Professor Mads Andenæs, IALS Senior Research Fellow in Company and Commercial Law, has been appointed as an Honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC Honoris Causa). This honour is awarded to lawyers and legal academics that have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts. Professor Andenæs was recommended for his work in the fields of comparative and international law, in familiarising academic and practising lawyers and the judiciary in this jurisdiction with other systems of law and by encouraging exchanges of views and approaches between common and civil lawyers. He has written many books on the subject and has established a series of annual seminars on pressing issues as seen from European Supreme Courts. This was inaugurated by a seminar in the UK Supreme Court with the participation of a number of leading UK practitioners and judges. He was also member and Special Rapporteur in the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and contributed to its report ‘Basic Principles and Guidelines’(2012). This report has been referred to in UK Supreme Court judgments.