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Sara Razai

Biography Dr. Sara Razai joined BIICL in 2002. Sara is the International Projects Lead and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Law. Holding a PhD in Law from University College London, Sara specialises in empirical legal research with findings informing policy-making at national and international levels. Current research projects include a UKRI funded project  in cooperation with Kyoto University to investigate the new legal issues arising from the pandemic with a focus on…

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Helen Dodds

Helen is an international lawyer, consultant and board member. She is a (now non-practising) Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England Wales and holds a CEDR mediator accreditation. She was previously Global Head of Legal, Dispute Resolution at Standard Chartered Bank, and also a non-executive director of the London Court of International Arbitration.  Currently she works as a consultant with a number of organisations including academic bodies, governments and lawtech start ups. She…

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Protection and recovery for vulnerable groups, post pandemic: European and Asian approaches

EVENTS Protection and recovery for vulnerable groups, post pandemic:  European and Asian approaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In the post-pandemic era, business and human rights protection underwent significant shifts. Global supply chain disruptions exposed the need for greater…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the remedy for many of the economic, social, political and cultural contentions in an epoch where social demographics are unbalance, economic growth is slowing, labour markets are fragile, and global trade is wracked with protectionism.  The arrival of the pandemic has heightened calls for AI and big data to help innovate economies out of the worst. This transition presents significant challenges for the ecosystems of law firms, and the requirements…

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The Elgar Companion to Regulating AI and Big Data in Emerging Economies (2023)

The Elgar Companion to Regulating AI and Big Data in Emerging Economies is Co-edited by Professor Mark Findlay, Honorary Senior Fellow at BIICL.  The Companion highlights the regulatory needs and priorities of emerging economies in the context of AI and big data, offering a unique perspective on the role of regulation in the Global South within a techno-dependent societal perspective. Amplifying overlooked voices in scholarly discussions, the book introduces a fresh approach for…

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Breathing Space- Concept Notes on the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts

The Breathing Space Concept note arose out of a meeting on 7 April 2020 hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, attended by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Sir David Edward, Sir William Blair, Professor Spyros Maniatis, Professor Malik Dahlan and Keith Ruddock. It was felt that in the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a universal challenge, a debate should happen as a matter of priority on the necessary…

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BIICL expands Breathing Space initiative by publishing guidelines in seven languages

BIICL is proud to announce the expansion of the Breathing Space initiative as Concept Note 3 the BIICL Guidelines are translated into seven additional languages Concept Note 3 is a set of guidelines published in September 2020 by a group of leading commercial lawyers which set out practical ways in which corporates might be encouraged to adopt a more conciliatory approach to COVID-19 related contractual disputes without prejudicing or altering parties' legal rights. Helen Dodds, former Global…

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