Centre for Commercial Law

About the centre

Lord Mansfield 1705-1793
The principal object of UCL’s Commercial Law Centre is to promote excellence in the research and teaching of international commercial law. An important aspect of the Centre’s role is to bridge the gap between academic law and its practical application.

The work of the Centre explores the socio-economic, political and theoretical importance of commercial law. A principal aim is to bring coherence and theoretical direction to a subject traditionally viewed as merely an amorphous category or convenient umbrella term. Consistent with this aim, UCL scholars give voice to a distinctive position which views commercial law as a fundamental bedrock of principles underpinning otherwise diverse areas of private and public law. In so doing, we challenge traditional subject boundaries (such as 'contract', 'restitution' etc), drawing upon the Faculty's jurisprudential strengths to develop a solid unifying theoretical framework. The Faculty's commercial law research strength embraces both civilian and common law perspectives, as well as the transnational nature of commercial enterprise in the global economy.

International Corporate Rescue
Editor-in-Chief: Mark Fennessy, Proskauer Rose LLP

International Corporate Rescue is the bi-monthly journal from Chase Cambria Publishing published in association with Centre for Commercial Law, UCL. International Corporate Rescue covers the most relevant issues in the topical area of insolvency and corporate rescue law and practice. This is the journal with global reach. It covers the key jurisdictions and core regions of the US, UK, Asia and Europe. Each issue will bring superbly authoritative articles on the most pertinent business issues written by the leading experts in the field.

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The Rt.Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE
Honorary Director

Advisory Committee
Juliet Blanch, McDermott Will & Emery
Nick Bromfield, Lovells
Richard Calnan, Norton Rose
Mark Fennessy, Proskauer Rose LLP
Sir Gavin Lightman
Michael Mendelowitz, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Graham Penn, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
Richard Turner, Allen & Overy
Mark Walsh, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
Edward Walker-Arnott, Herbert Smith