Professor Blanaid Clarke Named McCann FitzGerald Chair of Corporate Law at Trinity College Dublin
McCann FitzGerald, and Trinity College Dublin, announced today that Professor Blanaid Clarke has been appointed to the new position of McCann FitzGerald Chair of Corporate Law.
Professor Clarke, who has an internationally recognised track record in the field of corporate law, will lead the development of this field in the Law School and at a national level make a significant contribution to research and policy making. The Law School, known internationally for the depth and diversity of its scholarship, will aim to become a global centre of excellence in corporate law and this appointment will now enable it to offer, among other things, teaching in corporate accountability and regulation, an area of considerable significance in the current environment.
McCann FitzGerald Chairman, John Cronin said: “We are very pleased to see Professor Clarke appointed to this position. This is an opportune time to establish a Chair of Corporate Law given the enormous public demand for better legal regulation of corporate entities, including the banking sector. Blanaid has a strong track record with extensive experience gained through her work with the Takeover Panel, the Central Bank Commission and the European Commission.”
Commenting on her appointment Professor Clarke said: “I’m honoured to become the first holder of the McCann FitzGerald Chair of Corporate Law. My goal will be to establish the Law School at Trinity College as a leading centre for corporate law research and learning. The financial crisis highlighted inadequacies in many areas of commercial law including corporate law, insolvency law, corporate governance and financial regulation. There is a real need for thought leadership and research which could influence not only the academic community but also be applied to support legal practitioners and to develop public policy.”
Professor Hilary Biehler, head of the Law School, Trinity College Dublin said: “Trinity College Dublin is delighted that Professor Clarke has been appointed to this role. Professor Clarke has an excellent reputation for her research and scholarship in the field of corporate law. The school is confident that with her exceptional track record, she will play a highly significant role in driving and enhancing the existing work being undertaken within the law school in the area of corporate law.”