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Isabel Vanhaeverbeke receiving the White & Black Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European Law of Patents from Duncan Matthews. White & Black award Isabel Vanhaeverbeke the Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European Law of Patents
11 July 2024

Oxford based law firm White & Black has awarded the third annual prize for best essay in LLM European Law of Patents 2023-24 for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London to Isabel Vanhaeverbeke.

A commercial airplane taking off. It has the Lufthansa logo on the side. Lufthansa’s Italian airline deal review is finally set to land
11 July 2024

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on the Lufthansa and ITA Airways merger for POLITICO’s Fair Play newsletter.

Law of the Future Competition 2024 winners and finalists with qLegal staff. qLegal announces winners of the “Law of the Future Competition 2024” supported by partners Ropes & Gray and Bloomberg
27 June 2024

qLegal, dedicated to fostering innovation and supporting emerging legal minds, is delighted to announce the winners of the Law of the Future Competition 2024.

Karan Abhaykumar Parmar, Dr Maria Fanou, Daria Korniienko, Minul Muhamdiramge and João Gabriel Volasco Rodrigues standing in front of a panelled wall with portraits. School of International Arbitration’s strong presence in the LIDW24
18 June 2024

Daria Korniienko, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM class 2023, reports on Queen Mary University of London's involvement in the London International Disputes Week 2024, including the several contributions from our LLM students to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Water gushing. Professor Rosa Lastra consulted on a UNIDROIT guide to bank liquidation
13 June 2024

The Draft Legislative Guide on Bank Liquidation is being put together by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

A row of slot machines at a British casino. Can banks help stop gambling harm?
5 June 2024

Professor Julia Hörnle and Dr Janelle Jones appeared on a special bonus episode of the Yours Lawfully podcast to discuss their research into gambling harm.

A digital image of a circuit board. Professor Shemtov contributes to new UK Government report on AI and the music industry
23 May 2024

The report was published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music, an influential cross-party group of MPs and Peers in the UK Government that discusses issues in the music industry.

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer speaking at the Legal Voices for the Future panel. Legal Voices for the Future
13 May 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer participated in a panel discussion on 'Climate Change and Risk' organised by Legal Voices for the Future (LVF) and hosted at the LSE Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Professor Rosa Lastra The Central Bank of the Future: Opportunities and Challenges
2 May 2024

Professor Rosa Lastra will give a keynote speech at the OeNB and SUERF Annual Economic Conference 2024, 10-11 June 2024.

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Filip Saranovic on a panel in the Hellenic Management Centre. Behind them is the port of Piraeus. Queen Mary law academics take part in panel event in Greece
1 May 2024

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Filip Saranovic took part in a panel session on “Shipping cases round-up: Hot off the press” in Greece on 23 April 2024.

Queen Mary Insurance Law LLM students inside Lloyd's of London. Is is a multi-story office space with central escalators lit in yellow. Queen Mary Insurance Law LLM students visit Lloyd's of London
11 April 2024

On March 21, 2024, the LLM students from the Insurance Law and Shipping Law programmes had the opportunity to visit the Lloyd’s of London building, guided by a representative from the Lloyd’s Market Association.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge bridge in Baltimore before it collapsed on 26 March 2024. It is a steel frame truss bridge spanning the lower Patapsco River. There are three ships in the river. Who Will Pay for the Baltimore Bridge Collapse?`
9 April 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold Dwyer speaks to the New York Times about who's liable for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore.

Two participants at the qLegal Morrison Foerster event. A quote is layered over from a qLegal student participant saying: qLegal's Networking and Pitching Event with Morrison Foerster and Amazon
29 March 2024

qLegal, alongside its long-standing partner Morrison Foerster, hosted a networking and pitching event on Wednesday, 13 March 2024. The event brought together over sixty attendees, including qLegal students and in-house legal professionals from Amazon.

Insurance, Climate Change and the Law cover on a pastel orange and red table cloth. ‘Insurance, Climate Change and the Law’: New book from Queen Mary academic, explores the insurance industry's role in climate action
27 March 2024

Queen Mary University of London academic Franziska Arnold-Dwyer is set to release her latest book titled "Insurance, Climate Change and the Law". This timely publication delves into the pivotal role of the insurance industry in addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

The Intellectual Property Office logo: A coat of arms above the words Intellectual Property Office. This is above some writing in blue: 'IP and Metaverse(s) - an Externally Commissioned Research Report'. Queen Mary publishes a government report exploring intellectual property in the metaverse
25 March 2024

A new report by Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) delves into the potential ramifications of the Metaverse on intellectual property (IP) rights.

Ioannis Kokkoris, Michaela MacDonald and Gaetano Dimita standing with academics from Stanford University. More Than Just a Game at Stanford University
25 March 2024

The 18th edition in the of the More Than Just a Game (MTJG) series, MTJG Stanford, was the first time we brought MTJG to the US, in partnership with Stanford University. The event attracted a wide range of experts and introduced the concept to a predominantly US-based audience.

