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More Than Just a Game above a glowing blue reactor More Than Just a Game VII
23 March 2023

The 2023 edition of our flagship event in the MTJG international conference series is coming back to London with a clear mission – to explore, to challenge, and to inspire our understanding and perception of the next meta-era of the video game and interactive entertainment sector.

RECOGNISE logo Dr Noam Gur speaks at the European research partnership ‘RECOGNISE’
20 March 2023

In his talk, Dr Gur explored the relation between reasons, cognition, and motivations in the context of legal normativity.

Leon Xiao Leon Y. Xiao named in Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports & Games
9 March 2023

Forbes 30 Under 30: Sports & Games highlights the best young athletes, developers and entrepreneurs in the fields of sports and gaming.

Façade of the Italian Supreme Court Italian supreme court blocks extradition to China after landmark human rights ruling
7 March 2023

Dr Matthieu Burnay comments on the European Court for Human Rights ruling that there is a ‘general system of violence’ in the Chinese prison system and how this will affect China's ability to extradite.

Pylons in Ukraine at sunset Options for a Peace Settlement for Ukraine: Option Paper XVIII – Energy
3 March 2023

Energy has played a significant role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and is likely to play a role in any future peace settlement. Dr Tibisay Morgandi, lecturer in International Energy and Natural Resources Law explains in her newly published paper

Image [from L to R]: Mr. Akindeji Adenipo Aremu (Permanent Mission of Nigeria to UN); Professor Graham Dutfield (Univ of Leeds/QMIPRI Fellow); Prof Chidi Oguamanam (Univ of Ottawa/representing Nigeria and the African Group); Professor Suthersanen (CCLS/ representing QMIPRI); Mr. Christoph Spennemann (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property) Professor Suthersanen discusses genetic resources and traditional Knowledge for WIPO
2 March 2023

Professor Uma Suthersanen  was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to join the Ad Hoc Experts’ Committee for the 46th inter-governmental committee meeting on traditional knowledge (and associated genetic resources) and traditional cultural expressions.

Street market in downtown Hyderabad The West has imagined “caste oppression” and it is being weaponised against Indians
2 March 2023

Dr Prakash Shah speaks to The Print about what constitutes caste discrimination and oppression.

Satellite image of Europe at night Dr Daniele D’Alvia’s article sheds new light on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies debate
22 February 2023

Cambridge University Press has published an article by Dr D’Alvia, Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Panorama of Jerusalem with Al Aqsa Mosque The problem with Israel’s so called 'crisis of democracy'
22 February 2023

Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera about the threat to Israel’s democracy.

CCLS Paris students at the drinks reception after an event on Arbitration Spreading the love for arbitration
22 February 2023

Joint Research Seminar of the University of Vienna, Queen Mary University of London and University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne by Alejandro Arias de Luna (LLM Paris, class 2022) and Orlando Guterres (LLM London, class 2023)

William Hodder and Clémentine Van Lede accepting their Jeantet Student Excellence prizes CCLS Paris Opening Lecture and award ceremony with Jeantet
17 February 2023

On 24 January, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (Paris) and the Sorbonne Law School invited senior in-house lawyers from three major Paris-based international companies to speak to our Paris LLM students.

Professor Ignacio Tirado and Professor Professor Colin Grant signing the agreement between CCLS and UNIDROIT. Queen Mary's CCLS renews partnership with UNIDROIT
15 February 2023

On 9 February 2023, Queen Mary University of London and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) signed a Concordat Renewal Agreement to re-launch the Queen Mary-UNIDROIT Institute for Transnational Commercial Law (Queen Mary-UNIDROIT ITCL).

Davor Jancic Dr Davor Jancic cited by Advocate General Medina of the European Court of Justice
13 February 2023

Dr Davor Jancic’s research on the European Parliament and EU development cooperation policy, was cited in the Opinion delivered by Advocate General Laila Medina on 9 February 2023 in the European Court of Justice Case C‑15/22 RF v Finanzamt G. This is a request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesfinanzhof, Germany’s Federal Finance Court.

