SOAS University of London

School of Law

Nicholas H D Foster

MA (Cantab), DESU (Aix-Marseille III)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Nick Foster
School of Law

LLM and MA International & Comparative Commerical Law Convenor

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Ottoman Studies

Member

Name:
Mr Nicholas H D Foster
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4666
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
225
Office Hours:
Wed 16:30-18:30 (or contact for appointment)
Curriculum Vitae:
CV Nick Foster (msword; 85kb)

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Ebbe Rogge, Moving Towards Good Corporate Governance at UK Banks: A Comparative Analysis including Case Studies of Japan's Financial Sector Reforms and of State-owned Banks.
  • Fatima Swehli, The role of the property law in post-conflict Libya
  • Jiaqi Xie, Transitional Economic Law and China's Economic Legal System reform
  • Virginie Rouas, The Development of Foreign Direct Liability Litigation for Corporate Liability in Europe
Undergraduate Company Law; LLM/MA International and Comparative Commercial Transactions; LLM/MA International and Comparative Corporate Law

Research

Comparative commercial and company law with particular reference to Islamic commercial law, the commercial law of the Arab Middle East, and company law theory. Founding editor of the Journal of Comparative Law (present editors are Professor William Butler (web15@psu.edu) and Professor Michael Palmer (mp@soas.ac.uk))

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Book Chapters

Foster, Nicholas HD (2007) 'Comparative Commercial Law: Rules or Context?' In: Nelken, D. and Örücü, E., (eds.), Comparative Legal Studies: A Handbook. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 263-285.

Foster, Nicholas HD and Ball, Jane (2006) 'Imperialism and accountability in corporate law: the limitations of incorporation law as a regulatory mechanism.' In: McLeod, Sorcha and Brownsword, Roger, (eds.), Global Governance and the Search for Justice: Corporations and Corporate Governance. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2005) 'The Theoretical Background: The Nature of the Actors in Corporate Social Responsibility.' In: Tully, S, (ed.), Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2002) 'Transmigration and Transferability of Commercial Law in a Globalised World.' In: Örücü, E. and Harding, A., (eds.), Comparative Law in the 21st Century. The Hague: Kluwer, pp. 55-73.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2002) 'Transfers of Rights and Obligations in the UAE: A Comparative Analysis in the Light of English Law, French law and the shari'a.' In: Cotran, E., (ed.), Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 7 2000-2001. Brill, pp. 3-70.

Journal Articles

Foster, Nicholas HD and Palmer, Michael and Moscati, Frederica (2014) 'Introduction.' Journal of Comparative Law, 7 (2). p. 1.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) '"Lead Us Not into Temptation”: the Formulation of the Present Orthodoxy and the Deficiencies of Regulation.' SOAS Law of Islamic Islamic Finance Working Papers Series (1). pp. 1-7.

Foster, Nicholas (2013) 'Commerce, Inter-Polity Legal Conflict and the Transformation of Civil and Commercial Law in the Ottoman Empire.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 17 (1). pp. 1-49.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) 'Making People Behave Properly in Islamic Finance: Some General Thoughts.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series (2). pp. 1-11.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) 'Some Thoughts From Legal Academia On “Reappraising The Islamic Financial Industry After The Downturn: Introspective Reflections”.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series (3). pp. 1-10.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) 'Islamic Financial Intermediation: Revisiting the Value Proposition - The Role of Law.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series (5). pp. 1-4.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) 'Operating with a Truncated Legal System: Financial Law without Insolvency Law.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series (5). pp. 1-5.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) 'Limited Liability and Islamic Law.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Paper Series (6). pp. 1-10.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2012) 'Commerce, Commercial Law and Legal Transformation.' Journal of Comparative Law, 7 . p. 214.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2011) 'The Emergent Islamic Finance Legal System: A Practical Method or a Dead End?' New Horizon, 182 . pp. 36-37.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2010) 'Islamic Perspectives on the Law of Business Organisations I: An Overview of the Classical Sharia and a Brief Comparison of the Sharia Regimes with Western-Style Law.' European Business Organization Law Review, 11 (1). pp. 3-34.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2010) 'Islamic Perspectives on the Law of Business Organisations II: The Sharia and the Western-style Law of Business Organisations.' European Business Organization Law Review, 11 (2). pp. 273-307.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2007) 'Islamic Commercial Law: An Overview (II).' InDret: revista per a analisi del dret, 1 . p. 405.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2007) 'Islamic Finance Law as an Emergent Legal System.' Arab Law Quarterly, 21 (2). pp. 170-188.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2006) 'Islamic Commercial Law: An Overview (I).' InDret: revista per a analisi del dret, 4 . p. 384.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2006) 'The Journal of Comparative Law: A New Scholarly Resource.' Journal of Comparative Law, 1 . pp. 1-12.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2006) 'Encounters between Legal Systems: Recent Cases concerning Islamic Commercial Law in Secular Courts.' Amicus Curiae (November/D). pp. 2-9.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2006) 'Perception, Language and “Reality” in Corporate Law Theory.' King’s College Law Journal, 17 (2). pp. 299-324.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2006) 'A Fresh Start for Comparative Legal Studies? A Collective Review of Patrick Glenn's Legal Traditions of the World, 2nd edition.' Journal of Comparative Law, 1 (1). pp. 100-199.

Foster, Nick HD (2006) 'Islamic Law as Tradition: Chapter Six of Legal Traditions of the World.' Journal of Comparative Law, 1 . pp. 147-150.

Foster, Nick HD (2006) 'Kindling the Debate on Diversity: Chapter Ten of Legal Traditions of the World.' Journal of Comparative Law, 1 . pp. 174-176.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2005) 'Foundation Myth as Legal Formant: The Medieval Law Merchant and the New Lex Mercatoria.' Forum Historiae Juris (online journal) .

Foster, Nicholas HD (2004) 'An Unstoppable Force meets a Movable Object? Assignment of Rights in the UAE.' Arab Law Quarterly . pp. 165-186.

Foster, Nicholas (2003) 'Owing and Owning in Islamic and Western Law.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 10 (1). pp. 59-95.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2001) 'The Islamic Law of Guarantees.' Arab Law Quarterly, 16 (2). pp. 133-57.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2000) 'Company Law Theory - England and France.' American Journal of Comparative Law, 48 . pp. 573-621.

Foster, Nicholas HD (2000) 'The Islamic law of Real Security.' Arab Law Quarterly, 15 (2). pp. 131-155.

Foster, Nicholas HD (1998) 'Guarantees in the UAE: a Comparative Analysis in the Light of English Law, French Law and the Shari'a.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 5 (1). pp. 42-87.

Foster, Nicholas HD (1998) 'Commercial Security over Movables in the UAE: a Comparative Analysis in the Light of English Law, French Law and the Shari’a.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 4 . pp. 1-61.

Other

Foster, Nicholas HD (2013) '‘Lead Us Not into Temptation’: the Formulation of the Present Orthodoxy and the Deficiencies of Regulation.' SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers: No 1 . (Unpublished)

Foster, Nick HD (2006) 'Editorial Note: Symposium on 'Legal Transplants'.' Journal of Comparative Law, 1 . pp. 235-236.

Foster, Nick HD (2005) 'The Journal of Comparative Law.' Rechtsgeschichte, 7 . pp. 230-231.

Foster, Nick HD (1998) 'The Civil Law/Commercial Law Distinction in Arab Commercial Law.' Wig and Gavel (University of London Law Journal) . pp. 142-144.

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