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alc200@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

  • PhD Candidate in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • BCL (Distinction), Balliol College, University of Oxford
  • LLM, Harvard Law School
  • LLB (Hons) (Starred First Class Honours), Law with Accounting & Finance, University of Aberdeen

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
  • Attorney-at-Law in the State of New York

Anna is a Director of Studies, Special Supervisor and Tutor in Law at Newnham College, Cambridge and a Doctoral Researcher in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge. She researches in the fields of corporate governance, comparative company law, ESG investing, labour law, law and economics, law and technology and takeover regulation. Her doctoral research focuses on shareholder activism, with a particular emphasis on activist hedge fund board representation. Anna has taught undergraduates labour law and company law and has taught on the Corporate Governance LLM course at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. She is also a Teaching Fellow at University College London, teaching the Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions LLM course. 

Her recent publications include: 'The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control' 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1 (2019), 'Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King', forthcoming in the European Business Organization Law Review (2020), 'A COVID-19 Index Fund—The New Fearless Girl?', Oxford Business Law Blog (2020) and 'Mapping Judicial Reactions to Shareholder Activism in the UK' 79(1) Cambridge Law Journal 21 (2020).

Anna read for an LLB degree in Law with Accounting & Finance at the University of Aberdeen, graduating top of her class with Starred First Class Honours. She then completed the LLM at Harvard Law School, and the BCL (with Distinction) at Balliol College, Oxford. She won 28 out of 30 subject prizes during her LLB degree and won a prize for the best performing graduate from all of the university wide faculties. She also won a prize for best performance in Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and won the prize for best performance in Principles of Civil Procedure on the Oxford BCL. Finally, she earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Anns is qualified as an Attorney in New York, as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland. Prior to returning to academia, she worked for a number of years as a senior associate in cross-border mergers and acquisitions at the US law firm Skadden and as chief of staff to the CEO and senior legal counsel at a global FTSE 100 company. She also served as a Director and Secretary of the Harvard Law School Association of the United Kingdom.

 

Publications

 

Articles

"Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" (2020) European Business Organization Law Review (forthcoming)

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Citation:
(2020) European Business Organization Law Review (forthcoming)
DOI:
10.1007/s40804-019-00173-9
Published: Forthcoming

"The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control" (2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1-41

Citation:
(2019) 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1-41
DOI:
10.1080/14735970.2018.1463672
Published: Jun 2018

Book Chapters

"A COVID-19 Index Fund - The New Fearless Girl?" in Eidenmüller, Enriques, van Zwieten, Helleringer (ed(s)), Covid-19 and Business Law (CH Beck / Hart, 2020), pp. 33-35

Publisher:
CH Beck / Hart
Pages:
33-35
ISBN 13:
978-1-5099-3801-8
Published Jul 2020

Case Notes

Mapping Judicial Reactions to Shareholder Activism in the UK (2020) 79 (1) Cambridge Law Journal 21-24

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
DOI:
10.1017/S0008197320000185
Published: Jan 2020

Applying Section 175 of the Companies Act 2006 in the Post-Resignation Context: CJC Media (Scotland) Limited v Sinclair (2020) 24 (1) Edinburgh Law Review 74-82

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
DOI:
10.3366/elr.2020.0601
Published: Jan 2020

Blog Posts

Conference Papers

"The Future of the Firm: The Impact of Technology, Innovation and Industrial Change" (European Corporate Governance Institute | University of Cambridge | UCL)

Co-Author/s:
J S Liptrap
Conference:
European Corporate Governance Institute | University of Cambridge | UCL
Published: Aug 2019