Research in commercial and competition law

Commercial and competition law is a substantial area of research in the School of Law. Its focus encompasses commercial transactions, security interests, legal entities, corporate finance, corporate governance and financial regulation. In competition law the focus is on the law and economics of competition, merger control and the international implications of competition law. Research methodology within this theme is increasingly diverse, spanning doctrinal, historical, empirical, comparative and law & economics.

The research agenda is linked with other themes in the School as follows:

  • Legal Theory – overlapping focus on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Private Law – the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law 
  • Intellectual Property – shared interests in IP’s impact on competition and the EU single market

We aim to engage effectively beyond the academic community in developing and disseminating our research. Examples of the impact of our research in policy-making and legal reform are shown below.