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About Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL)

The Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) includes members committed to research on law and the economy, including markets and their limitations. We take a pluralistic and interdisciplinary approach, informed by both the social sciences and the humanities, and engage with a variety of perspectives, including doctrinal, socio-legal and empirical, law and economics, critical, philosophical, historical and comparative.

The Institute provides a welcoming community for our researchers, including postgraduate students and visiting scholars from around the world.

SICCL members are actively involved in research and policy-making in many aspects of corporate and commercial law (broadly conceived), including:

  • Contract Law: Dr Joe Atkinson; Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz
  • Company Law, including Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Dr Luke Blindell
  • Labour Law: Dr Joe Atkinson
  • Law and Development: Dr Ding Chen
  • Regulation & Governance: Professor Bojan Bugarič; Dr Richard Craven
  • Restitution: Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz
  • Tort Law:  Dr Joe Atkinson; Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz
  • Trade Law: Professor Bojan Bugarič; Dr Richard Craven

Our Publications

Our members regularly publish world-leading recognised work. Research publications span most areas in Corporate and Commercial Law. Here are a few key examples.

Professor Naomi Hawkins

Edited books

Journal articles

Dr Sally Zhu

Journal articles

Dr Kayode Akintola


Journal articles

  • Akintola K & Samanta N (2023) Directors' Duties towards Shareholders and Creditors in a Corporate Insolvency - Legal and Practical Implications of the UK Supreme Court’s decision in BTI 2014 LLV v Sequana SA. International Company and Commercial Law Review, 34(5).

Dr Luke Blindell

Journal articles

Dr Ding Chen

Journal articles

Dr Richard Craven

Journal articles

Dr Nwanneka Ezechukwu

Journal articles

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.