Old, worn books arranged on a shelf Call for Papers: Queen Mary Law and History Research Group
7 February 2023

The Queen Mary Law and History Group is a new initiative, led by PhD students, to encourage cooperation between researchers working on the theme of Law and History.

A field of wheat The British Academy funds research at Queen Mary on patent governance for agricultural genome editing technologies
1 February 2023

The British Academy has awarded funding for a two-year research project examining the patent governance of agricultural genome editing in the UK, the EU and Ukraine. The research will be undertaken by Professor Duncan Matthews and Dr Hanna Ostapenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), who will investigate the implications of patent governance for global food security and sustainability.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Goldby gives evidence to the House of Lords on Electronic Trade Documents Bill
31 January 2023

On Thursday 26 January 2023, Professor Miriam Goldby gave evidence on the Electronic Trade Documents Bill to the House of Lords Special Public Bill Committee.

A padlock circled by stars of the EU flag hovering above a map of Europe Professor Jonathan Griffiths co-authors paper on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
26 January 2023

This paper addresses a few selected aspects of the implementation of the new mandatory exceptions provided under Articles 3 to 7 of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (Directive (EU) 2019/790).

A windfarm in fields of green grass and rapeseed against a cloudy blue sky Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict to drive energy disputes, study finds
23 January 2023

The volatile price of raw materials and energy supply are predicted to be primary causes of disputes in the energy sector globally over the next five years.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales School of Law PhD Conference call for papers - Law, Society, and Inequality: An Approach Across Disciplines
23 January 2023

This in-person conference will take place on 22-23 June 2023 and will bring together PhD researchers to discuss Law, Society, and Inequality across disciplines.

Training participants with Professor Ioannis Kokkoris on the last day of the course QMGPI works with the Malaysian Government to provide Cyber Security training for senior officials
17 January 2023

Queen Mary University of London provided training for senior officials from the Malaysian Government on Cyber Security regulations and practice to enable them to work more efficiently.

A woman reading a magazine Why Western media continues to perpetuate negative stereotypes of India
16 January 2023

Dr Prakash Shah has written an op-ed on about how India is reported in Western media.

Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Symposium published on Professor Maks Del Mar’s Artefacts of Legal Inquiry
4 January 2023

The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy has published a symposium on Professor Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry: The Value of Imagination in Adjudication.

A panel at the Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World Conference CCLS co-organises conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World
21 December 2022

On 1 and 2 December 2022, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and the Legal Directorate of the Bank of England hosted a conference on Central Bank Mandates in an Evolving World.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?
19 December 2022

On 12 December 2022, Professor Hilary J. Allen’s will discussed her last research paper titled “DeFi: Shadow Banking 2.0?” forthcoming on William & Mary Law Review. Professor Rosa Lastra chaired the event and Professor Emilios Avgouleas was the discussant.

An older person's hand counting coins LDI Strategies: The Pensions Regulator on Trial
16 December 2022

The London Financial Regulation Seminar is an inter-collegiate and inter-disciplinary group of experts led by CCLS and our Institute of Banking and Finance under the leadership of Professor Rosa M. Lastra and Daniele D’Alvia.

A group of flags of Caribbean territories The Commonwealth funds CARICOM Consumer Protection Project with Queen Mary academic
16 December 2022

Dr Iris Benöhr has recently commenced a consultancy project with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Competition Commission (CCC).

A tablet with the Twitter registration screen Does Twitter allow free speech to everyone?
16 December 2022

Professor Julia Hörnle speaks to TRT Newsmakers about Elon Musk releasing the The Twitter Files.

Panel of speakers at the launch of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics Book launch for ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’
15 December 2022

On Tuesday 13 December 2022, guests were cordially invited to join Malik R. Dahlan, Rosa M. Lastra and Gustavo Rochette to celebrate the launch of their book ‘Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics’.

Coins stacked up in columns Preventing Debt Crises
15 December 2022

The financial response to the Covid-19 crisis has driven debt building at an unprecedented speed, which has increased the risk of debt distress and the odds of a new debt crisis cycle. Emerging markets and developing economies are most at risk.

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