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Visiting Speakers

Guest speakers from practice, industry, government and international organisations are frequently invited to our commercial law programs and courses.

 Recent speakers included: 

  • Mark Smith; Matt Rigg, Deputy Directors at the UK Government BEIS (Department of Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills) legal advisers – issues in company law and insolvency from a legislator/ policy-maker perspective; the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA); the policy on transparency and trust in UK business; consultation on insolvency and corporate governance (2018); BEIS and Brexit (Autumn term, 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019).
  • Jenny Clift - UNCITRAL Working Group V Secretariat; Neil Cooper, Life President of INSOL Europe - the history of UNCITRAL working group V and reform projects in the area of international insolvency (spring term 2015).
  • Neil Cooper, Life President of INSOL Europe, lecture on ‘The Problem of Cross-Border Insolvency - A View from the Practice’ (spring term, 2013).
  • Professor Ansgar Ohly (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich), lecture on trademark law, March 2011
  • Professor Pascal Kamina (Université de Franche-Comté), lecture on film protection under French copyright law, March 2012
  • Dr Sheena Linehan, Potter Clarkson (Nottingham) on what a patent agent does, March 2012
  • Professor Christophe Geiger (Director of CEIPI, U. Strasbourg), lecture on COPYRIGHT enforcement, October 2013 
  • Mr Justice Arnold (High Court of England and Wales) – “The CJEU case law on the right of communication to the public”, November 2013 
  • Mr Justice Birss (High Court of England and Wales) - "What is copyright for?", December 2014
  • The Rt. Honourable Professor Sir Robin Jacob (formerly judge at the Court of Appeal and now prof at UCL), lecture on UK case law on designs, January 2015
  • Trevor Cook, Partner at Wilmer Hale (New York), and Honorary Professor Victor Nabhan, past president of ALAI, have also given lectures respectively on infringement on the internet and on international copyright law

University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre

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