Company, Commercial and Financial Law

All aspects of commercial, corporate and financial law accommodating diverse research interests.

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The members of the cluster have disparate interests within this general area. These include, but are not limited to, corporate governance, banking regulation, investment and economic law, commercial law, sale of goods, bankruptcy and insolvency, arbitration, regulation of financial and capital markets, from an international and comparative perspective.


Current Research

PhD research topics in commercial law (including company law, corporate social responsibility, CISG, financial regulation)

Prof Janet Ulph’s recent research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Janet has provided legal and ethical guidance to the museum sector in relation to transfers and sales from museum collections as well as in relation to acquiring objects for museum collections, drawing upon her legal knowledge relating to the illicit trade in art and antiquities. Janet is also involved in discussions regarding UK plans to ratify the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1954.

Dr Mark Hsiao is writing a book chapter on the implication of the EMIR on the OTC derivatives. The chapter advances system theory to explain the relationship between the OTC market and Law. That in terms answers why national interests are at stake. What follows is the legitimacy question of the EMIR model. Mark also carries out comparative research on the OTC derivatives and trust law. With the latter, he is interested in the conceptual values or conditions that generate this ‘equitable proprietary interest’.

Dr Stelios Andreadakis is working on a British Academy-funded project on the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights, exploring the process of the negotiation process, the role of the judiciary and policy-makers as well as the future of European integration. He is also conducting empirical research as part of an internally funded comparative project on whistle-blower protection in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan.

Dr Paolo Vargiu is currently working on a project on the reconsideration of international investment law according to theories of social paradigms. He will pursue part of such research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, where he will be a Visiting Fellow in 2016. Dr Vargiu is also in the process of completing his first monograph on the issue of appellate review in investment arbitration, which will be published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.

Dr Horace Yeung has recently completed a Sino-British Fellowship Trust-funded project on the role of institutions in the economic growth of China. Following from this project, and together with his co-author (Flora Huang), he is working on a book project on the institutions-growth nexus in the context of Asia. The research is largely interdisciplinary taking into account of the effects of law and other factors such as politics and culture.

Dr Diana Sancho is currently working on jurisdiction over international contracts in the EU, addressing the process of materialisation of the place of performance. She is also involved in a comparative research project on choice of law for non-contractual obligations. She maintains an interest in the responsibility of intermediaries for data protection law breaches and on the concept of personal data.

Mr Greg Allan is currently working on an article on the use of the law of trusts to facilitate circumvention of the corporate veil.


Regulation and Culture Change in Banks, 21 June 2016

Posted by ab98 at Jun 20, 2016 02:20 PM |

Prof John Mellor (School of Management, University of Leicester)

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