Vertical green lines of code across a whole laptop screen. To what extent can judges be replaced by algorithms?
21 March 2024

Dr Vasiliki Koukoulioti speaks to the Tax Journal about the use of artificial intelligence in judging the outcome of tax cases.

The earth with connected dots over the surface. Dr Morgandi delivers Training Programme on Research Methodology
19 March 2024

Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Associate Professor of International Energy Law, has been invited to conduct a Training Programme on Research Methodology by the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) in Delhi on 21 March 2024.

Image of lights around earth at night The UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law
8 March 2024

On 8 February 2024, the Queen Mary - UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law hosted a Roundtable on 'The UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law'.

Group photo of attendees at the Joint Research Seminar in Paris. Joint Research Seminar of the University of Vienna, QMUL and University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne – Second Edition
7 March 2024

Following the great success of the first edition, the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London partnered again this year with the University of Vienna and the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne to co-organise the second edition of their Joint Research Seminar in Paris.

Wind turbines at dawn in the Netherlands. D&O insurers grapple with ESG pressures
6 March 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer comments on the UK’s approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) shareholder lawsuits for Insurance Day.

A shipping container going across the ocean. Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for a C4DTI Award
1 March 2024

Professor Miriam Goldby has been shortlisted for the C4DTI Director’s Award for the Individual who has made the greatest contribution to the Digitalisation of International Trade.

Two espresso cups on a table. Ten years of Le Café des Arbitres
29 February 2024

Le Café des Arbitres, or LCDA, a series of Paris-based conferences hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration, marked its 10th anniversary with an event discussing the impact of technology and artificial intelligence and whether international arbitration as an industry will survive.

A robotic arm playing a piano. Queen Mary University of London Academic Invited to Provide Expert Opinion at UK Music AI Inquiry
27 February 2024

Noam Shemtov, Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law, has been invited to provide expert opinion at the UK Music AI Inquiry before the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music.

Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his honorary award from CIPA President, Matt Dixon. Professor Duncan Matthews receives Honorary Membership of CIPA
20 February 2024

Duncan Matthews has been made a lifetime Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) in recognition of his contribution to the patent profession over the past two decades.

Book cover for Insurance, Climate Change and the Law By Franziska Arnold-Dwyer Queen Mary Academic invited to the International Underwriting Association
19 February 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presented her new book, 'Insurance, Climate Change and the Law' at the International Underwriting Association (IUA).

A slot machine showing three 7 symbols New Report reveals innovative approaches by financial institutions can make a crucial difference to individuals affected by gambling-related harms
19 February 2024

With a record number of people seeking help for problem gambling through the National Gambling Helpline last year, and the Gambling Commission’s new figures suggesting that as many as 1.3 million adults in Great Britain might experience gambling-related harms, new research from Queen Mary University of London reveals innovative and effective approaches by financial institutions to support affected individuals.

Professor Loukas Mistelis delivering the keynote speech at the London International Disputes Week Queen Mary nominated at the 14th annual Global Arbitration Review Awards
16 February 2024

Queen Mary represents three of the five nominees in the ‘best lecture or speech’ category at this year’s GAR Awards. We were also represented in the ‘campaign for greener arbitration award for sustainable behaviour’ category.

A wooden puzzle, with a missing piece being slotted in SEC Adopts Tougher Rules for SPACs
30 January 2024

Dr Daniele D’Alvia speaks to Thomson Reuters about Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopting new rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Flooded apartment complexes What should insurers do about extreme weather events? Expert interview
26 January 2024

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer speaks to Institute for Innovation in Insurance and Reinsurance about climate change and the insurance industry.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Professor Maxi Scherer Appointed as Co-Chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee
24 January 2024

This appointment follows on from her previous role as Co-Chair of the Investment Arbitration Sub-Committee at the International Bar Association (IBA) in 2022-2023. 

Photos of Professor Duncan Matthews and Professor Noam Shemtov side by side New Directors appointed at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute
18 January 2024

Professor Noam Shemtov and Professor Duncan Matthews take over from Professor Uma Suthersanen, who concluded her successful term as QMIPRI Director in December 2023.

ChatGPT welcome screen on a laptop Professor Shemtov interviewed for CNN's Quest Means Business
5 January 2024

The interview concerned the recently filed New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI.

Amir Ghaffari scholarship winner Milad Gazerani in front of a Centre for Commercial Law Studies sign Milad Gazerani is awarded the Amir Ghaffari Scholarship 2023-24
4 January 2024

The prestigious Amir Ghaffari Scholarship is available to Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM students at Queen Mary University of London and offers the recipient a full tuition fee waiver.

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