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Durham Law School

Staff Profiles

Dr Jonathan Mukwiri, LLB, LLM, PhD, FHEA, Barrister

Lecturer in Durham Law School

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Jonathan Mukwiri is currently a Lecturer in Commercial Law at Durham Law School.  He joined Durham in October 2010.  He teaches mainly on the postgraduate taught programme and supervises numerous postgraduate dissertations in broad areas of commercial law and corporate law.  He also teaches undergraduate tutorials in Company Law.

Jonathan's research interests lie primarily in commercial and corporate law, especially European corporate law.  To date, his work in corporate law has focused on takeover regulation and corporate governance, including the role of shareholders and the protection of minority shareholders.  He is the author of the Takeovers and European Legal Framework: A British Perspective (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009), a monograph that provides a detailed understanding of the implementation of the Takeover Directive 2004/25/EC into the UK.  He is currently researching on the interaction between free movement of capital and regulation of takeovers in the EU.

Teaching Areas

Company Law

International Sales Law

Electronic Commerce Law

Research Interests

  • Commercial Law, particularly Sale of Goods
  • EU Internal Market, particularly Free Movement of Capital
  • European Corporate Law
  • Regulation of Takeovers


Books: authored

Books: reviews

Journal papers: academic