Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Dr Mohd Hwaidi

Birmingham Law School
Lecturer in Law (Teaching & Research)

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Hwaidi is a Lecturer in Law (teaching & research) at the University of Birmingham (UK). He is the course leader of Competition Law and teaches Cyberlaw at the LLM (Master) Programme in the Law School at the University of Birmingham. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London UCL- Centre of Blockchain and a Fellow of UK Higher Education.

Dr Hwaidi has published many articles in world leading peer-reviewed law journals. These include articles on the role of law and sociology on designing Blockchain platforms for commercial transactions. He is the founder of 'The Advisory Network For The Future of Blockchain (ANFB)'. Dr Hwaidi has a track record of publications in the area of the law of documentary letters of credit. He is the author of the book Al-Hwaidi in the Law and Practice of Documentary Letters of Credit which is a functional comparative study between English law, Arabic laws as well as other national laws as a scholarly reference to courts and academics

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University (2014)

PhD title: "An evaluation of the efficacy of UCP 600 within English and Jordanian legal offers and Jordanian commercial practices"

  • Master of Laws (International commercial law), Northumbria University Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Jordan

Biography

Dr Hwaidi is a Lecturer in Law (teaching & research) at the University of Birmingham (UK). He is the course leader of Competition Law and teaches Cyberlaw at the LLM (Master) Programme in the Law School at the University of Birmingham. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London UCL- Centre of Blockchain and a Fellow of UK Higher Education.

Before joining the University of Birmingham, he was a Lecturer in Law (teaching & research) at the University of Dundee leading both the Principles of E-Commerce Law and the International Sale of Goods at the LLM (Master) Programme. He was the Representative of Law for international recruitment. He was a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at the Nottingham Trent University. In addition to his extensive experience as an academic lawyer, he has experience as a practicing lawyer admitted to the Jordanian Bar where he represented clients at different classification of courts, and he was the legal advocate of the World Islamic Science and Education University. He holds a PhD in law, LLM (Master) in International Commercial Law and Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

 

Teaching

Dr Hwaidi is the module leader of LLM Competition Law, LLB Equity and Trusts Law and he teaches LLM Cyberlaw. He has designed many modules in different universities including LLM E-Commerce, LLM International Sale of Goods, LLM Cyberlaw, International Trade Law and Banking Law.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Hwaidi currently accepts PhD candidates in the following areas:
• Commercial law
• International trade law
• Law and technology
• Contract law/ tort law
• International finance and banking law
• Law and sociology
• Arbitration
• Maritime law
He has supervised PhD students in the areas of the law of blockchain, drafting arbitration clauses in commercial contracts, carriage of goods by sea and privacy law.


Find out more - our PhD Law  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.

Research

Dr Hwaidi has published many articles in world leading peer-reviewed law journals. He has published articles on the role of law and sociology on designing Blockchain platforms for commercial transactions. He is a founder of 'The Advisory Network For The Future of Blockchain (ANFB)'. Dr Hwaidi has a track record of publications in the area of the law of documentary letters of credit. He is the author of the book of Al-Hwaidi in the law of Documentary Letters of Credit which is as a functional comparative study between English law and Arabic as well as other national laws as a scholarly reference to courts and academics.

He has various research papers on the following:

  • Documentary letters of credit
  • The legal aspects of Blockchain technology
  • Technology and Sociological perspectives of trade norms (applied to electronic bills of lading)
  • International Sale of Goods and Sharia Law
  • The nature and role of Transnational Commercial Law (Law of Merchants, Trade Usage and self-regulatory rules such as the UCP)
  • Methodology of Empirical Study in Commercial Law
  • Comparative legal studies in contract law and commercial law

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Hwaidi, M 2021, الهويدي في قانون وأعراف الإعتمادات المستندية. Dar Alnahdah. <https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/publications/al-hwaidi-in-the-law-and-practice-of-documentary-letters-of-credi>

Article

Hwaidi, M 2021, 'Letters of credit: model for the illegality exception and for the UCP to address exceptions to the principle of autonomy', Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 26-42. <http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2021/06/07/journal-of-banking-and-finance-law-and-practice-update-vol-32-pt-1/>

Hwaidi, M & Ferris, G 2020, 'Switching from paper to electronic bills of lading: Part 2. Fundamental Sociological Structure, Distributed Ledger Technology And Legal Difficulties ', Journal of International Martime Law.

Hwaidi, M & Ferrier, G 2019, 'Switching From Paper To Electronic Bills Of Lading: Part 1. Fundamental sociological structure, distributed ledger technology and legal difficulties', Journal of International Martime Law.

Hwaidi, M 2019, 'The delay in tendering documents in international documentary sales of goods: CISG and Jordanian Sharia', International Trade Law and Regulation.

Hwaidi, M 2018, 'Four uncertainties around the fraud exception in documentary letters of credit under English law', Journal of International Martime Law.

Hwaidi, M 2014, 'The story of the English strict compliance principle in letters of credit and its consistency with the UCP', Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation .

Hwaidi, M & Harris, B 2013, 'The Mechanics of Refusal in Documentary Letter of Credits: An Analysis of the Procedures Introduced in Article 16 UCP 600', Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation .

Hwaidi, M 2012, 'Empirical Findings on Practices and Interpretations as to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits in Jordan', SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2628842

Hwaidi, M 2011, 'The implications of Banco Santander SA v Bayfern Ltd on deferred payment under documentary credit in UCP 600', International business Law Journal.

Conference contribution

Hwaidi, M 2014, Why and How Empirical Study in Commercial Law. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA).

Hwaidi, M & Ferris, G 2013, The Existence of International Unchangeable and Changeable Trade Usage. in Society of Legal Scholars.

Hwaidi, M 2013, The promise and problems of elite interviewing as to legal and commercial practices concerning documentary credits in the context of the UCP 600, English and Jordanian laws. in Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference.

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