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Hwaidi, Mohd


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Dr Hwaidi is the course leader of both the Principles of E-Commerce Law and the Banking and Finance Law at the LLM (Master) Programme. Before joining the University of Dundee, 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. Dr Hwaidi has published many articles in world leading peer-reviewed law journals.     


Dr Hwaidi has a track record of publications in the area of the law of documentary letters of credit and he is currently writing a monograph in the law of documentary letters of credit as a comparative study between English law and some Arabic laws which are based on Sharia and Civil law. Most recently, he has been involved in the area of the Blockchain technology applications and the impact on the law.

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.


  • Commercial law 
  • International Trade Law
  • International Sale of Goods 
  • E-commerce Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Contract Law 
  • Trusts Law

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Nottingham Trent University

Master of Laws, Northumbria University

Bachelor of Laws, University of Jordan

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
civil code
Common Law

Why and How Empirical Study in Commercial Law

Hwaidi, M., 10 Apr 2014, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Socio Legal Study Association (SLSA). Socio-Legal Studies Association, 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
commercial law
legal order
legal procedure

The Existence of International Unchangeable and Changeable Trade Usage

Hwaidi, M. & Ferris, G., 2013, Society of Legal Scholars: Annual Conference. Society of Legal Scholars, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

source of law
common law