Mohd Hwaidi

Mohd Hwaidi

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division

Role

Mohd is a Lecturer in Law, leading and teaching International Sale of Goods module (LLM masters level) and the co-module leader for commercial law (LLB undergraduate level). He is also a LLM Admissions Tutor.

Career overview

Before joining NTU Mohd was a practicing lawyer (attorney at law admitted at the Jordanian Bar) at Al-Huwaidi Law Firm (Amman, Jordan), advocating clients and representing them in different classifications of courts. He is also an advocate to the World Islamic Science and Education University.

Research areas

Mohd has a PhD in the area of International Finance Law entitled: "An Evaluation of the Efficacy of UCP 600 within English and Jordanian Legal Orders and Jordanian Commercial Practices." He is an expert in qualitative research methodology particularly in designing a hybrid methodology of doctrinal (traditional black letter law) and empirical study at a PhD level.

Mohd has a track record of publications in the area of the law of Documentary Credits/ Letters of credit. He has various research papers on 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; Functional Comparative Law between English Legal Order and Arabic Legal Orders based on Sharia and Civil Law. He is currently writing a monograph on the law of letters of credit.

Mohd is willing to supervise PhD students in the areas of contract law, commercial law and civil Sharia law.

External activity

Mohd is a member of:

  • The Society of Legal Scholars;
  • The Socio-Legal Studies Association; and
  • The Jordanian Bar Association.

Sponsors and collaborators

Mohd is currently working with Graham Ferris and Brian Harris on the applicability of systems theory to lex mercatoria and international trade usages.

Publications

Articles in peer-review journals:

  • The Story of The English Law Strict Compliance Principle in Letters of Credit and its Consistency with the UCP, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation: J.I.B.L.R. 2014, 29(2), 71.-81 (Mohd Hwaidi).
  • 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 [2013] 28(4), 146-155 (Mohd Hwaidi and Brian Harris).
  • The implications of Banco Santander SA v Bayfern Ltd on deferred payment under documentary credits in UCP 600, International Business Law Journal [2011] 5, 569-576 (Mohd Hwaidi).

Conference papers:

  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Nottingham University September 2014, submitted and presented a paper entitled “The Autonomy Norm in Documentary Letters of Credit: Fraud and Illegality Exceptions”.
  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Nottingham University 12 September 2014, submitted and presented a paper entitled “International Trade Usage as a Communicative System” at the contract and commercial Section.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the Research Methodology and Methods stream entitled “Why and How Empirical Study in Commercial Law?”.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the banking stream entitled “The Story of the English Law Principle of Strict Compliance in Letters of Credit and its Consistency with the UCP”.
  • Annual conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (09-11/04/2014). Submitted and presented a paper in the banking stream entitled “International Trade Usage as A Communicative System”.
  • SLS Annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) at Edinburgh University 3-6 September 2013, submitted (Mohd Hwaidi and Graham Ferris) and presented a paper entitled “The Existence of International Unchangeable and Changeable Trade Usage” at the Banking and Finance Section.
  • SLSA annual conference, at University of York, 26-28 of March 2013, submitted (Mohd Hwaidi and Graham Ferris) and presented a paper entitled “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”. Chairing a session in the Banking and Finance Stream.

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