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Research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial and consumer contract law

Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has written a number of papers over recent months on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial and consumer contracts, and how contract law might be affected beyond the current circumstances.

‘Law in the Time of Covid-19’ – New eBook

Warwick Law School’s Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has contributed to a recent eBook focusing on ‘Law in the Time of Covid-19’. Edited by Katharina Pistor and published as a free eBook by Columbia Law School, it features contributions from many scholars.

Law, risk and finance for energy infrastructure investment in developing economies

In response to the growing demand for energy infrastructure investment in both developed and developing countries, experts convened at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London, 26 January, to deliberate the commercial and political risks and mechanisms for mitigation.

The conference, titled “Law risk, & finance: time to rethink for the energy sector”, attracted over 75 attendees, comprising students, policy-makers and practitioners in a session that illustrated the growing importance of risk mitigation through political risk insurance instruments and contributed to greater global awareness of the benefits of such risk mitigation tools in promoting foreign investment in infrastructure development

Warwick School of Law awarded Jean Monnet Module funding

The Warwick School of Law has been awarded prestigious Jean Monnet Module funding from the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency to run a series of modules on the theme of European Intellectual Property Law and Policy. These two modules, "European Union Intellectual Property Law & Policy”, and "Developing Intellectual Property Law & Policy in the EU and Beyond” place the UK’s intellectual property laws in their European context, combining legal doctrinal analysis with political science and international relations perspectives on EU integration and negotiation of external commercial policies. As the UK’s relationship with the EU enters a period of change, an understanding of the EU’s policies in this field, as well as the process of EU trade negotiations is of utmost importance to lawyers, policy-makers and industries that may be affected by changes in copyright, patent and trademark law. These modules will be run by Ben Farrand, with additional guest lectures by leading experts in the field of EU intellectual property law.
Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies. For more information, please see: -
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:50 | Tags: Contract Business and Commercial Law Cluster, Research

Giuliano Castellano visits City Law School (City University of London) to discuss regulation and financial markets

During a public event hosted by the City Law School (City University of London) on Thursday 25 February 2016, Giuliano Castellano discusses the relationship between regulation and financial markets in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis with Joris Luyendijk (author, anthropologist and journalist with The Guardian), Brett Scott (author, anthropologist), and Elaine Fahey (City Law School). The event is titled 'Reforming the City through, by or in spite of Law? Exploring Legal and Anthropological Perspectives on Banking and Finance’, for further information and free registration see:

John Snape and Dominic de Cogan (Cambridge) jointly edited issue of Social and Legal Studies

The June issue of Social and Legal Studies has been jointly edited by John Snape and Dominic de Cogan from Cambridge.

The issue focusses on Tax Law: Complexity, Politics and Policymaking.

Details can be found at

The special issue features contributions from, among others, Sol Picciotto (Lancaster), who retains links with Warwick Law School.


Wed 10 Jun 2015, 11:54 | Tags: Contract Business and Commercial Law Cluster, Research

Warwick Law School 7th in UK in Quality of Published Research

In the UK Research Excellence Framework results (announced 18 December 2014), Warwick Law School was assessed as coming 6th out of 67 Law Departments in terms of its Research Environment, 7th in terms of the Quality of its Research and 10th overall.

Full details can be found on the REF website.

New Book: 'Great Debates in Company Law' by Lorraine Talbot

An engaging introduction to some of the more advanced concepts in Company Law and corporate governance, providing a cutting edge for students who are looking to gain additional insights with which to excel. Readers are introduced to the many debates surrounding each core area and presented with the key tensions and questions underlying each topic.

New Book: 'Financial Crisis Containment And Government Guarantees' John Raymond LaBrosse , Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal , Dalvinder Singh

Financial Crisis Containment and Government Guarantees analyses the international community’s commitment to forging enhanced, well thought-out, mechanisms for containing systemic risks in the context of a highly interconnected global financial framework which incorporates ongoing financial innovation.

While use of government guarantees is a central theme, the book also analyses the roles played by prudential regulators, central banks, deposit insurers and treasuries in dealing with the crisis. The book examines how governments, central banks, regulators and deposit insurance agencies have worked together to contain the global financial crisis. Additionally, it focuses on efforts to overcome ongoing obstacles, as well as the most important proposals to improve safety nets, both at the national level and internationally.