The aim of the Centre is to provide an environment for high quality research in all aspects of national, international, transnational, and comparative law, relating to commerce and finance, with scope for particular attention to be paid to emerging markets. The Centre supports interdisciplinary research in these fields, and seeks to provide an opportunity for interaction between academics, practitioners, and policy makers from around the world.  The Centre aims to nurture and encourage the researchers of the future in this important area of legal scholarship.

Professor Louise Gullifer is the director of the Centre.

The Commercial Law Centre welcomes visiting researchers, and has programmes for visiting academics and junior academics.  Further information about the visiting researcher programmes may be found here.

Publications

  • P Pichonnaz and L Gullifer, set-off in arbitration and commercial transactions (Oxford University Press 2014)
  • L Gullifer and J Payne, Corporate Finance Law: Principles and Policy (2nd edn Hart Publishing 2015)
    The second edition of this acclaimed book continues to provide a discussion of key theoretical and policy issues in corporate finance law. Fully updated it reflects developments in the law and the markets in the continuing aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. One of its distinctive features is that it gives equal coverage to both the equity and debt sides of corporate finance law, and seeks, where possible, to compare the two. This book covers a broad range of topics regarding the debt and equity raising choices of companies of all sizes, from SMEs to the largest publicly traded enterprises, and the mechanisms by which those providing capital are protected. Each chapter analyses the present law critically so as to enable the reader to understand the difficulties, risks and tensions in this area of law, and the attempts made by the legislature and the courts, as well as the parties involved, to deal with them. This book will be of interest to practitioners, academics and students engaged in the practice and study of corporate finance law.