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 and the Director of the MCL. He previously served as MCL Director from 2011 to 2014, as Co-Director of the MCL with Richard Hooley in 2015-16, and as Director in 2019-20. 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. He lectures regularly on the LLM Corporate Governance course and has taught the MCL Comparative Corporate Governence module on numerous occasions.


Dr Albertina Albors-LlorensAlbertina Albors-Llorens is a Professor in Law and the Assistant Director of the Centre of European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law and Deputy Chair of the Faculty Board of Law. She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at St. John’s College. Professor Albors-Llorens has been involved in the teaching of EU law and competition law and has published extensively in both fields of law. She was awarded a Pilkington Teaching Prize for teaching excellence in 2003. Professor Albors-Llorens is a key lecturer on the LLM Competition Law course and has been involved regularly with the MCL International Merger Regulation module.


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. Dr. Sofie-Cloots teaches the MCL module on Law and the Digital Economy: The Corporate Dimension and lectures on the LLM Corporate Finance course. 


Louise Gullifer QCProfessor Louise Gullifer QC (hon) FBA is Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, a 3CL Co-Director 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. Professor Gullifer lectures on the LLM Corporate Finance course.


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.  Professor Harris has taught the Corporate Taxation module on numerous occasions. 


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. Since 2000, he has been a consultant to the banking department at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP. Mr. Hooley teaches on the MCL Deals course and is the primary lecturer for the LLM International Financial Law course.



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. Dr. 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. Dr. Reddy teaches on the MCL Deals course and lectures on the LLM Corporate Governance course.


Felix SteffekFelix Steffek is a University Senior Lecturer in Comparative Commercial Law, a fellow at Newnham College and is a 3CL Co-Director. 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. Dr. Steffek is one of the instructors for the Deals course.



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. He lectures on the LLM Corporate Insolvency course (not on offer in 2020-21).



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