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Julia Hornle Professor Julia Hörnle wins two awards at Queen Mary’s inaugural Research and Innovation Awards
6 June 2023

The awards recognise the excellent people and teams that make creative, dynamic, and world-class research and innovation possible at Queen Mary.

Some schematics and a wrench Striking a balance: Researchers urge Ukraine Government to weigh long-term implications of secret patents post-war
17 May 2023

Newly published research paper ‘The War in Ukraine Raises Questions About Patents for Secret Inventions’ calls for the Ukraine Government to consider the long-term implications of keeping patented inventions secret once the conflict ends.

Professor Rosa Lastra introducing the seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change Meetings with IMF Legal Counsel on digitalisation/Fintech and climate change
16 May 2023

On 9 May 2023, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and staff of the IMF legal Department hosted a seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background UN foray into tax policy will benefit emerging economies
12 May 2023

Dr Vasiliki Koukoulioti has co-authored an opinion piece for devex on the United Nation's recent resolution on tax cooporation.

Water running in out of a hydro-electric power plant Dr Morgandi invited to speak about her latest article at the University of Cambridge
10 May 2023

On 12 May 2023, Dr Tibisay Morgandi will present her latest article, entitled ‘Exiting the Energy Charter Treaty under the Law of Treaties’ at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law (University of Cambridge).

Vials of the covid-19 vaccine Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious funding on the role of IP in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply
3 May 2023

Intellectual property law expert in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded highly competitive grant from the British Academy to support ground-breaking work on the role of intellectual property (IP) in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply.

A panel discussing the META verse at More Than Just a Game 2023 Queen Mary tech law experts map out constitution for the Metaverse
21 April 2023

Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) hosted international experts to explore legal challenges and opportunities in the video game and interactive entertainment industry.

Queen Mary Vis Moot team in Vienna Success for the Queen Mary team at the 30th Vis Moot Competition
19 April 2023

The team representing Queen Mary University of London at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition (“Vis Moot”) reached the Eighth Finals (round of 16) out of 378 participating Universities across the world.

Bank of England at night Professor Lastra appointed Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords' Economics Affairs Committee
18 April 2023

On 28 March, The Economics Affairs Committee of the House of Lords agreed to appoint Professor Rosa Lastra as specialist adviser to assist the committee in its inquiry into the Bank of England: how is independence working?

Finalists: Anna Tikhomirova, Gabriel Ramsay Davis, Khushi Narula, Madison Solow George Hinde Moot Final 2023
17 April 2023

On 11 April, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London hosted the George Hinde Moot Final 2023 with Judge Mr Justice Robin Knowles.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Queen Mary academics to research insurance solutions to cyber risk
6 April 2023

Professor Miriam Goldby and Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer were awarded funding under the 2022-23 British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme for a research project on Public-Private Partnerships in Insurance.

Professor Maxi Scherer with her GAR 2023 award Queen Mary wins at the 2023 Global Arbitration Review Awards
5 April 2023

Professor Maxi Scherer won the award for best prepared and most responsive arbitrator at the Global Arbitration Review Awards, which were held on 30 March 2023.

Satellite image of Europe at night The Work of the EBA: Single Market and Banking Union
5 April 2023

On 27 March 2023, Dr Despina Chatzimanoli, Senior Legal Expert and Team Leader of Regulatory Policy Advice Team 2 in the Legal and Compliance Unit of the European Banking Authority (EBA), presented the work of the EBA.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Norah Gallagher to speak on The Energy Transition
3 April 2023

On 18 April 2023, Norah Gallagher will take part in a webinar on Why the Energy Transition requires a strengthened regulatory framework? for Franco British Chamber.

Circles of binary code Lords AI weapons committee holds first evidence session
3 April 2023

Daragh Murray spoke to about the how the use of AI could improve compliance with international humanitarian law.

Wind turbines on a hill qLegal is proud to support sustainable start-ups
3 April 2023

qLegal is delighted to be able to work with some of the start-ups prioritising social responsibility and environmental protection. Eco-friendly, energy-efficient and recyclable products and services are being increasingly developed by sustainability start-ups. “Tech for good” start-ups are focusing on inventing tools, devices, software, and apps to reduce plastic waste, promote vegan diets, analyse and report carbon footprint.

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.

Julian Lew KC, Lawrence Teh, Monique Sasson and Mary Mitsi on the panel Queen Mary event looks at document production
24 February 2023

An event at the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London looked at document production from both civil law and common law perspectives and featured insights from Alan Redfern, the inadvertent developer of the Redfern Schedule.

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.

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