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About the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law

The Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law is a research community at Edinburgh Law School at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.

Old College Quad

The aim of the Centre is to foster research in Scottish, British,European and International commercial law; to promote excellence the teaching of commercial law; and to foster links between the academic community and the legal profession.

The members of the Centre conduct research in various fields of commercial law including company law, banking law, labour law, agency law and consumer protection law. In all these cases we study Scots and UK commercial law in its comparative European or international context.

The Centre for Commercial Law was launched in 2008 with a lecture by Stephen Woolman QC.

The co-directors of the Centre are Dr Parker Hood and Dr Longjie Lu.

2019 - present

Hon Lady Wolffe

2012 - 2019

Rt Hon Lord Glennie

2008 - 2012

Rt Hon Lord Reed

Edinburgh Law School is a thriving and world-class academic research community, which is enhanced by regular intellectual exchanges with colleagues from the across the UK and internationally. The Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law welcomes scholars and students who work in the field and who want to spend time within the Centre.

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Past Commercial Law Visitors

Professor Hun Mok Lee (Kyungpook National University, South Korea), July 2017 to July 2018

Professor Maximillian Fuchs (University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt), March 2012 (MacCormick Fellow)

Dr Ruth Dukes (University of Glasgow), November 2011-June 2012 (MacCormick Fellow)

Mr Josep Canabate-Perez (The University Autonomous of Barcelona), July-October 2011

Ms Olga Paz-Torres (The University Autonomous of Barcelona), July-October 2011

Professor Irene-Marie Esser (University of South Africa), July-August 2010

Mr Jürgen Heinzelmann (Universität Jena), April 2007

Mr Jan Biemans (Radboud University, Nijmegen), April-May 2007

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