Mohd Hwaidi

Mohd Hwaidi


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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.


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Personal profile


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.


Research interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University

… → 2014

Award Date: 15 May 2015

Master of Laws, Northumbria University Newcastle

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

Bachelor of Laws, University of Jordan

Award Date: 13 Feb 2003

External positions

Imperial College London


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