UCL Faculty of Laws

Professor Barnali Choudhury

Professor Barnali Choudhury

Honorary Professor

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Sep 2021

Research summary

Barnali’s work focuses on the intersection between economic and human rights issues at both international and domestic levels. Particular areas of interest include: foreign investment law, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, international trade law, international arbitration, corporate law and corporate governance.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |


Barnali Choudhury joined UCL in 2015, having previously taught at another London university and before that in Canada, the U.S and New Zealand. She is the author of Public Services and International Trade Liberalization: Human Rights and Gender Implications (Cambridge University Press, 2012), a co-editor of Understanding the Modern Company: Corporate Governance and Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and co-author of the monograph, Corporate Duties to the Public (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Barnali’s work has been published widely and she has been invited to give talks throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Her research has been cited by the United Nations, the House of Commons and the House of Lords EU Select Committee, among others.  She has held visitorships at NYU Law School, the University of Cambridge and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private Law and has been the recipient of numerous research grants, including a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. She is currently the academic director for UCL's Global Governance Institute.

Prior to joining academia, Barnali worked as an international investment and corporate lawyer.