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Dr Demetra Arsalidou

Dr Demetra Arsalidou

Senior Lecturer in Law

+44 (0)29 2087 4347
1.19, Adeilad y Gyfraith, Rhodfa'r Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3AX


Dr Demetra Arsalidou is the Module Leader of Company Law (undergraduate level) and Comparative Corporate Governance (postgraduate level). She also teaches Trusts. Her research interests lie in the area of company law and corporate governance. Her most recent research addresses questions of corporate law theory, with a focus on the liability of bankers and the role of the law in holding them liable for the excesses. Demetra has recently completed her second monograph Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions, published by Routledge, 2015: http://www.routledge.com/products/9780415535465. The book provides a critical overview and analysis of key corporate governance weaknesses, focusing primarily on three main areas: directors’ failure to understand complex company transactions; the poor remuneration practices of financial institutions; and, finally, the failure of institutional investors to sufficiently engage with management. While largely focused on the UK, the book also considers EU and Australian developments as well as offering a comparative angle looking at the corporate governance of financial institutions in the US.

Moreover, Demetra has published widely in the area of company law in leading company law journals, such as the Journal of Business Law, the European Company and Financial Law Review and Law and Financial Markets Review. She wrote a number of articles on UK and Australian Company law and is the author of 'The Impact of Modern Influences on the Traditional Duties of Care, Skill and Diligence of Company Directors', Kluwer Law International (2001).

Demetra holds an LL.B degree from the University of Lancaster, and and LL.M and Ph.D degree from the University of Exeter. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Exeter. She moved to Cardiff from a lectureship at Monash University, Australia, and earlier held positions at the University of Exeter. During her time at Exeter, she also worked as a researcher on a major project on the disqualification of directors, published by the ACCA. In the Australian summer of 2003, Demetra was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. She also has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Toulouse.

Demetra is the Chair of Student Progress Monitoring Committee and the Unfair Practice Co-Ordinator, Cardiff Law School.

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Member of Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales Sep 2011
  • Member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, UK Sep 2010
  • Member of the Global Network of Greek Lawyers (GNGL) Oct 2009
  • Member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research Oct 2006
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars Sep 2002

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

October 2014 Shareholders and Corporate Scrutiny 6th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility , Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
June 2006 Stakeholders Directors’ Duties and the UK Company Law Reform Bill 2005 3rd International Conference on Industrial Organization, Economics & Law organised by the General Confederation of Small and Medium Sized Businesses, Craftsmen and Traders of Greece & The Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.), Athens
May 2006 Implementing Western Style Audit Committees in Asia (with M. Wang) The Development of Law in Asia: Convergence versus Divergence, The 3rd Asian Law Institute Conference (ASLI), East Chine University of Politics and Law, Shanghai, China
May 2005 Challenges with Imposing Western Standards of Disclosure Requirements in Asia (with M. Wang) ‘The Challenge of Law in Asia: From Globalisation to Regionalisation?’ organised by the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) – The 2nd Asian Law Institute Conference (ASLI), Thailand
May 2004 Challenges with Implementing Western Standards of Corporate Governance in Asia (with M. Wang) ‘The Role of Law in a Developing Asia’, organised by the Asian Law Institute - ASLI, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
April 2002 Company Directors: No Hiding Place for the Unfit? The New Approach Under Legislation for Directors’ Negligent Omissions. Invited Guest Lecturer, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
December 2001 Damages for Breach of Competition Law: Case C-453/99 Courage v Creham [2001] ECR I-nyr ECLE (European Case Law in Exeter), University of Exeter



















Module leader Company law (LL.B) and Comparative Corporate Governance (LL.M). Module Tutor in Trusts (LL.B).


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