Workshop on Post-crisis Trajectories of European Corporate Governance: Dealing with the Present and
Building the Future, University of Leeds, 21 September 2012
Professor Blanaid Clarke BCL, MBS (Banking & Finance), PhD
Blanaid Clarke took up the McCann Fitzgerald Chair in Corporate Law in Trinity College Dublin in August
2012. Before that she was an Associate Professor of Corporate Law in University College Dublin.
Blanaid’s research interests include corporate governance, securities law, takeover law and investor
protection and she has published extensively in these areas. Blanaid is a member of the European Model
Company Act Group and a member of the University of Oslo’s Sustainable Companies project. She was
recently a member of the European Commission’s Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law.
Blanaid is one of the editors of Legal Studies and is on the editorial boards of the Irish Jurist, Journal of
Business Law and Palmer’s Company Law. Blanaid works with the Irish Takeover Panel and is a Member
of the European Securities and Markets Authority Takeover Bids Network. In October 2010, Blanaid was
appointed to the board of the Irish Central Bank Commission.