|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. Research activities can
be distilled into the following broad themes, which
may give some flavour of the depth and breadth of our vision:
Theoretical Foundations of Commercial Law
Riz Mokal draws upon legal and moral philosophy to assess
the ends that are, and those that ought to be, pursued by laws governing
property and corporate insolvency, and upon economics to determine whether
those ends are pursued in a way that minimises the waste of social resources.
His research has led to the reconceptualisation of some of the most fundamental
aspects of these laws.
A consistent theme of Valentine Korah's research concerns
the attempt to provide an underpinning economic theory for EU competition
law and policy.
Transnational and Comparative Commercial Law
Lucinda Miller focuses on a comparative analysis of
the non-performance of contractual obligations. She is one of the few
English contributors to debate concerning major reform of the French Law
Ian Fletcher's research covers both corporate and personal
bankruptcy and he is recognised as a leading authority on the transnational
and comparative aspects of this jurisprudence. He has made key contributions
to the formulation of international instruments governing this aspect
of law, and to the translation of such instruments to municipal legal
Arad Reisberg is researching issues surrounding corporate
governance and financial markets in a global environment. Drawing on comparative
legal, economic and psychological analysis, his research encompasses the
interaction between different disciplines such as economics, law, finance
Florian Wagner-von Papp's work has focused on competition
law, especially exchange of information between competitors, and contract
including self-exclusion agreements.
Robert Sullivan's interest on legal responses to fraudulent
and corrupt conduct in commercial contexts and his research on the juridical
bases of corporate criminal liability will develop further the Faculty's
contribution on corporate governance and responsibility.
Robert Stevens has worked collaboratively with scholars
from across the European Union in producing comparative law work on insolvency,
security rights and private international law.
As the various aspects of work in this field mature further, the Faculty
aspires to revolutionise the way in which established areas of private
and public law are thought about, taught and practised within the UK and