Arad Reisberg is currently a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law at the Faculty. He is also the Director of the UCL Centre for Commercial Law. Between 2009-2012 he acted as the Faculty’s Vice Dean (Research). He has been teaching at the Faculty since September 2003, and joined it full-time in September 2006. He was formerly a Senior Arts Scholar (2001-2003) and a Tutor at Pembroke College Oxford, where he taught law at 6 colleges at Oxford University between 2001-2005. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University (2005), a Lecturer at Warwick Law School (2005-2006). More recently, Arad was a Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School (teaching during Fall Tern 2012), a Visiting Scholar and the First Fellow at the Centre for Business Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) during March 2013 and a Visiting Professor of Law at NUS (teaching for the Faculty during August 2014). He is the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards and has written widely on shareholder remedies and directors' duties. He is an Academic Member of ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute), the author of Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press, 2007), the first book to provide a detailed and theoretical explanation of the law governing derivative actions. Arad is also co-editor of Pettet's Company Law, sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal International Corporate Rescue and the Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, and is a contributing author to Annotated Companies Legislation (Oxford University Press).
Arad's research encompasses the interaction between different disciplines (i.e. economics, law, finance) and crosses the traditional subject-divide within law and, to date, has covered four broad areas: corporate law, including corporate governance, the interrelationship between the remedies available to aggrieved shareholders in a company and directors' duties (and the interaction between these duties and environmental law); financial law and corporate finance; regulation of financial markets; and the interaction between corporate law and other areas/disciplines. Recent work focused on the state of UK corporate law after recent reforms, issues surrounding corporate governance in a global environment (including papers on the UK Stewardship Code, a paper on the notion of shareholder value after the financial crisis and most recently a book chapter on the short term-long term debate), and credit rating agencies in contemporary financial markets.
‘Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Grief in the Equity Markets?’ in The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks (Elgar Financial Law Series) (forthcoming, 2014)
‘The future Role of Credit Rating Agencies in contemporary financial markets– A theoretical Perspective' Chapter 7 in Corporate Finance Law in the UK and EU, Prentice and Reisberg (eds), (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011) p. 169
Deviations from Ownership-Control Proportionality – Private Benefits and the Bigger Picture' Chapter 11 in U Bernitz and WG Ringe (editors) Company Law and Economic Protectionism (Oxford University Press, 2010) p. 241
‘Derivative Claims under the Companies Act 2006: Much Ado About Nothing?' in J Armour and J Payne (editors) Rationality in Company Law: Essays in Honour of DD Prentice (Hart Publishing, 2009) 17
‘Derivative Claims, the UK Companies Act 2006 and Corporate Governance: A Roadmap to Nowhere? In JJ Choi and S Dow (editors) International Finance Review, Volume 9, Institutional Approach to Global Corporate Governance (Emerald Group Publishing, 2009), Chapter 14
‘Shareholder Value after the Financial Crisis: A Dawn of a New Era?’ (2013) International Corporate Rescue 143
‘Access to Justice or Justice Not Accessed: Is There a Case for Public Funding of Derivative Claims?’ 37(3) (2012) Brooklyn Journal of International Law 1022
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IMPORTANT NOTICE : Updated 28 May 2014
The Home Office issued an update about the acceptance of ETS tests (including TOEFL). They have now confirmed that Higher Education students applying for a Tier 4 visa may use a TOEFL test taken after 17 April, if a Higher Education Institution is willing to use its academic discretion. For those students entering in September 2014, UCL will continue to accept the TOEFL even if it was taken after 17 April. However, if an applicant still needs to book a test then we recommend that they take an alternative test to TOEFL. Those who have already arranged to take a different test following the previous advice from the Home Office, we encourage you to go ahead with taking the alternative test.
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