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Education CV


  • PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge, (2017) - present 
  • LLM by Research (Distinction), University of Edinburgh (2017) 
  • LLM in Corporate Law (Distinction), University of Edinburgh (2016)
  • LLB (Merit), University of Edinburgh (2015)

Research Experience  

  • Research assistant to Dr Remus Valsan (director of the LLM in Corporate Law programme, University of Edinburgh) (2017) - present 

Academic Activities 

  • General Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal, (2017) - present 


Fields of research

Comparative law, company law, corporate governance, law and economics, economics of social evolution, theories of the firm, strategic management, business ethics, social enterprise. 


The Social Enterprise Company: Governance and Regulation





Dr Marc Moore (Supervisor)

Professor Simon Deakin (Adviser)


First Year Examiners: 

Professor Simon Deakin

Dr Felix Steffek 

Representative Publications

“Rethinking Delaware’s Corporate Waste Doctrine? Lessons in Equity from the United Kingdom” (working paper with A L Christie).

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" (working paper with A L Christie).

"Mobile dating applications and partnership law: Worbey v Campbell" Edinburgh Law Review 22(2), 274-282 (2018). 

"The Legacy of B Lab: Italy’s Società Benefit" Edinburgh Law School Centre for Commercial Law Blog (2017),

"A world without Prest in criminal confiscation proceedings? R v Powell and Westwood" The Company Lawyer ​38(12), 382-385 (2017). 

"Directors' disqualification proceedings: Bradley v HM Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills" Edinburgh Law Review 21(2), 222-227 (2017).

"Piercing the corporate veil in the statutory context: Campbell v Peter Gordon Joiners Ltd" Edinburgh Law Review 21(1), 103-109 (2017).

"Piercing the corporate veil: R v Boyle Transport (Northern Ireland) Ltd" The Company Lawyer 37(11), 345-347 (2016). 

Start Date

Oct 2017

End date

Oct 2020