Dr Miquel Roca Lopez

Senior Lecturer in Law

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Contract law , Corporate law , Commercial law , Business law , Equity and trusts law , Constitutional law

Dr. Miquel Roca-Lopez is specialised in Maritime Law, International Trade Law and in core subjects of the Law of England and Wales. He teaches Constitutional Law, Equity and the Law of Trusts, Commercial Contracts and Company Law. Email: Miquel.Roca-Lopez@aru.ac.uk


Miquel is qualified in England and Wales (Solicitor) and in Spain (Abogado). He holds a PhD with Cum Laude and International Honours from the CEU Barcelona University. He was appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Plenipotentiary Official Member of the Spanish Delegation before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) which on behalf of the Kingdom of Spain signed the Rotterdam Rules.
Miquel is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. He combines his teaching with consulting as a Solicitor in private practice which allows him to teach from a very practical perspective. Miquel has written and published four books and he is also co-author and contributor to several maritime law books.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Catalan

Research interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts


  • Constitutional Law (module leader, undergraduate year 1)
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts (module leader, undergraduate year 2)
  • Company Law (module leader, undergraduate year 2)
  • Commercial Contracts (module leader, LLM)
  • Competition Law (module leader, LLM)
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution (module leader, LLM)


  • LLB, CEU Barcelona University
  • LLM, Cardiff University
  • PhD, CEU Barcelona University (Cum Laude and International Honours)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association (Supporting Member)
  • Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of Spain

Selected recent publications

Iberoamerican Maritime Law (co-author, 2019)

A New Maritime Jurisdiction for Spain (PhD, 2017)

Recent Developments in Maritime Law (co-author, Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Maritime Law of the Vatican City (CEU, 2014)

London Maritime Arbitration (Thomson Reuters, 2007)