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Durham Law School

Staff profile

Dr Daniel Attenborough

Associate Professor in Corporate Law in the Durham Law School

Contact Dr Daniel Attenborough (email at daniel.attenborough@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Daniel Attenborough is an Associate Professor in Corporate Law at Durham University. He holds degrees from Nottingham Trent (BA, 1996-1999), Leicester (LLM (Distinction), 2002-2003), and Leeds (PhD, 2004-2008) universities. Prior to joining Durham he was a Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, at the University of Leicester between 2007-2014, and a part-time Teaching Assistant at the University of Leeds while completing his doctoral studies from 2004-2007. Daniel is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Outside of his academic career, he has also worked for the Legal Services Commission, an organisation that provides information, advice and legal representation to help people get access to justice.

Current Research

His principal and current research and teaching interests are in the fields of corporate and commercial law, in the broadest sense; he has published widely on directors’ duties, shareholder rights, comparative company law, and corporate governance theory. His scholarship has appeared in various leading law journals, including Legal Studies, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, European Business Organization Law Review, and the Journal of Environmental Law. In 2011 Daniel was awarded the prestigious Best Paper Prize at the Society of Legal Scholars annual conference which was held at Downing College, Cambridge University. He has also held visiting posts at various institutions, most recently the University of California, Berkeley, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

Current research projects centre on Corporate Law and Market-based Regulation looking at the relationship between - and political legitimacy of - corporate law and other forms of regulatory techniques. Other research projects include empirical work on climate change disclosure and reporting requirements for UK 'listed' companies.

Research Interests

Comparative UK and US Corporate Law

Corporate Governance theory

Directors’ duties

Shareholder rights

Teaching Areas

Company Law

Corporate Governance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Research Interests

  • Comparative UK and US Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance theory
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholder rights

Publications

Book review

Chapter in book

Journal Article