International Trade & Finance

Think Tank Programme
International Trade & Finance

Our Programme

This Programme is dedicated to producing research-based policies that address current issues in the world of International Trade and Finance. We aim to work with stakeholders to answer pressing issues and to suggest recommendations to avert future problems in these fields. Through our multidisciplinary work, we collaborate with researchers, professionals, academics and policymakers to create innovative solutions and influence change. Among the different projects we will undertake this year, we will be working on: Cyber Security and Online Banking, Central Bank-backed Digital Currencies and Protecting Investors in Financial Crises

Programme Leads

Dr. Wael Saghir

Junior Fellow

LLB, BSc, LLM, PhD
Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in International Trade & Finance

Wael is an International Consultant and a Visiting Lecturer at leading UK institutions. He is an expert in investment risks and protection, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and in international business and financial law. Wael is actively presenting his findings at international conferences and has published monographs and articles archived at the US Consumer Financial Bureau and the US Export Import Bank on international financial law and investment regulations. He is an Associate Editor at the ISLRev Journal and active member at international organisations including SLS, LCIA and ASA.

Prof Peter Muchlinski

Fellow

SOAS University of London

Peter Muchlinski is Emeritus Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to joining SOAS, he was Professor of Law and International Business at Kent Law School, University of Kent (2001-5). He was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics (1983-1998), and Drapers’ Professor of Law in the Law Department of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, from 1998 to 2001. He specialises in international business and economic law, comparative corporate law and international investment law in which fields he has authored numerous papers and articles. His more recent published work concentrates on business and human rights. In 1990 he qualified as a barrister in the field of commercial and European law and is a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, London. He has also acted as a legal adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on investment law and policy issues between 1997 and 2012.

Blog Posts

Saghir, Wael

Welcome To App World

With almost everything imaginable turned into a mobile application accessible by smartphone users, it’s no surprise that tech companies are constantly innovating and introducing new products and services that cater to the growing demand for life online.

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Saghir, Wael

COVID-19’s Dirty Little Secret

As the current health pandemic continues to affect our daily lives as consumers, employees, businesses and investors, one may wonder what its impact has been on financial crime. Has COVID-19 contributed to the increase in financial crime (particularly in the digital sphere)?

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Saghir, Wael

Lockdown? Locked Out!

The pandemic we are experiencing now is having an immense effect on how we go about living our daily lives. For us mere mortals, it is something we are learning to adapt to, which is proving difficult at times.

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Saghir, Wael

Adopting Change, Adapting to Change

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to adapt to new ways of living and have been forced to adopt new means of productivity. These means are mainly centered around utilizing technology that has not yet been properly incorporated into work.

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Saghir, Wael

Financial Technology in the time of COVID-19

In recent history we have experienced multiple health outbreaks (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-Cov) and Swine Flu (H1N1) that have resulted in devastating loss of lives and livelihoods.

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