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December 2010

Professor George Walker awarded Leverhulme Fellowship for Financial Law
22 December 2010
Professor George Walker has been awarded the Leverhulme Fellowship for two years, commencing October 2011.

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas participated in the conference 'Energy Law Futures: Markets, Environment and Security?'
8 December 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas participated in the conference 'Energy Law Futures: Markets, Environment and Security?' at the Centre for European Legal Studies of Cambridge University, in partnership with the Energy Law Research Forum.

November 2010

Professor Loukas Mistelis delivered the 2010 Alexander Lecture of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on 23 November
23 November 2010
Professor Loukas Mistelis is Director of the School of International Arbitration in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). His lecture topic was "The Many Faces of International Arbitration".

The good, the bad and the ugly terms of Cloud Computing
23 November 2010
A survey of 31 Cloud computing contracts from 27 different providers has found that many include clauses that could have a significant impact, often negative, on the rights and interests of customers. The survey formed part of the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), within the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Chris Reed - 'First Amendment means US internet guidelines unlikely to be tightened, say experts'
5 November 2010
Experts say that extremist religious material is unlikely to be removed from websites in the US because of the First Amendment to the constitution that protects free speech.

CCLS 30th Anniversary Conference 'The UK Supreme Court and the Constitution'
3 November 2010
On 3 November 2010, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, held a conference to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The conference examined the first year of the UK Supreme Court and, more broadly, key developments in English law.

October 2010

Dr Sejal Parmar spoke at Genocide Denial Conference
28 October 2010
Dr Sejal Parmer, Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights at Queen Mary, spoke at the Genocide Denial Conference on 23-24 September at the University of Leicester.

International Tax Law lectures by Dr Christiana HJI Panayi
26 October 2010

Three Queen Mary law PhD students are to present papers at LSPI-ILTC-IPLC 2010 on 3-5 November in Barcelona
19 October 2010
Georgina Tsagas, Noriswadi Ismail and Yonit Manor Percival are to present their papers in Barcelona, Spain.

Jonathan Griffiths is participating in the Copyrights and Wrongs panel discussion as part of the Inside Out Festival on 27 October
19 October 2010
Jonathan Griffiths, who specialises in intellectual property law at the Queen Mary, University of London, is participating in a discussion on Copyrights and Wrongs at the British Society on 27 October.

Global Survey Reveals Corporate Choices in International Arbitration
6 October 2010
This week sees the results of a major survey on international arbitration by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London, sponsored by global law firm White & Case LLP.

Anniversary seminar for the Supreme Court
4 October 2010
Professor Andrew Le Sueur and Professor Kate Malleson were invited by the Supreme Court to organise a seminar to mark the first year of the work of the Supreme Court.

September 2010

Queen Mary staff at LLM events in Paris, Italy and Frankfurt during October 2010
28 September 2010
Sue Sullivan, LLM programme coordinator will be attending the LLM law forum at the QS World Grad Tour in Paris and Milan and Professor Loukas Mistelis, Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration will be at e-fellows net LLM Day in Frankfurt.

Dr Julia Hörnle on Mobile phones: "Gambling and gaming: prison or a safe bet?" on 30 September 2010
23 September 2010
Dr Julia Hörnle, Senior Lecturer in Internet Law at Queen Mary, University of London, is to take part in discussions on Mobile phones: "Gambling and gaming: prison or a safe bet?" at the Society for Computers and Law event on 30 September 2010.

Obituary for Lord Bingham, former chair of CCLS advisory council
16 September 2010
Lord Bingham of Cornhill died on 11 September 2010 at the age of 76. He is widely recognized as one of the top judges since the beginning of the twentieth century.

August 2010

Dr Tom O'Shea gave Tax Law talk to Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue
19 August 2010
Dr Tom O'Shea gave a talk for Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue (HMRC) in Manchester on Thursday 19 August 2010. It was entitled - " Lisbon Treaty Update and Recent ECJ Cases".

