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Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock group photo 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.

(left to right) Professor Duncan Matthews. (QMIPRI), Nika Videtic (LLM student 2021-22), Tom Carver (Partner at White & Black) 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 U.S. Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.

The Red Square in Moscow with tourists walking around 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.

Cryptocurrency logos 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.

A screen of code 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 in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie 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.

Rohingya refugee woman cradling her baby 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).

A group photo of Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Students outside Cumberland Lodge. The group is framed by foliage growing around the building. 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.

Two leafy green trees next to each other, with sunlight coming through the branches 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. 

Student in a headscarf standing at a podium during the 2022 George Hinde Moot 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.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins 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.

Some pound sterling coins stacked in columns 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.

A phone screen displaying various social media icons 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.

Three light bulbs on yellow, orange and green backgrounds 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. 

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and pink tie 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.

A bunch of tech and social media icons in a spiral on a black background 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.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium 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.

Skyscrapers in the Singapore financial district 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.

An Amazon Echo device 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.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales 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).

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface 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 student cohort 2022 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. 

Someone using a whatapp on a phone 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.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background 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.

Representatives from Jeantet and CCLS at the event is Paris 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.

Phone screen with various social media apps Big Tech Acquisitions Won’t Stop, but It Won’t Be Business as Usual
4 February 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was interviewed by on the regulation of Big Tech.

Image of Frankfurt's Green Bridge with the European Central Bank building in the background 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.

A medical tester wearing PPE pouring liquid between test tubes Illumina Faces Battle to Save Grail Deal From EU Veto
27 January 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on the deal for Bloomberg.

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. 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.

G7 flags on poles. Left to right: Japan, USA, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Canada and EU 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.

Poster of Rafael's event 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.

Restitution - The Return of Cultural Artefacts book cover 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'.

A blue sky with blig white fluffy clouds 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.

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