Queen Mary, University of London

Research and Publications

Research in the School of International Arbitration

We are the leading research centre in Europe, and arguably the world, on the subject of International Arbitration and Litigation. All academic members of the School of International Arbitration have a wide range of high-profile publications with a major impact on arbitration and litigation doctrine and practice. Our research projects focus on a wide area of topical issues in international arbitration, including enforcement of arbitral awards and settlement of disputes, the use of transnational rules and lex mercatoria for the settlement of disputes, investment arbitration, oil and energy disputes, the increasing harmonisation and internationalisation of international arbitration procedure, arbitration and third parties, arbitrability of disputes, the interface between arbitration and litigation, conflict of jurisdictions, business mediation and ADR, and regional systems of international arbitration. The School also conducts unique empirical studies with the financial support of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and in 2012 and 2010, White & Case.

PhD Programme

The School of International Arbitration's academic staff currently supervises a selective group of no more than ten PhD students. Students pursuing a research degree at the School of International Arbitration benefit from a vibrant academic community at the School and have the opportunity to attend regular seminars and events with the participation of major academics and practitioners in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution. All students have access to the Queen Mary, University of London Law Library, all major electronic databases, including the Kluwerarbitration.com database (the only all-arbitration dedicated online database), and the world famous library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

For more information about research degrees at the School of Law, visit www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate.

SIA Database

We maintain a bibliography and legislation database on arbitration.

Empirical Research The School also conducts unique empirical studies with the financial support of White & Case (2012 and 2010) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2008 and 2006). The first empirical study was completed in 2006, with others in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The 2013 surveys are in progress.