Centre for Commercial Law

Centre for Commercial Law

marc moore  


  LLB (Hons) (Glasgow), PhD ( Bristol )
Senior Lecturer

Contact details:
Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 5005 | internal: x25005
Email: marc.moore@ucl.ac.uk

Marc Moore joined the UCL Faculty of Laws in 2009, having previously taught at the University of Bristol (2004-2009). He studied law at the University of Glasgow (1997-2001), and completed a doctorate on corporate governance at the University of Bristol in 2006.  Marc is Deputy Chief Examiner for Company Law on the University of London’s external LLB programme, and a visiting lecturer in corporate law at the University of Cambridge. In 2011, he was a visiting lecturer in the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society based at the Seattle University School of Law, where he taught courses in US business entities law and comparative corporate law. In 2010, Marc was UK national reporter on corporate governance for the 18th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law at Washington, DC. In 2012, he was one of only five legal academics from across the UK to be awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize, for outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and acknowledged contribution to their field of study. In 2013 Marc’s book, Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State (2013, Hart Publishing), was shortlisted for the SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. From 2009 to 2010, Marc acted as director of the UCL Centre for Ethics & Law during the formative stages of its development.  He has also been Deputy Director of the UCL Centre for Commercial Law, and specialism  convenor for graduate corporate law teaching at UCL (2011-2013).

Marc’s principal research interests are UK and US corporate law and governance, capital markets, and law & economics. He is also currently undertaking work on Anglo-American industrial relations and labour markets.



  • M.T. Moore, Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State (2013, Hart Publishing)


  • ‘Private Ordering and Public Policy: The Paradoxical Foundations of Corporate Contractarianism’ (2014) 34(4) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming)
  • ‘A Fresh Look at Stock Market Short-Termism’ (2014) 41(4) Journal of Law and Society (forthcoming, co-written with Edward Walker-Arnott)
  • 'Revitaliizing the Institutional Roots of Anglo-American Corporate Governance' (2011) 40 Economy and Society 884-111 (co-written with Antoine Reberioux).
  • 'The Evolving Contours of the Board's Risk Management Function in UK Corporate Governance' (2010) 10 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 279-308.
  • 'Corporate Power in the Public Eye: Re-Assessing the Implications of Berle's Public Consensus Theory' (2010) 33 Seattle University Law Review 1109-1139 (co-written with Antoine Rebérioux).
  • Whispering Sweet Nothings: The Limitations of Informal Conformance in UK Corporate Governance' (2009) 9 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 77-120.
  • The End of Comply or Explain in UK Corporate Governance?' (2009) 60 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 85-103.
  • Taking Stock of Corporate and Securities Law in Uncertain Times' (2009) Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 134-143.
  • A Temple Built on Faulty Foundations: Piercing the Corporate Veil and the Legacy of Salomon v Salomon ' (2006) Journal of Business Law 180-203.
  • Directors' Pay as a Creditor Concern: The Lesson from MG Rover' (2006) 27 The Company Lawyer 237-242.

Book Chapters

  • ‘Design and Control of Remuneration in UK Banks’ in H.Y. Chiu and M. McKee (eds.), The Legal Framework for Corporate Governance in Banks and Financial Institutions in the UK (2014, Edward Elgar) (forthcoming)
  • ‘UK Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis: Business as Usual?’ in R. Lener (ed.), Crisi dei Mercati Finanziari e Corporate Governance delle Società Quotate: Poteri dei Soci e Tutela del Risparmio (2014, Editrice Minerva Bancaria), 13 – 20
  • ‘United Kingdom: The Scope and Dynamics of Corporate Governance Regulation’ in A.M. Fleckner and K.J. Hopt (eds.), Comparative Corporate Governance: A Functional and International Analysis (2013, Cambridge University Press), 913 – 956
  • The Corporate Governance of the Firm as an Entity: Old Lessons for the New Debate', in Y. Biondi, A. Canziani and T. Kirat (eds.), The Firm as an Entity: Implications for Economics, Accounting and the Law (Routledge, 2007), 348-374 (co-written with Antoine Rebérioux).

Short Articles / Commentaries

  • Company Law, Corporate Governance and the Banking Crisis: Introduction' (2010) International Corporate Rescue, special online issue on Company Law, Corporate Governance and the Banking Crisis.
  • Why UK Company Law Must Face Up to the Political Realities of Today's Economic World' (2006) 17 International Company and Commercial Law Review 297-299.

Working Papers

  • Beyond Private Ordering: Towards an 'Intelligent Design' Theory of Corporate Law Evolution (UCL Research Seminar Paper, October 2010)
  • 'From Minimization to Exploitation: Re-Conceptualizing the Corporate Governance Problem' (2009) CLPE Research Paper No. 16/2009 (co-written with Antoine Rebérioux).

Edited Works

  • Company Law Statutes 2012-2013 (London: Routledge, 2012)
  • Tolley’s Company Law (chapters on General Meetings, Names, and Ultra Vires)

Professional Journal Articles

  • ‘Stemming the Remuneration Tide’ (January 2013) Governance & Compliance
  • ‘Averting Overprescription of UK Corporate Governance Norms' (2008) 2(1) Journal of Securities Law, Regulation and Compliance 71-87.
  • ‘ Phoenix Trading Within Groups – Extending the Boundaries' (2008) 8(1) Tolley's Company Law & Insolvency Newsletter 1-3.
  • ‘Phoenix Trading' (2008) 32(6) Tolley's Company Secretary's Review 46-47.
  • 'New Corporate Manslaughter [etc.] Bill' (2006) 6(3) Tolley's Company Law & Insolvency Newsletter 1-3.

Policy Responses

  • 'Response to FRC consultation on annual re-election of directors / chairman, on behalf of members of the LLM course Corporate Governance in the UK and US at University College London' (March 2010; co-written with Steven Slade, Folake Fawehinmi, Nikoletta Kleftouri, Glenn Donnelly, Joseph Segilia, Chrispas Nyombi, Ying Xu, Folajimi Alli-Balogun, and Giedre Berberausaite), published on the official website of the UK Financial Reporting Council.
  • ‘Response to FRC Review of the Effectiveness of the Combined Code' (May 2009), published on the official website of the UK Financial Reporting Council.
  • ‘Comments on the IOSCO Technical Committee Consultation Report on Private Equity', in Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Private Equity: Final Report (May 2008), 40-42.

Other Publications

  • ‘International Congress on Comparative Law: National Report on Corporate Governance in the UK'.

Current Research Activity

  • ‘Why CEO/Worker Pay Equity Matters to Corporate Governance’ (2014, working paper, presented at Durham University in December 2013)
  • ‘Why is Labour External to Anglo-American Corporate Governance?’ (2014, working paper, presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars in Edinburgh)
  • ‘Is Corporate Law Private (and Why Does it Matter)?’ (2012, working paper, available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2192163)

Ph.D Supervision
Anna Donovan
Eleanore Hickman
Andreas Kokkinis
Putri Mohd Adzmi

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