Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law

Learn more about the work the Group undertakes

The Group is committed to fostering an intellectual environment and advancing scholarship within business and finance law. The Group’s key research areas include:

  • Banking and financial regulation
  • Financial crime
  • Financial technology (FinTech) and artificial intelligence in business
  • Corporate governance
  • RegTech and LegalTech
  • International Economic Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Maritime Law

One of the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group’s key successes was its contribution to the corporate governance and financial regulation debate, especially in relation to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.

As part of this work, the Group:

  • Influenced policy makers and stakeholders
  • Influenced behavioural norms in relation to risk management and compliance
  • Provided supervision and regulation of governance of banks and systemically important financial systems

In addition to this success, the Group has published widely. For example, Focus 13 Challenges in Group Governance: The Governance of Cross-Border Bank Subsidiaries, which is an International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank) publication. This publication offers practical guidance for responding to the challenges of bank subsidiary governance.

Collaborative projects are key to the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group and researchers have formed partnerships with a range of institutions and organisations, including: the University of West of England, Coventry University, the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto.

The Group also has a presence at prominent conferences, such as the World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries and the International Corporate Governance Network Academic Conference.

Funding for the Group’s work has come from a Winston Churchill Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University Early Career Researcher Fellowship, Max Planck Scholarship, Society of Legal Scholars and the Inner Temple.

"My experience as a research assistant within the Business, Corporate, Banking and Finance Law Research Group has been second to none. Through my involvement I have been lucky to get the opportunity to work alongside some truly fantastic academics, all of whom have nurtured and supported me massively in my research. The research projects that I am involved in are not just fascinating but have helped me to take major steps forward in my career. I believe my involvement in the Research Group was a decisive factor in recently helping me to secure a major PhD scholarship with LJMU. The Research Group has already made some very important contributions to its areas of research and I am confident it will long continue to do so in the future. "

George Lamb -
Liverpool John Moores University PhD Scholar and Research Assistant

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Get in touch with researchers from the Group

Contact: Dr. Alison Lui Ph.D, LL.M, LL.B, FHEA, ATCL, Solicitor


Call: +44(0) 151 2313288


Redmonds Building 
Brownlow Hill
L3 5UG