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I joined the Edinburgh Law School in May 2011. Prior to taking up my appointment in Edinburgh, I studied law at McGill University, Montreal (Doctor of Civil Law), University of Alberta, Edmonton (Master of Laws) and Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest (Bachelor of Civil Law). I also studied comparative law in Strasbourg, European business law in Turin, and Austrian Economics in New York. I was visiting researcher at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne and at the European Union Centre of Excellence at University of Alberta. Before joining the academia, I worked as a corporate and commercial lawyer with a major Romanian law firm.

Current Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the fields of fiduciary law, comparative corporate law and governance, law and economics, and trust law.

I am programme director of the LLM in Corporate Law.

My main teaching portfolio includes:

  • Corporation Law and Economics (LLM)
  • Comparative Corporate Governance (LLM)
  • Comparative and International Corporate Governance (LLM, Online Distance Learning)
  • Corporate Social Responsibilty and the Law (LLM)
  • Company Law (LLM)
  • Company Law (Honours)
  • Economic Analysis of Corporate Finance Law (Honours)
  • The Law of Fiduciary Duties (Honours)

Research Groups

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Society of Legal Scholars

Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law

European Association of Law and Economics

Italian Association of Law and Economics



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