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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 (Hons)(First Class), University of Edinburgh (2015)


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


  • LLB Course Supervisor, University of Edinburgh (2018) - present 
  • LLM Course Supervisor, University of Edinburgh (2019) - present
  • LLM Dissertation Supervisor, University of Edinburgh (2019) - present 
  • LLM Dissertation Marker and Moderator, University of Edinburgh (2019) - present 


  • Modern Law Review Scholarship, 2019-2020


Fields of research

Business Ethics 

Civil Law

Company Law

Comparative Law 

Corporate Governance 

European Union Law

Evolutionary Economics 

Labour Law

Law and Economics 

Public Law 

Regulatory Theory 

Social Enterprise 

Strategic Management 

Takeover Regulation 

Theories of the Firm 


The Social Enterprise Company in Europe: Governance and Regulation


Dr Marc Moore (Supervisor)

Professor Simon Deakin (Adviser)


First Year Examiners: 

Professor Simon Deakin

Dr Felix Steffek 

Representative Publications



  • "Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King" (co-author, forthcoming in European Business Organization Law Review)


Working Papers

  • The Social Enterprise Company in Europe: Policy, Theory and Isomorphic Pressure During Later Stage Investor Involvement
  • Directors' Fiduciary Duties and Connected Assets Revisited: The Maturing Business Opportunity Test and Structural Restrictions  

Blog Posts 


Start Date

Oct 2017

End date

Oct 2020