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Professor Rob Merkin

"I like the intellectual challenge of law, solving problems, trying to work out answers from previous situations and dealing with completely new issues. One of the things I do is straddle both academia and practice. When I go to law firms, I actually learn what’s going on in the market and that feeds into what I teach. I’m able to teach what really matters." Read more.

Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law

About us

Members also deliver the LLM in International Commercial Law, a programme which offers unrivalled opportunities to study across a range of modules taught by leading academics.

Our wide range of specialisms includes:

  • banking law
  • corporate governance and social responsibility
  • energy law
  • insolvency law
  • consumer protection
  • contract law
  • insurance and reinsurance law
  • international arbitration
  • finance and credit law
  • international trade
  • maritime law
  • business structures
  • investment law
  • financial markets law and regulation
  • competition law
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • intellectual property law 

The Centre fuses the experience of academic lawyers and practising lawyers, and the impact of their work is far-reaching. For example, in addition to being frequently cited in the courts, members of the Centre have advised:

  • Committees of the European Parliament
  • the House of Commons
  • the National Assembly for Wales
  • the Northern Irish Government
  • the Law Commission
  • the Irish Environmental Protection Agency
  • the UNEP
  • the UNDP
  • the Secretariat for the Bonn Convention
  • the Australian Attorney-General’s Department

Our members

The Centre fuses the experience of academic lawyers and practising lawyers, and the impact of their work is far-reaching.

Co-directors 

 

Members

Student members 

  • Ms Rebecca Goudman-Peachey
  • Mr Harry Jayakrishnan
  • Mr Yonghui Bao
  • Mr Florian Lheureux
  • Mr Yunus Yildiz
  • Mr Pete Underwood 

Events

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9 September - 9 October 201916:30

Regional Law firm Careers speed networking

Join us for an afternoon of networking with law firms from across the South West. Take the opportunity to talk to them about what they look for in a potential intern or trainee and what a successful application looks like. Full details
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20 September 201917:30

University of Exeter Law School in Cornwall - launch event

Join us to celebrate this unique new venture by Exeter Law School - to teach and research law primarily as an interdisciplinary subject. Full details
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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2019, Singapore. Full details
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18 October 201917:30

Penryn Campus: Where your Law degree can take you - alumni discussion panel

Come along to our Alumni discussion panel and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Law degrees!. Full details
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18 October 201917:30

Careers Discussion at Exeter Law School Cornwall / Skol an Lagha Karesk

Come along to our Alumni discussion panel and speak to a number of Exeter graduates who have taken different career routes with their Law degrees! This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with a number of prestigious Law Alumni, find out about their careers, and learn about what steps you can take to follow a similar path. All graduates are from within the last six years, so they will be able to provide perspectives and advice careers in law. There will be a drinks and nibbles reception afterwardsin Exchange RED, where you will have chance to speak with all the Alumni. Full details
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29 October 201913:00

When politics and diplomacy collide; the conflict spiral in the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

An investigation into the conflicting interests and powerplay revealed in the behaviour of the main protagonists- USSR and USA. A brief overview of this dangerous incident will be provided, but the main focus will be an analysis of public versus private decisions. We'll look at the personal drives and motivations of key figures such as John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushev and discover why was not all as it seemed... Full details
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Studying

Members of the Centre are involved in supervising postgraduate research students in all areas of commercial and corporate law.  Use our expertise search to find academics in your chosen area. 

For more details, including funding options, please see our postgraduate research programmes webpage.

Our members also deliver the LLM in International Commercial Law, a programme which offers unrivalled opportunities to study across a range of modules taught by leading academics in their field.

Non-media

For non-media enquiries relating to the Centre and its work please contact one of the Co-Directors, Dr Joseph Lee or Dr Séverine Sainter.

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Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law
Law School - Amory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive
Exeter
Devon
UK
EX4 4RJ

Media

Media enquiries are also welcome - please contact:

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 722307
Email: pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk