The Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab aims to be the leading interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder global research hub in the study of new and emerging technologies in dispute resolution. The Lab brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to promote knowledge transfer and incubation of cutting-edge research in this field.

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The Lab is led by Dr Mimi Zou, Fangda Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law at St Hugh's College, Oxford and Mark Beer OBE, Visiting Fellow at the Saïd Business School. There are currently 12 affiliated researchers from different disciplines, including law, computer science, mathematics, finance, economics, and philosophy.

The Lab has recently set up an advisory board that will provide strategic input in the development and success of the Lab's goals and activities. The board is comprised of trusted leaders and experts from diverse sectors who will add significant value to the Lab's growth.

The board's internal advisers from Oxford are: Professor Dev Gangjee (Law) and Professor Thomas Melham (Computer Science).

The board's external advisers include:

Marat Aitenov, First Deputy CEO, Astana International Financial Centre Authority

Matthew Arnold, Principal, Oxford Science Innovation

Christina Blacklaws, Chair, LawTech Delivery Panel

Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE, House of Lords / DLA Piper

Helen Lamprell, General Counsel and Director of External Affairs , Vodafone UK

Matthew McGrath, CEO, Emissary Holdings

Alessandro Palombo, CEO,

Rebecca Priestley, CEO, Outer Temple Chambers

Colin Rule, Vice-President, Tyler Tech & Lecturer, Stanford Law School

Kim Siegel, Managing Director, Global Legal Solutions


You can find out more on the Lab's website.