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Dr Mohammed Khair Alshaleel

Senior Lecturer
Essex Law School
Dr Mohammed Khair Alshaleel
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874713

  • Location

    4SB.5.21, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

Profile

Biography

Dr Mohammed Alshaleel joined Essex Law School as a Lecturer in September 2017 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2022. He has an LLB from the University of Damascus where he graduated as the Best Student of the Faculty of Law. Mohammed holds an LLM in International Trade Law and a PhD in Law from the University of Essex. He is an Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice. Dr Mohammed has recently published his new book 'The Regulation and Governance of Mutual Funds: UK and US Perspectives on Investor Protection'. In 2017, he launched two Islamic modules: Introduction to Islamic law and Islamic banking and finance law. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mohammed has particular interests in international financial law, international trade law and Islamic banking and finance law. He has taught subjects such as Company Law, Islamic Banking and Finance Law, International Trade Law, Introduction to Islamic Law, International Trade Finance Law, International Financial Law, and Contract law. Dr Mohammed has presented papers in several international conferences and has published in reputable international journals in the areas of financial regulations and Islamic banking and finance law. Dr Mohammed has recently obtained research funding to work on a new project 'Digitalising International Trade Finance Process: Interrelationships, Constraints and Opportunities'. Dr Mohammed is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the Essex Finance Centre (EFiC), the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences and the Arab Lawyers Association.

Qualifications

  • LLB Damascus University

  • LLM (International Trade Law) The University of Essex,

  • PhD (Law) The University of Essex,

Appointments

Other academic

  • Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - 30/9/2022)

  • Part-time Lecturer, School of law, University of Essex (1/9/2016 - 30/4/2017)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of law, University of Essex (1/9/2013 - 31/8/2016)

  • Senior Lecturer in law, University of Essex (1/10/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Financial Law

Financial Regulation

Commercial Law

Islamic Financial Law

Banking Law

Current research

Digitalising International Trade Finance Process: Interrelationships, Constraints and Opportunities

This project has been awarded the QNRF’s CWSP grant.

Conferences and presentations

Financial Law and Regulation Conference 2023

12/9/2023

Resolving ESG-Related Agency Conflicts: The Case of Mutual Funds

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2023, Oxford, 27/6/2023

The Mutual Funds Industry and ESG Integration

Financial Law and Regulation Conference, London, United Kingdom, 1/7/2022

International Trade Finance Parties and Digital Innovation

Digitalising International Trade Finance Processes: Interrelationships, Constraints, Opportunities and Perspectives, Qatar, Doha, Qatar, 30/3/2022

AI, Smart Contracts and Fintech in International Trade Finance

Invited presentation, Fintech: Finance, Technology, Policy and Law, The UK, Colchester, United Kingdom, 23/3/2022

The UK and the EU's Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: How will Brexit affect the UK's Anti-Money Laundering Laws?

Invited presentation, 1 St GPDRL International Symposium on Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Legal Socio- Economic Issues and Way Forward., Prinnce Sultan University, Saudi Arabia, 11/4/2021

The UK and the EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Exceeding Expectations

Kuwait International Law School’s 7th Annual International Conference, 10/10/2020

Islamic finance, sustainable development and developing countries: Linkages and Potential, Kuwait International Law School’s 6th Annual International Conference, Kuwait.

Kuwait, 3/5/2019

Money Market Funds Reforms in the US and the EU: the Quest for Financial Stability, 3rd Law & Political Science Conference, Lisbon (2018)

Lisbon, Portugal, 25/9/2018

Money Market Funds Reforms in the EU and the US: the Quest for Financial Stability, 8th Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, University of Oxford (2018)

8th Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom, 5/3/2018

The Regulation and Governance of Mutual Funds in the UK in the Quest for Investor Protection Lessons for Middle Eastern Countries, 2nd Academic International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge (2017)

2nd Academic International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 22/5/2017

Mutual Funds Regulation and Governance: Increased Investors Protection, PhD Research Conference, University of Essex (2015)

PhD Research Conference, Colchester, United Kingdom, 12/2/2015

Current Challenges in Corporate Governance: Between Regulatory and Shareholder Activism, University of Bedfordshire (2013).

Current Challenges in Corporate Governance: Between Regulatory and Shareholder Activism, Luton, United Kingdom, 11/4/2013

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Islamic Law (LW359)

  • Legal Research and Academic Skills (LW517)

  • International Trade Finance Law (LW601)

  • Postgraduate research methods and professional development (LW987)

  • Legal Research Skills (LW254)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Alshaleel, MK., Digitalizing the End-to-End International Trade Finance Process and the Law: A Mission for the Entire Ecosystem (forthcoming 2024).. European Business Law Review

Alshaleel, M., The Extraterritoriality of the GDPR and Its Effect on GCC Businesses (forthcoming 2024). Global Journal of Comparative Law

Alshaleel, M. and Osuji, O., (2025). Mutual Funds, ESG and Gatekeeper Responsibility: Challenges and Resolution of Agency Conflicts (forthcoming 2025). European Business Law Review

Alshaleel, MK. and Hoekstra, J., (2021). A Decade After the Global Financial Crisis: New Regulatory Challenges to Financial Stability. European Business Law Review. 32 (1), 117-156

Alshaleel, M., (2020). Money Market Funds Reforms in the US and the EU: the Quest for Financial Stability. European Business Law Review. 31 (2), 303-335

Alshaleel, M., (2020). The UK and the EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Exceeding Expectations. European Company Law. 17 (4), 123-132

Van Ho, TL. and Alshaleel, MK., (2018). The Mutual Fund Industry and the Protection of Human Rights. Human Rights Law Review. 18 (1), 1-29

Alshaleel, MK., (2016). Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive V: Increased Protection for Investors'. European Company Law. 13 (1), 14-22

Books (1)

Alshaleel, M., (2022). Regulation and Governance of Mutual Funds: United Kingdom and United States of America Perspectives on Investor Protection.. Routledge. 9780367645175

Book chapters (1)

Alshaleel, M., (2019). Islamic finance, sustainable development and developing countries: Linkages and Potential. In: Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Markets - Institutions, Actors and Sustainable Development. Editors: Osuji, O., Ngwu, FN. and Jamali, D., . Cambridge University Press. 281- 305. 9781108472111

Contact

mkalsh@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874713

Location:

4SB.5.21, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

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