Arad Reisburg: Professor of Corporate Law and Finance, Head of Brunel Law School - Course Sponsor
Professor Arad Reisberg joined Brunel in May 2016 as the Head of the Brunel Law School and Professor of Corporate Law and Finance. Previously, he was a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law at UCL Faculty of Laws (2009-2016), and a Lecturer in Law (2006-2009). Arad acted as Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law (2007-2016) and was UCL Laws Vice-Dean (Research) between 2009 to 2012. Arad was formerly a Senior Arts Scholar (2001-2003) and a Tutor at Pembroke College Oxford, where he taught law at six colleges at Oxford University between 2001 to 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.
Arad is 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 and 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). He is currently the Consultant Editor for Halsbury’s Laws of England (Companies Title). Since July 2016 Arad has been a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee Advisory Group on Brexit at the Bank of England, and an Invited Member of the Financial Markets Law Committee, Radar Programme, Bank of England since 2014.
Suzanne Rab - Course Lead
Suzanne Rab is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers. Suzanne has wide experience of EU law and competition law matters combining cartel regulation, commercial practices, IP exploitation, merger control, public procurement and state aid.
Suzanne’s practice has a particular focus on the interface between competition law and economic regulation. She advises governments, regulators and businesses across the regulated sectors including in the communications, energy, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, TMT and water sectors.
Suzanne has significant experience of advising on the development, implementation and application of new competition laws and regulatory regimes in line with international best practices, including in emerging markets.
In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. Most recently she was an antitrust partner with a leading US practice. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.
Suzanne is the author of 'Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective' (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; with a supplement of cartel regulation published in January 2013). The book is the first-of-its-kind international comparative analysis of the Competition Act 2002 published contemporaneously with the coming into force of Indian competition law and merger control. Suzanne is also co-author of 'Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context' (Hart Studies in Competition Law, 2014) and 'Hong Kong Competition Law' (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2016).
Suzanne speaks French and has worked in a bilingual office while practising as a solicitor. She is the Course Lead at Brunel University London, a visiting Professor at Imperial College London and an associate lecturer with the Open University.
Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite: Senior Lecturer in Law, Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity - Course Facilitator
Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite is a senior lecturer in law at Brunel University London and Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity (CBASS). She is an expert in competition law, EU law, and commercial comparative law and has been extensively researching harmonisation within the EU. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Previously, she lectured at the University of Westminster (2003-2007). Before committing herself to academia, Jurgita served as a competition lawyer at the Competition Council of Lithuania (2001-2002). In addition to her law degrees, Jurgita has a degree in business and management with a foundation of economics, which enables her to have a better understanding of complex economic concepts and theories, for instance, in competition law. She has written widely on harmonisation of competition law and policy, and competition law enforcement.
Jurgita is the author of 'Merger Control in Post-Communist Countries: EC Merger Regulation in Small Market Economies' (Routledge, 2010), the first book to provide a detailed analysis of the development of merger control in small ‘new’ Member States. Her second monograph 'Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement' will be published in 2018 by Springer.