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas selected by the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Europe at a gathering of young leaders in Taiwan from 5 to 16 July 2010
9 August 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas met in Taiwan with other young leaders from Taiwan, Africa, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere to discuss issues of general concern in today’s globalised world. 

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas invited to speak at a conference on Global Governance and International Rule of Law in the People’s Republic of China on 30-31 July 2010
9 August 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas delivered two speeches and was the speaker responsible for the closing ceremony at an international conference organized by the Center for Jurisprudence Research, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

Dr Christiana HJI Panayi to give a lecture on EU Tax law at Cambridge University on 27 October 2010
9 August 2010
Dr Christiana HJI Panayi to give a lecture on 'The cross-border movement of companies and EU tax law – recent developments' at Cambridge University on 27 October 2010.

July 2010

Queen Mary IP and Computer Law experts awarded £47,000 by Microsoft Corporation for research on Open Source software licences
29 July 2010
Professor Ian Walden and Noam Shemtov have been awarded a gift of £47,500 by Microsoft Corporation to conduct research on Open Source Software licenses.

Gavin Sutter ‘Where to now for English Libel Law?’
27 July 2010
Gavin Sutter, lecturer in Media Law at Queen Mary, comments on The Defamation Bill which is due to go before the committee approval in the House of Lords.

Professor Ian Walden ‘Look ahead – not back to disasters’
12 July 2010
Professor Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary, was amongst speakers at the Public Service Events' Information Governance conference.

June 2010

PhD student to present workshop on 'Data Protection and Privacy Law: Strategic Implementation for Organisations' in Malaysia on 29 June 2010
15 June 2010
Noriswadi Ismail, a current PhD candidate at the Institute of Computer and Communications Laws, CCLS, School of Law will conduct a one day masterclass workshop on "Data Protection and Privacy Law: Strategic Implementation for Organisations" on 29 June 2010.

Robust consumer protection laws needed to close internet loopholes
15 June 2010
Governments the world over must do more to safeguard internet shoppers from ‘rogue’ traders and their online scams, a new study from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas' book is published 'International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance'
9 June 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas' latest book examines international trade and investment law at various levels of governance, including unilateral, bilateral, regional, and multilateral arrangements.

Law School at Queen Mary is rated best in the capital
8 June 2010
Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Law has been ranked first in London and third nationwide in The Guardian’s annual university guide.

May 2010

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas spoke at Sciences Po, Paris on the links between Multilateralism and Regionalism in Trade Law.
25 May 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas was invited to speak on 25 May 2010 at the law school of the prestigious Sciences Po in Paris about the dangers of the current proliferation of regional trade agreements for the multilateral trading system. For further information see sciences-po.eu

Queen Mary Law PhD student presents paper at Symposium on 'Understanding Diaspora: The Case of Kurds in London' at Leicester University
24 May 2010
Latif Tas a current PhD student at the School of Law presented a paper on 'Kurds in the UK: Legal Pluralism and Dispute Resolution in the Diaspora' at a recent seminar at Leicester University on 14 May 2010.

Professor Loukas Mistelis, Director of the School of International Arbitration - Launch of international arbitration survey sponsored by White and Case LLP
24 May 2010
A major survey on international arbitration by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London, sponsored by global law firm White & Case, is canvassing the views of in-house counsel in key markets worldwide.

Angie Raymond delivered a paper at 'The World Bank and the Modern Law Review Conference on Secured Transactions'
18 May 2010
Angie Raymond delivered a paper at the one-day Conference entitled 'The World Bank and the Modern Law Review Conference on International Legal Standards on Secured Transactions, Facilitation of Credit and Financial Crisis' on 14 May 2010.

Professor Ian Walden to speak at 'What the Future Holds for Information Governance within the UK' on 20 May 2010
12 May 2010
Professor Ian Walden will speak on “Cloud computing and the effective governance of information” at the Information, Governance, Risk and Compliance conference on Thursday 20 May 2010 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Intellectual Property Institute joins Queen Mary
10 May 2010
Queen Mary, University of London has entered a landmark agreement with the Intellectual Property Institute (IPI). The IPI now operates from the School of Law's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in collaboration with the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute (QMIPRI). 

