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Leading academics to teach corporate law


Brunel Law School has appointed two new high-profile academics to teach the university’s portfolio of corporate law courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Oxford, Professor Dan Prentice, and the chair of the company law committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE), Vanessa Knapp OBE, will teach from this term.


Previously holding the Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law at Oxford, and becoming the first chair in corporate law in the UK, Prof Prentice is the author of various books and articles on company law and corporate insolvency. He will take up the role of Honorary Professor of Law at Brunel Law School.

Having been awarded an OBE for services to corporate law in 2007, Vanessa is a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel and lectures in company law and corporate governance at University College London, while she is also a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London.

Head of Brunel Law School Prof Arad Reisberg said: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome two such high-profile appointments at Brunel. Having such experienced and talented academics and practitioners at the Law School will provide students with even more opportunity to thrive in an area of legal practice that continues to develop and grow by the minute.”

Considered an elite group in legal practice, corporate and commercial lawyers operate in a competitive market. They are concerned with all areas of corporate matters, from shareholder rights to mergers and acquisitions.

The Law School has also secured new sponsorship for students on its courses from the prestigious law journal International Corporate Rescue (ICR). They include £150 awards for the best LLB student in Corporate Law, best LLB dissertation and best LLM dissertation. For more information about these courses, visit the Law subject pages.