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Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation
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  • Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation

    The home of commercial law and allied disciplines at Reading

Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation

Gerard McMeel The Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation was founded in March 2011.


It is directed by Professor Gerard McMeel QC.

The Executive Director is assisted by an Advisory Board comprising of:

Professor James Devenney, Head of the Reading University Law School

Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School and Director of the ICMA Centre

Dr Carol Padgett, Head of School, ICMA Centre

Ass. Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

The Executive Board also consists of an International Advisory Committee comprising individuals of outstanding international reputation in the field of commercial law and financial regulation. The International Advisory Committee members contribute to the CCLFR's activities and advise its executive directors on strategy and international policy implications.

International Advisory Board

Joe Norton, James L Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Financial Institutions Law (SMU); and formerly Sir John Lubbock Professor of Banking Law ( London) (1993-2004) 

Philip Wood, Head, Allen & Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit, Special Global Counsel, Visiting Professor in International Financial Law, University of Oxford, Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge

Ugo Panizza, Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit in the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of UNCTAD

Ray Labrosse, Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick, Partner, Patterson & LaBrosse Financial Consultants Ltd

Charles Chatterjee, Global Policy Institute (founding member), Queen Mary College, University of London

Agasha Mugasha, Professor of Commercial Law, School of Law, University of Essex

Lookchan Ho, Member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Group, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer

Rosa M Lastra, Professor of International Financial and Monetary Law Centre for Commercial Law Studies Queen Mary, University of London

Professor Douglas Arner, Director, Asian Institute of International Financial Law Director, University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road Hong Kong

Professor Guido Alpa, University of Roma 'La Sapienza'

Peter Romary, Partner, QVerity; Of Counsel, Tanner & Romary, PA; Senior Consultant, Sigma Threat Management Associates; Teaching Associate Professor, East Carolina University; Honorary Consul of the Republic of Namibia to North Carolina (2007-2012)

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