April 2010

Queen Mary's International Economic Law experts invited to speak at the Annual WTO Conference
26 April 2010
Professor Rosa Lastra and Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas have been invited to speak at the Tenth Annual World Trade Organisation Conference on 19-20 May 2010.

Professor Loukas Mistelis comments in the FT - why companies use arbitration for conflict resolution
16 April 2010
More companies than ever use arbitration for conflict-resolution Professor Loukas Mistelis, of Queen Mary, University of London explains why in the FT.

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas to speak on “China’s International Economic Law and Legal Pluralism in Asia: Between Multilateralism and Regionalism” in Malaysia on 25-26 May
13 April 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas is invited to speak at the 6th Asian Law Institute conference to be held at the International Islamic University, Malaysia, on 25 and 26 May 2010. 

March 2010

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” Knowledge sharing and legal research excellence at the School of Law
22 March 2010
The Legal Research Conference “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” was held in the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) on 19 March 2010. The conference was initiated and organised by Burcu Kılıç, Marc D Mimler, Martin A Kuppers and Gaetano Dimita, current PhD students at the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Chris Reed ‘Chatroulette is 'predator's paradise', experts say’
2 March 2010
Chatroulette.com has become a global internet sensation but it poses risks to users and is proving to be challenging for law enforcers. The site connects users to millions of other strangers around the world via video chat forums, although a large number of them are exposing themselves.

February 2010

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas selected to join Lord Mayor's delegation to Saudi Arabia
26 February 2010
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas has been selected to take part in the Lord Mayor's business delegation to reinforce commercial ties between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK. The main purpose of the visit is to foster ties between the two nations and identify opportunities for them to work together in order to open up financial markets in the Gulf.

Queen Mary MSc Law and Finance student wins essay contest
25 February 2010
Nana Esi Atsem, a current student on the MSc Law and Finance programme won the $7,500 prize in an essay contest on banking regulation.

Professor Loukas Mistelis to speak at International Arbitration events in Australia and Germany
17 February 2010

Angie Raymond to speak on "Comparing business environments in Europe, the US and Asia", EU Studies Fair Seminar, Brussels, Friday 12 February
11 February 2010
Along with representatives from the European Commission, the US mission to the EU, and Luc van den Brande, outgoing President of the Committee of the Regions, Angie Raymond, Co-LLM Director will be speaking on "Comparing business environments in Europe, the US and Asia", as part of the 11th EU Studies Fair Seminar, Brussels, Friday 12 February. 

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas' new book published
9 February 2010
International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance [PDF 166kb] (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010), 350 pages; ISBN-13: 978 1 84980 319 9.

Funding success for "Access to Justice" research project
3 February 2010
Professor Takis Tridimas and Dr Gabriel Gari were awarded a grant from the Nuffield Foundation to carry out a statistical analysis of the case law of the European Court of Justice on judicial review.

£120,745 awarded for 'Beyond Text' research project
3 February 2010
Professor Uma Suthersanen has been awarded a grant of £120,745.00 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Small Grants (Beyond Text) Scheme.

CCLS at the Supreme Court
1 February 2010
On 27 January 2010, the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom delivered one of its most important judgments so far. In A v HM Treasury [2010] UKSC 2 the Court held that the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 and the Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 were unlawful on the ground that they did not give the affected persons an effective remedy against their designation by the United Nations Sanctions Committee as suspected terrorists.

January 2010

Law Winter Graduation 2009
6 January 2010
Congratulations to the Class of 2009 who graduated from the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in December 2009.

International Constitutional Law summer school for CCLS students
4 January 2010
CCLS students will continue to benefit from a fully-paid NICLAS summer school in Vienna and Budapest thanks to Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas who successfully negotiated a three-year agreement for Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Kern Alexander to present report on financial transactions to the European Parliament
4 January 2010
Dr Kern Alexander co-authored a commissioned report by the European Parliament entitled 'Clearing and Settlement in the EU' that analyses the legal and regulatory framework of clearing and settling financial transactions in European financial markets and the need to control systemic risks.

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