Solicitor of England & Wales, qualified 2012; Attorney at law, Greece, qualified 2009; LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law (2008) Queen Mary University of London; Law Degree (2006), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Postgraduate Research Student
The financial crisis as a driver of takeover law reform: the board neutrality rule and breakthrough rule of the EU Takeover Directive revisited
Corporate Law, Takeover Regulation, Corporate Governance (Jurisdictions: UK, EU & US)
Georgina Tsagas commenced her PhD in October 2009, after having been awarded a Full Scholarship for 2009-2012 by the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London. Georgina began her professional legal training in Thessaloniki after having obtained her Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006. In 2008 she was awarded her LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law with Distinction at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, having achieved 3rd place out of 370 students in her year. Georgina is dually qualified, having qualified as a lawyer in Greece in 2009 (Thessaloniki Bar Association) and as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 2012.
Parallel to her PhD studies Georgina has lectured as a Teaching Fellow on the LLB Company Law Tutorials in Term 1 2011-2012, as a Guest lecturer on the LLM Company Law and Corporate Governance modules in Term 1 2011-2012 and as a Tutor of Legal Writing on the LLB module on ‘Principles of Common Law and Statutory Interpretation’ in Term 1 2010-2011. Amidst her doctoral research, she has also been employed as a research assistant at the School of Law, having worked on the update of the new edition of ‘Cases & Materials on Company Law’ A. Hicks & S.H. Goo (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011 7th Ed.) in 2010 and on a comparative research project focusing on corporate law and corporate governance reform in the Middle East.
- G. Tsagas “Reflecting on the value of socially responsible practices post the takeover of Cadbury’s plc by Kraft Foods Inc: Implications for the Revision of the EU Takeover Directive” (2012) European Company Law Journal, 9 (2), 70
- G. Tsagas, “EU Takeover Regulation: one size can’t fit all” (2011) International Journal of Private Law, 4 (1), 171
Conferences / Presentations
- Oxford Law & Finance Workshops, University College London, March 2012, Paper Presentation entitled ‘Tug of War between an open market for corporate control and a long-term vision for UK Firms: Reconsidering target directors’ advisory role post the takeover of Cadbury’s plc.’
- Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Law in Politics, Politics in Law, Cambridge, September 2011, Paper Presentation entitled ‘All companies are equal, but some companies are more equal than others. An ominous fate for the 13th Directive on Takeover Bids’