Research Seminar Series

CCLFR will be the forum for a series of Guest Lectures by legal practitioners, policy makers and leading academics.

Mar 2017

Dr Andreas Kokkinis from Warwick Law School presented a paper titled: 'The Impact of Brexit on the Legal Framework for Cross-Border Corporate Activity'. The paper has been recently published on the European Business Law Review (2016, Vol. 27, Issue 7). It discusses the extent of the legal impact of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU on crossborder corporate activities, transactions and investment will depend on whether the UK remains part of the European Economic Area.

Nov 2016

Mr Edmund Schuster from LSE presented a joint working paper 'Measuring Management Insulation from Shareholder Pressure'. The paper proposes a management insulation measure based on legal provisions that make it difficult for shareholders to oust a firm's management. Unlike the existing alternatives, the measure considers the interactions between different provisions. The main finding is that banks in which managers were more insulated from shareholders in 2003 were less likely to be both bailed out in 2008/09 and targeted by activist shareholders. By contrast, alternative measures of insulation -- such as staggered boards and the Entrenchment Index -- fail to predict both bailouts and shareholder activism. Please see here for further details

May 2015

'What's Wrong with Copying?' by Professor Abraham Drassinower (University of Toronto)
Professor Drassinower will be giving a talk as part of the CCLFR Research Seminar Series this term

March 2015

'Secured Creditors in Insolvency: Is the level of protection sufficient?' by Bettina Bognar.
School of Law Teaching Fellow, Bettina, will be giving a talk on her recent research as part of the CCLFR Research Seminar Series 

February 2015

'The EU renewables Obligation' by Angus Johnston.
Angus will be talking as part of the EU Energy Regulation class and for the CCLFR Research Seminar Series

'The Finance of Fines' by Andreas Hoepner and Rupini Deepa Rajagopalan
Andreas and Rupini, both part of CCLFR and ICMA will be talking on their recent research as part of the CCLFR Research Seminar Series.

December 2014

'Economic Evidence in Regulatory Disputes: Revisiting the Court-Regulatory Agency Relationship in the US and the UK' by Dr Deni Mantzari

School of Law Lecturer, Deni Mantzari, will be talking on her recent research for the CCLFR Research Seminar Series.

December 2013

"Africa Upstream Oil and Gas Sector: Opportunities for Independents and their Challenges From a Legal Perspective" by Anozie Awambu

Anozie Awambu is a lawyer dually qualified in England and Wales and Nigeria. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Crestle Zanders Legal Practitioners, a Nigerian niche law firm with offices in Lagos and London focusing exclusively on the energy (oil and gas and power), natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Anozie frequently advise participants in the international oil and gas industry on transactions at all the stages of the life-cycle of oil and gas investments: from framework arrangements with host states, to divestment and acquisition of assets, through to the commercial and financing arrangements that effectuate exploration, engineering and construction, production and marketing activities. Previously, Anozie practised in the UK as a Solicitor with Mildwaters Consulting LLP, a natural resources focused legal consultancy from where he worked extensively in oil and gas law and transactions in Europe and Africa.

February 2013

"Financing Mergers and Acquisitions" by Andrew Marshall, Linklaters LLP.

Andrew Marshall is a Senior PSL in Linklaters' London office and is responsible for the technical training of the firm's banking lawyers around the world as well as for skills training. He also co-ordinates and presents technical and skills training to the firm's key clients.

Before joining Linklaters in 2007, Andrew practised at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Melbourne, Australia, where he was a corporate and project finance lawyer from 2001 to 2006. During that time, he also worked on secondment as a treasury lawyer at Telstra Corporation Limited and National Australia Bank Limited. Andrew has also published a number of academic papers, including two in the Insolvency Law Journal.

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