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Durham Law School

Staff Profiles

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

Senior Lecturer in Durham Law School
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Durham Law School

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Jonathan Mukwiri is currently a Senior 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.

Research Supervision

Jonathan would be delighted to hear from potential PhD students interested in researching in the following areas: (1) Legal Aspects of Takeovers; (2) Free Movement of Capital; (3) Corporate Governance; (4) Legal Aspects of the Global Financial Crisis; (5) Corporate Crime and Corporate Social Responsibility; and (6) Legal Issues in Sale of Goods. His most recent PhD students researched issues in takeovers, mergers, corporate governance, and sale of goods issues related to the Vienna Convention.

Please read the information here and contact Jonathan for advice on your draft proposal.

Teaching Areas

Company Law

Takeover Regulation in the EU

Research Interests

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


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