School of Law

CCLS 40th Anniversary Lecture Series Day One

When: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Where: CCLS 40th Anniversary Lecture Series Day One,

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is hostiong a special lecture series to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. All ten CCLS research centres and instites will be holding events to discuss themes and developments within their specialism. Book your place below.

School of International Arbitration Roundtable Discussion

Time: 10-11:10am

Room: 3.1

Academics from the School of International Arbitration will hold a roundtable discussion giving an update on recent trends and developments in the field of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.

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Institute of Tax Law Panel

Time: 11:20am-12:30pm

Room: 3.1

The Institute of Tax Law will hold a panel discussion focusing on recent developments in the field of international taxation.

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Institute of Banking and Finance Law Lecture and Q&A

Time: 1-2:10pm

Room: Lecture Theatre

Professor Rosa Lastra will introduce Professor Sir William Blair who will talk about money in the common law.

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Queen Mary Intellectual Property Law Institute (QMIPRI) Lecture and Q&A

Time: 2:40-3:30pm

Room: Lecture Theatre

CCLS alumnus Gadi Oron, Director General of CISAC, will give a lecture on behalf of the QMIPRI, followed by an interactive Q&A session. The event will be chaired by Dr Noam Shemtov.

Gadi Oron is Director General of CISAC, the International Confederation of Authors' Societies and Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London. A qualified lawyer, he has worked extensively with different sectors of the creative industries and in particular the music industry. Find out more about Gadi Oron.

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Energy Law Institute

Time: 3:40-4:50pm

Room: 3.1

Our 40th Anniversary coincides with the evolution of Energy Law as we now know it, and a number of significant events. The events range from the turmoil in the oil markets, to privatization of the energy sector, to environmental disasters, corporate insolvency and mal practice to, price volatility, the death of King Coal, the boom in shale gas, the growth in renewables to today where energy is at the heart of Climate Change mitigation.

Our event will examine the development in Energy Law over the last 40 years and will take the form of a moderated panel discussion with contributions from our alumni. Whilst part of the discussion will look back at the last 40 years to see how the past has informed the present, we will also attempt to forecast how Energy Law might evolve and include a focus on how we teach and prepare our students to thrive in an ever changing and challenging sector.

In preparation for our Lecture in June, we have begun working with our ELI members, supporters and alumni to build an oral history of the events of the last 40 years and our intention is to publish the oral history both as wav file and in our recently launched Energy Law Review as text.

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See the programme for day two.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.


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