Rohan Kariyawasam

Professor of Law and Director of Research, Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor of Law, Angalia Law School; Director of Research of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Science, Anglia Ruskin University. Trained as a telecommunications engineer, and after a career in industry, worked as a lawyer in private practice with some of the largest ISPs and telcos in the world. Former: Professor of commercial law and the digital economy, Middlesex University; Professor of law, Cardiff University; Professor of Law, University of Essex; Member, Essex Human Rights Centre; Director, Program in Information Technology, Media and E-Commerce Law, University of Essex; Consultant, Media & Communications Department, Clifford Chance; Consultant, media law department, Field Fisher Waterhouse; External consultant, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Cable & Wireless; External consultant,  UK’s Office of Telecommunications (now OFCOM); various positions in industry with Unilever, McGraw-Hill and Marconi Underwater Systems. Research interests include Digital Economy, Open Society and the Knowledge Economy, International Economic Law (particularly WTO law), IP Law, and Technology Law. PhD in commercial and IP law, Queen Mary University of London. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard.


24 June 2015
When E. M. Forster began writing his novel Howards End in 1909, could he have imagined that the simple phrase “only connect” he uses in the work could have resonance for the burgeoning development in digital trade seen today? Naturally, Forster was writing of something entirely different; the need...