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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Dr Jeremmy Okonjo, LLB, LLM (UoN), LLM (UCL), PhD Law (UKC)


Postdoctoral Researcher

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6068


Jeremmy is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London School of Law. His current research examines the legal and governance issues underpinning the employment of emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Algorithms and the Internet of Things (IoT) in financial regulation, international trade, and constitutional law and governance. He is a member of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UNCEFACT) expert project teams on Blockchain, IoT and electronic commerce.

Jeremmy is also a Lecturer of Law at Kent Law School, University of Kent, where he convenes Master of Laws (LLM) courses in World Trade Organization (WTO) Law and Practice, and International Law of Foreign Investments. He also teaches European Union Law, and Equity and Trusts Law, at the undergraduate level. He has also previously taught Public Law, Contract Law, and Criminal Law at the undergraduate level. He is also an Honorary/Visiting researcher at the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE),

Jeremmy’s teaching and research combine his interests and experience in both legal practice and academia, and also academic interests in law, economics and technology.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • European Union Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law


Research Interests:

Jeremmy’s research interests include transnational financial and trade law and regulation, at the intersections of economics, law and technology. He employs interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks, including Critical Legal Studies, Critical Technology Studies, and Sociology of finance, technology and economics to legal scholarship. His current research examines the impact of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms and Blockchain on national and international financial law and regulation, international trade Law, and constitutional law and governance.

He has previously undertaken research in the implications of convergence of finance and technology on financial and telecommunications regulation, the impact of transnational and extra-territorial financial regulation on emerging market and developing economies, and also the role of ideas and technological practices in the regulation of the global economy.

Jeremmy’s research is motivated by a commitment to integrating marginalized intellectual thought and practices in legal discourses. He is member of various research networks that reflect this commitment, including the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN), the International Economic Law (IEL) Collective, and Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL).



  • Jeremmy Okonjo, "Assessing the Impact of the Extraterritorial Provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) on Emerging Economies' OTC Derivatives Markets" (2015) 7 The Indian Journal of International Economic Law 1-55
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