Professor Andreas Rahmatian
- Professor of Commercial Law (School of Law)
Andreas Rahmatian joined the School of Law in 2010, after having been at the University of Leicester and the University of Stirling. He obtained his first degree in law and a PhD in Private Law (Unjustified Enrichment) from the University of Vienna and completed another degree in musicology and history there. He also has an LLM from the University of London (comparative law and intellectual property law). He worked as an associate attorney at law in Vienna and qualified as a solicitor with a City firm in London before he became a full-time academic. During the academic year 2014-15 he was a fellow (résident) at the Institut d'études avancées in Nantes, France, where his project was a critical legal theory of money. He teaches commercial law and intellectual property law at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises PhD students in these subject areas.
Intellectual property law and its relationship to private law; property theory; commercial law and international commercial and banking law; comparative private and commercial law; intellectual history and the law and, in connection, legal theory; legal history; music, art, aesthetics and copyright law.
Rahmatian, A. (2011) Copyright and Creativity: The Making of Property Rights in Creative Works. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. ISBN 9781848442467
Rahmatian, A. (2019) Credit and Creed: a Critical Legal Theory of Money. Series: Routledge Research in Finance and Banking Law. Routledge. ISBN 9780367181031
Rahmatian, A. (2013) A fundamental critique of the law-and-economics analysis of intellectual property rights. In: Dinwoodie, G.B. (ed.) Methods and Perspectives in Intellectual Property. Series: ATRIP intellectual property series. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 71-113. ISBN 9781782549970
Rahmatian, A. (2015) The elements of music relevant for copyright protection. In: Rahmatian, A. (ed.) Concepts of Music and Copyright: How Music Perceives Itself and How Copyright Perceives Music. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 78-122. ISBN 9781783478187
Rahmatian, A. (2017) Indirect sovereignty through property rights. Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law, 7(2), pp. 58-90. 4.
Rahmatian, A. (2013) Originality in UK Copyright Law: The Old 'Skill and Labour' Doctrine Under Pressure. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 44(4), pp. 4-34. (doi: 10.1007/s40319-012-0003-4)
Dr Andreas Rahmatian has been awarded the following grants:
£10,250 awarded by the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study for research on A Critical Theory of Money.
£2,200 awarded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland for research travel to Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, USA for Research on Lord Kames.
£500 awarded by The Clark Foundation for Legal Education for Academic research on the true relevance of the Institutional Writer in Scots legal practice today.
Research Students Under Supervision
Obiora Godwin Ezike - 'Functionalism, Legal Transfers and the Financial Collateral Directive'