Professor Lastra speaks delivers the Witteveen Lecture at Erasmus University
22 November 2022
On November 16, Professor Rosa Lastra delivered in Erasmus University in Rotterdam the distinguished Witteveen Lecture.
The School of Law at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt
17 November 2022
Experts from the School of Law at Queen Mary attended UN Climate Conference known as COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, along with world leaders, non-government organisations and activists.
New book: Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics
9 November 2022
The book is edited by Professor Malik R. Dahlan, Professor Rosa María Lastra and Gustavo Rochette and published by Edward Elgar.
Professor Rosa Lastra to deliver the Witteveen Lecture Keynote
9 November 2022
On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra will hold her keynote in the annual Witteveen Lecture series entitled 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.
Executive Education course in International Asset Tracing and Recovery returns for a second year by popular demand
8 November 2022
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has joined forces once again with Mishcon de Reya and Blackstone Chambers for a second year with their popular executive education course in International Asset Tracing and Recovery.
Cloud Legal Project launches new Coursera Specialization in ‘Cloud Computing Law’
7 November 2022
The Specialization consists of three Courses that cover the main legal and regulatory implications of using and providing cloud computing services.
Queen Mary expert contributes to Report with draft legislation on paperless trade
3 November 2022
The report and draft legislation are the result of the Electronic Trade Documents project carried out by The Law Commission of England and Wales for the UK Government.
The Bruce Willis Deepfake Is Everyone’s Problem
17 October 2022
Professor Johanna Gibson comments on the Bruce Willis Deepfake for Wired.
Dr Arnold-Dwyer chairs panel discussion on climate and environmental goals and insurance
17 October 2022
On 11 October, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer chaired a panel discussion on 'Translating climate and environmental aspirations into insurance reality' at the annual British Insurance Law Association Conference at Lloyd's.
IP is the name of the game: First global study into copyright infringement and enforcement strategies in the video game industry reveals key threats and recommendations
10 October 2022
The study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol, is critical in the face of an industry that is growing and evolving at a rapid pace.
CCLS Academics share their reflections on Ian Walden's time as Director of the Centre
6 October 2022
Professors Chris Reed, Rosa Lastra and Johanna Gibson share their recollections of working with Professor Ian Walden during his time as Director of CCLS.
Winner of ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’ essay prize announced at special CCLS roundtable
5 October 2022
On 26 September 2022, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer and Dr Katrien Morbee organized a roundtable on ‘Soft Law, Hard Law, Crime? How to push the climate change agenda’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars.
qLegal staff joined clinical professionals from across the UK for a conference hosted by the University of Central Lancaster
26 September 2022
On 6 September 2022, Eliza Platts-Mills and Emily Wapples presented at a UK-wide gathering of Clinical Legal Education Organisation members hosted by the University of Central Lancaster in Preston. It was a great opportunity to hear what other clinics are doing and to meet people in person.
New Executive Education Course in International Sports Arbitration
13 September 2022
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are proud to launch a new executive education course in International Sports Arbitration
The Centre for Commerical Law Studies appoints new Director from September 2022, Professor Ioannis Kokkoris
8 September 2022
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris succeeds Professor Ian Walden, who has been at the helm of The Centre for Commercial Law Studies for the last four years, steering the centre through the difficulty of a pandemic adapting to a new online teaching mode to our widespread international cohort and being a key part of celebrating our forty-year anniversary.
Professor Noam Shemtov to speak at an events on Artificial Intelligence in September
2 September 2022
Professor Shemtov is due to speak as an expert in patent law and AI at two events.
Don't Pay UK organisers warn people they need to 'understand the risks' of boycotting energy bills
25 August 2022
Dr Garry Gabison was featured in LADBible discussing the calls for a boycott of energy bills.
Lord Browne Essay Prize 2021/22
24 August 2022
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Lord Browne Energy and Climate Change Law Essay Prize for 2021/22.
Ukraine faces key test on debt freeze plan in bid to avoid messy default
11 August 2022
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Daily Mail discussing Ukraine's debt.
First beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with Queen Mary University of London, announced
10 August 2022
Mishcon de Reya has announced the first beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Russian debt default: experts explain what it means for Russia and for global financial markets
4 July 2022
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal writes for the Conversation Russia’s recent default on its foreign debt.
Queen Mary team won the Games Industry Law Summit international mooting competition
4 July 2022
On 6 May 2022, the Queen Mary team composed of LLM students Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock, attained the first place in the Legal Challenge V.
Oxford based law firm White & Black award prize for best Queen Mary LLM essay in European and US Law of Patents
1 July 2022
Oxford based law firm White & Black has announced that it will be sponsoring an annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.
Russia slides towards default as payment deadline expires
27 June 2022
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the media discusses Russia getting closer to default.
Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022
Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.
Queen Mary academics and graduate discuss intellectual property law in the Financial Times
16 June 2022
Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor Noam Shemtov and graduate Olga Gurgula discuss critical issues in the world of IP law in the FT’s 'special reports' on IP series, including Ukraine medicine IP waivers.
Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022
The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.
87% of Queen Mary School of Law research outputs rated 3* and 4*
12 May 2022
According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the School of Law’s research was rated 3* (internationally renowned) or 4* (world leading).
CCLS to hold their first ever Giving Day from 8-9 June - Save the date
8 May 2022
Join us in supporting our first ever Giving Day and give the future leaders in law the opportunity to thrive. Be among our early supporters to help increase our challenge funding gifts to ensure our Giving Day is a huge success.
Queen Mary launches student essay competition on ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’
3 May 2022
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce our essay competition ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars and supported by Clifford Chance LLP.
Queen Mary climbs in international subject rankings for law
21 April 2022
The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
CCLS launch FinTech Executive Education course in partnership with Maastricht University
21 April 2022
Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022
On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.
Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?
4 April 2022
Áine Clancy, PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the changes in law to prevent the spread of dirty money.
New laws to curb power of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook
28 March 2022
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was featured in the Times discussing what this means for Big Tech.
qLegal voted top for innovation at Queen Mary Festival of Education
22 March 2022
qLegal staff and students were delighted to participate in the Queen Mary Festival of Education 2022, to showcase their innovative approach to clinical legal education and celebrate students’ success.
Queen Mary University of London and Maastricht University join forces for new executive education course on ‘Trade Secrets Protection’
21 March 2022
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris edits Research Handbooks
21 March 2022
Professor Kokkoris is General Editor of a Research Handbook on Competition Enforcement that will be published later this year by Edward Elgar.
Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models
18 March 2022
Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary University of London, has penned an article for The Conversation looking at the online safety bill.
Double-Appointment: Professor Maxi Scherer appointed to International Bar Association (IBA) and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
11 March 2022
Professor Maxi Scherer has been appointed as co-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Investment Arbitration Subcommittee. With 3000 members worldwide, the IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes.
Professor Rosa Lastra invited to be a Member of a UNIDROIT Working Group
10 March 2022
The Working Group is part of an International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) project on Bank Insolvency.
Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions
22 February 2022
Iain Nash, PhD candidate, writes on cybersecurity for The Conversation.
Paris Postgraduate Debate Team
22 February 2022
As one of the extra-curricular activities proposed by Queen Mary in Paris, postgraduate students have the opportunity to represent Queen Mary University of London in debates against military officers studying at the École de Guerre (EDG).
UK Financial Conduct Authority chief faces backlash over reforms
21 February 2022
Dr Costanza Russo featured in the Financial Times commenting on the perception of the FCA.
qLegal releases Annual Report 2020-21
17 February 2022
The qLegal team is delighted to have released their Annual Report for 2020-21. The year was marked by significant growth and successes, both in the unprecedented number of students joining qLegal programmes and as an organisation consolidating our offerings and partnerships.
Global Antitrust Review 2020 and 2021 published
16 February 2022
The Institute for Competition and Consumers published the latest reviews with Dr Eda Sahin, and Queen Mary LLM graduates Necla Sumer Ozdemir and Ritika Sood, as editors.
The International Architecture for Sovereign Debt Restructuring
9 February 2022
The Sovereign Debt Forum (SDF) was part of the IMF-African Training Institute Course "Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring (DSDR)”, which took place from 31 January - 3 February 2022.
Jeantet becomes a Partner of the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)
8 February 2022
Jeantet has signed a three-year partnership with the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) to work with students throughout their academic studies.
Big Tech Acquisitions Won’t Stop, but It Won’t Be Business as Usual
4 February 2022
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was interviewed by PYMNTS.com on the regulation of Big Tech.
Professor Rosa Lastra pens paper on communication in monetary policy
1 February 2022
Professor Lastra has been invited to discuss her paper at the Preparatory Meeting of the Monetary Dialogue between the European Parliament and the European Central Bank.
Illumina Faces Battle to Save Grail Deal From EU Veto
27 January 2022
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on the deal for Bloomberg.
Alternative Investments Executive Course relaunched with new post-pandemic developments
26 January 2022
Queen Mary University of London and the University of Florence have joined forces once again to host a new and updated online Executive Course on Alternative Investments following the latest market trends but also considering the current opportunities in a distressed market in a post pandemic era.
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas took part in the Think7 Inception Conference
26 January 2022
The conference was held in the context of Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022.
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to present his most recent book at Kadir Has University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey
20 January 2022
His most recent book titled Climate Clubs for a Sustainable Future: The role of international trade and investment law.
New book from Alexander Herman looks at the return of cultural artefacts
19 January 2022
‘Restitution - The Return of Cultural Artefacts’, published by Lund Humphries, is 'the first balanced, up-to-date and accessible overview of the complex issues surrounding the restitution of cultural property'.
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on EU-China Trade Relations and on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
4 January 2022
Global Antitrust Review Issue 15 - 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.