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


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


  • Academic Member, European Corporate Governance Institute 
  • Researcher, EMES International Research Network

Fields of research

Comparative law, company law, corporate governance, law and economics, experimental economics, evolutionary ecomomics, theories of the firm, strategic management, business ethics, social enterprise, takeover regulation.


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