world
9 December 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies co-hosted an online virtual conference on 27-28 October 2021 explored the connections between law and macroeconomics.

A plant growing in a desert Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on international trade and sustainable development
2 December 2021

The two articles investigate “Green Bills for Green Earth: How the international trade and climate regimes work together to save the planet,” and “International Trade, Energy Transition and Climate Change Obligations: The perspective of small Pacific islands and the Caribbean Community,”.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Financial Trading Apps and Cryptocurrencies fill gap caused by gambling advertisement bans in professional sport
24 November 2021

New research from Leon Xiao, Teaching Associate at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, has linked the increase in the advertising of quasi-gambling products and other high volatility investment products with gambling advertisement bans.

Stars in the Milky Way galaxy Professor Johanna Gibson comments on Star Trek: Discovery's move to Paramount+
23 November 2021

The article, featured on Wired, looks at what this means for the future of streaming

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas is keynote speaker at Conference on Sustainable Development and Commerce in ASEAN Cities, Singapore
11 November 2021

His Keynote Speech will be on "Using International Trade Law to Promote Sustainable Development".

Uma Suthersanen in black and white Professor Uma Suthersanen receives European Communities Trade Mark Association Award 2021
1 November 2021

The award was given for a paper on 'An Autonomous EU Functionality Doctrine for Shape Exclusions'.

Books arranged on a table in a library Queen Mary academics collaborate for review into energy and climate change
29 October 2021

The Energy and Climate Change Law Institute, a leading postgraduate law school within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, has published its Law Review exploring the legal and technical issues involved in securing effective progress towards net zero.

Emma Howard Boyd speaking at the The role of women in managing climate change event Female leadership is vital to managing climate change, according to Emma Howard Boyd
27 October 2021

The Chair of the Environment Agency spoke at Queen Mary’s Energy & Climate Change Law Institute Annual Clifford Chance Lecture on 21 October, delivering a talk on the role of women in managing climate change.

Insurable Interest and the Law cover Queen Mary academic wins award for book on Insurable Interest
15 October 2021

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer won the BILA Book Prize 2021 for her book ‘Insurable Interest and the Law’ published by Routledge.

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to teach at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy
14 October 2021

He will team on Climate Change Law and Policy.

An iceberg in the ocean Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his most recent research on International Cooperation for Climate Change Mitigation
13 October 2021

The article proposes how international trade mechanisms may be re-oriented to address climate change and addresses emerging academic research into climate clubs in international climate change mitigation institutions/regimes.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Lastra to be part of panel event on the role of Central Banks in dealing with environmental and social challenges
5 October 2021

The round table events is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New report urges reforms to give families better access to the digital assets of deceased loved ones
21 September 2021

Families need better support from social media companies and the government when it comes to accessing the digital assets of ill or deceased loved ones, according to the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London and STEP.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas gives written evidence to the House of Commons COP26 and international trade
17 September 2021

He gave the evidence to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee.

The EU flag with a padlock in the middle of the circle of stars Queen Mary Leads on EU Data Protection Training
8 September 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London trained a Professional Services Firm on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2017.

Guan H Tang profile image Dr Guan H. Tang discusses AI, and Social Media, Copyright and Censorship at academic conferences
7 September 2021

The conferences were hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis Professor Stavros Brekoulakis to teach at The Hague Academy Summer School
1 September 2021

He will be teaching on their prestigious Summer Course on Private International Law.

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on how trade agreements can help decarbonize the economy
10 August 2021

The research explores the potential of the trading system in contributing to decarbonization, focusing on the EU and international level.

EU flag Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to speak at an international conference on EU energy security
30 July 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been invited to speak on "The Law of the Security of Energy Supply in the EU" at the Center for European Studies at the University of Lyon 3, Lyon, France, 4-5 November 2021. View the full programme for the event [PDF 547KB].

