Academic Team

The University of Cambridge's Faculty of Law boasts a distinguished group of academics specialising in corporate law and related areas, meaning MCL students will have ample opportunity to interact directly with leading experts on corporate law and closely related subjects.

Faculty biographies

Brian CheffinsBrian Cheffins is the S J Berwin Professor of Corporate Law. He served as MCL Director from 2011 to 2014 and as Co-Director of the MCL with Richard Hooley in 2015-16. His primary research interests are corporate governance and corporate law, with particular reference to economic and historical aspects. Professor Cheffins has held visiting appointments at Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Oxford and Stanford.


Dr Albertina Albors-LlorensAlbertina Albors-Llorens is a Reader in Law and the Assistant Director of the Centre of European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law. She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at St. John’s College. Dr Albors-Llorens has been involved in the teaching of EU law and competition law in the Faculty both at undergraduate level and in the LLM course since 1999 and has published extensively in both fields of law. She was awarded a Pilkington Teaching Prize for teaching excellence in 2003.


Ann Sofie ClootsAnn Sofie Cloots is the Slaughter and May Lecturer in Corporate Law. Ann Sofie practised corporate and competition law for a number of years with US law firms based in Brussels, Belgium, where she was admitted to the Bar. Her research interests include law and economics, company law and company law theory, capital markets regulation, digital assets and smart contracts.


Louise Gullifer QCProfessor Louise Gullifer QC (hon) FBA is Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge in October 2019, and a fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She was formerly Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and held a Fellowship at Harris Manchester College. She is an associate member of 3VB, where she practised for a number of years, and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.


Peter HarrisPeter Harris is Professor of Tax Law at the University of Cambridge.  His  primary academic interest is in international, corporate and comparative tax law, its history and development. He is also Director of the Centre for Tax Law. Professor Harris is the author of five international tax books, the most recent being Corporate Tax Law (CUP), holds key editorial posts in the tax field and acts as Technical Assistance Advisor for the IMF.


Richard HooleyRichard Hooley is a University Lecturer and an instructor for the Deals course. His primary research interests are in banking and finance law. Mr Hooley has considerable experience of legal practice. He practised for 14 years (full-time and part time) as a barrister from Fountain Court Chambers and, since 2000, has been a consultant to the banking department at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP.



Bobby ReddyBobby Reddy is a University Lecturer in Corporate Law. Previously, he was a corporate partner at global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, dividing his time between the London and Washington D.C. offices, and specialising in M&A, private equity and cross-border transactions. Mr. Reddy was also a member of the senior management team, and latterly a trustee, of Tomorrow's Company, a charitable corporate governance think-tank focused on enabling business to be a force for good in society. Currently his primary research interests are corporate governance and company law, with particular emphasis on the operation of capital markets and the impact of regulation


Felix SteffekFelix Steffek is a University Lecturer in Comparative Commercial Law, 3CL Director and one of the instructors for the Deals course. His research interests are in commercial, company, insolvency and dispute resolution law. He has acted as an adviser to national and European legislative bodies as well as to the World Bank.



Richard WilliamsRichard Williams is University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Law, the Academic Secretary for the Faculty of Law and is a fellow at Christ's College. His primary research interests are in company law and insolvency law, with particular reference to law and economic analysis. Dr Williams has published extensively on directors' disqualification and other aspects of corporate and insolvency law.



Herbert Smith Freehills Bursaries 2020-21

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Postgraduate Open Day MCL presentation

Professor Brian Cheffins, Director of the MCL, gives an overview of the MCL programme. Read more

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New additions to MCL teaching team

The MCL Director is delighted to announce the recent appointments to the Faculty of Bobby Reddy and Ann Sofie Cloots. Read more