University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre
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Explore Our Research

We are proud to showcase our research projects, which have actively engaged with policy makers, international organisations, civil society, practitioners, and the international community.

Our research has powerful impacts on the development and reform of commercial law, including through informing courts’ judgments, provoking debate and influencing socio-legal discussion, and providing evidence for politicians and select committees.

We tirelessly search for ways to improve laws and policies to support a sustainable and vibrant economy.
Dr Sanam Saidova

UNCLC research themes

Business and human rights, and international regulation of business

Maria Paim and Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg

Consumer law

Peter Cartwright, Richard Hyde, and Eliza Varney

Corporate, restructuring and insolvency

Sandra Frisby, Nicholas Gervassis, Irit Mevorach, Susan Morgan, Dionysios Pelekis, Christos Andrikopoulos, and Casey Watters

European and international business, corporate and insolvency law

Irit Mevorach, Jeff Kenner, Narine Ghazaryan, Christos Andrikopoulos, Dionysios Pelekis, and Qianlan Wu

International trade and maritime law

Howard Bennett and Andrea Tosato

International commercial litigation including commercial conflicts of laws and international arbitration

Paul Torremans, Orsolya Toth, Reza Beheshti, Irit Mevorach, and Qianlan Wu

Intellectual property

Paul Torremans, Estelle Derclaye, Nicholas Gervassis, and Andrea Tosato

Law and technology

Oliver Butler, Estelle Derclaye, Nicholas Gervassis, Dionysios Pelekis , Paul Torremans, Andrea Tosato, Alina Trapova, and Ozlem Ulgen

Secured transactions, property and finance

Sandra Frisby, Christopher Sargeant, Sanam Saidova, and Andrea Tosato


Engagement and impact

Rebuilding a Resilient Britain, final reports with contributions from UNCLC

The Government Office for Science, the Chief Scientific Advisers and ESRC Areas of Research Interest teams launched The Rebuilding a Resilient Britain project during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project aimed to address issues related to Britain’s recovery from the pandemic. UNCLC members Professor Irit Mevorach, Dr Qianlan Wu, Dr Marianthi Pappa, Dr Sandra Frisby and Professor Robert McCorquodale contributed to the work of the Trade and Aid working group and its final report (‘Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid’).


Commercial Law Centre and UNIDROIT


Intellectual property collateral in secured transactions

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Tax problems experienced by older people



Influencing regulation on corporate responsibility


Designing private international law rules that are fit for intellectual property


Strengthening policy for cross-border and enterprise groups insolvency


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15 years of design litigation in the EU Member States

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Restricting the defence of inherent vice



University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre

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