Michael Bridge


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Michael Bridge

Senior Research Fellow

Commercial Law Centre

Michael Bridge was an undergraduate and postgraduate student at LSE before starting his academic career. He held chairs in law at McGill University, the University of Nottingham and UCL, and was Dean of the Faculty of Laws at UCL. He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Leeds, Malaya, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland and at Monash University. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.  In 2014 he was called as a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He is the emeritus Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics; Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London; and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore

Research Interests

Secured transactions, international and domestic sale of goods, uniform law, private international law, comparative private law, personal property law.

External Activities

  • Qualified barrister and former Director of Legal Research (part-time), Norton Rose Solicitors

  • Adviser to the UK Department of Trade and Industry on the Draft Rome I Regulation 2006-

  • Member of UK Government Department of Trade and Industry Working Group on the Registration of Company Charges (The Company Law Review Steering Group) 2001

  • European Civil Code Study Group, Subject Advisor to Working Groups on Security (Chair: Professor Drobnig) and Transfer of Title to Movables (Chair: Professors Posch and Lurger) (see www.sgecc.net) 2001-

  • Member of Working Group on Property/Trust/Securities (Trento Project on EC Common Core of Private Law) 1997-

  • Member of the Second Commission on European Contract Law (Director: Professor O Lando, University of Copenhagen) 1993-97; and of the Third Commission on European Contract Law (Joint Directors: Professors O Lando and R Zimmermann) 1997-2001

  • Member of the CISG (UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods) Advisory council; rapporteur for the Opinion on Consequences of Avoidance of the Contract (draft)

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore (2008); Visiting Professor at the Institute of Maritime Law, Tulane University (2009)