A row of Covid-19 vaccine vials with syringes Professor Duncan Matthews comments on a Covid-19 IP waiver and pandemic preparedness
27 July 2021

Professor Matthews was interviewed by Pharma Technology Focus and Aljazeera.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Professor Julia Hörnle discusses internet regulation
23 July 2021

Professor Hörnle took part in a BCS Webinar on Long-arm Legislation and took part in a TRT Roundtable Session on the Online Safety Bill.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

Queen Mary LLB student with raised hand in lecture Queen Mary named top 10 for law by the Complete University Guide 2022
29 June 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 10th in the UK for Law by the Complete University Guide 2022, up 17 places from 2021.

A smart phone lock screen with code access Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
3 June 2021

Professor Ian Walden was featured in The Guardian

A person holding a sign saying 'save our planet' in a dump full of rubbish The trade system is key to tackling climate change, not environmental agreements, according to new book
2 June 2021

A new book authored by Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas provides a radical new insight into how climate change can be tackled by using the trade system.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on sustainability
1 June 2021

His research was published in Emory International Law Review and Compliance and Environmental Law.

Cover the 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law The 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law has just been published
20 May 2021

This expanded and fully updated new edition covers in detail the legal and regulatory implications of what many people simply call ‘the cloud’.

Queens' Building against a blue sky Schools of History and Law receive gender equality awards
13 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London's School of History and School of Law have both been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award by Advance HE.

Tree in a desert in Morocco Arbitration still seen as the best process for resolving international disputes, even in times of pandemic
6 May 2021

The School of International Arbitration (Queen Mary University of London) is delighted to launch the results of its twelfth major empirical International Arbitration Survey. This is the fifth one in partnership with international law firm White and Case LLP.

An iPhone screen with apps, including Spotify, laying on a white table Professor Ioannis Kokkoris discusses the EU Apple Antitrust Case
5 May 2021

Professor Kokkoris was interviewed for CGTN Europe

Person wearing headphones crossing the street 'It's a Crazy Issue' – The Bizarre World of Scam Audiobooks
22 April 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Vice 

Cargo ship on a river in Georgia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his latest research at an international conference on emerging trends in international trade law
31 March 2021

Professor Leal-Arcas' latest research focuses on international trade and climate change

Screenshot of the finals of the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021 over zoom Queen Mary Team triumphs at the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021
25 March 2021

Jessica Sblendorio, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM Student, and Andra Tofan, 3rd Year LLB English and European Law Student, at Queen Mary University of London won against the University of São Paolo in the Final Negotiation Round of the CPR (Conflict Prevention and Resolution) International Mediation Competition 2021.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the outcome of his two major research grants
9 March 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the last of a long series of publications resulting from his two major research grants, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

A fan art recreation of the Simpsons house Could The Simpsons replace its voice actors with AI deepfakes?
8 March 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Wired discussing the law around deepfake technology.

A globe turned to display Asia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his research on climate change mitigation law and policy in the BRICS
8 March 2021

This chapter examines the climate change mitigation law and policy of five major developing countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (i.e., the BRICS).

Lots of currency symbols in a neon green floating on a black background Queen Mary teams up with leading law firms to deliver Executive Education course
8 March 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has launched its first ever International Asset Tracing and Recovery Executive Education course.

Thomas MacManus giving a lecture to a group of Queen Mary Undergraduate Law students Queen Mary ranked top 30 in the world and 7th in the UK for law
4 March 2021

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 1930–2021 
26 February 2021

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who donated his library to the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) from the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES)has sadly passed away this week, aged 90.  

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his recent research in top law journals
25 February 2021

Professor Leal-Arcas's research focuses on law, climate change and trade.

Internet Jurisdiction: Law & Practice book cover with an oil painting of clouds Queen Mary Professor publishes a new book on internet law and jurisdiction
4 February 2021

“Internet Jurisdiction: Law & Practice” looks at both public and private law to give a holistic view of internet jurisdiction.

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Global Antitrust Review - call for submissions
5 January 2021

The GAR welcomes contributions dealing with competition law and policy in all jurisdictions, as well as those addressing competition policy issues at regional and international levels

Lightbulb emitting a yellow light with a brain inside Professor Duncan Matthews comments on Covid-19 variant, patents and genome editing
4 January 2021

He was interviewed by Korean radio programme This Morning, and featured in WIPO Magazine.

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