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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Dr. Rafal ZakrzewskiThe Law Faculty is pleased to announce that Dr. Rafal Zakrzewski will take up in September 2012 a two-year appointment as University Lecturer in Corporate Law and Transactions. He will lead the teaching of a course on corporate transactions – the "Deals Course" – as part of the Masters in Corporate Law program in 2012-13. This course is a core element of the MCL and is mandatory for all MCL students.

Dr. Zakrzewski is a commercial law academic and a practising lawyer. He has practised at Mallesons in Australia, the Parliamentary Counsel Office in the UK and Clifford Chance in Europe. Dr. Zakrzewski, during his time in practice, led a broad range of high value, multi-jurisdictional corporate and finance transactions. Prior to commencing work at Clifford Chance, he read for a doctorate at Oxford University, where he most recently taught aspects of private law. His research interests are in commercial remedies and corporate finance and he retains active links to practice.

The Deals Course will provide students with a unique opportunity to investigate how important transactions are structured, why they are structured in a particular fashion, and to gauge likely judicial and legislative responses to transactional innovations. It will cover key types of corporate transactions, with topics being taught with extensive reference to relevant documentation. The course will be taught in a seminar format, with extensive class participation, backed by substantial input from practitioners.

Dr. Zakrzewski’s appointment was prompted by the departure of Mr. Richard Nolan. Mr. Nolan, who was originally scheduled to teach the Deals Course, is leaving Cambridge to take up a chair at York University.

More information about the MCL can be found on the MCL website.