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Dr Ewan McGaughey


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Dr Ewan McGaughey joined King’s as a lecturer in private law in 2014. He holds degrees from King’s, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the London School of Economics, and has taught at UCL. He is also a research associate at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley from July to September 2016. He has appeared on French Parliament television (LCP Assemblée Nationale at 14:00), and speaks German reasonably well. 

Research interests

Ewan’s core research interests are economic and social rights, particularly in the governance of enterprises. He specialises in corporate law, insolvency, pensions and institutional investment, labour law, private law, law and economics and legal history, in the Commonwealth, the European Union and the United States. He is particularly interested in law’s social role, and its consequences for equality, fairness and justice. 

Selected publications

Author page on SSRN.

• ‘Does Corporate Governance Exclude the Ultimate Investor?’ (2016) 16(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 221

• ‘The Codetermination Bargains: The History of German Corporate and Labour Law’ (2016) 23(1) Columbia Journal of European Law (forthcoming)

Participation in Corporate Governance (2014) Doctoral thesis

• ‘Behavioural Economics and Labour Law’ (2014) LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Papers 20/2014, shorter version in A Ludlow and A Blackham, New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research (2015) ch 6

Shorter articles 

• Otto Kahn-Freund, ‘Autobiographical Memories of the Weimar Republic: A Conversation with Wolfgang Luthardt’ (February 1978) translated to English (2016) 

• ‘All in ‘It’ Together: Worker Wages Without Worker Votes’ (2016) 27(1) King’s Law Journal 1

• ‘Ideals of the Corporation and the Nexus of Contracts’ (2015) 78(6) Modern Law Review 1057
• ‘Are Zero Hours Contracts Lawful?’ (29 November 2014) Submission to DBIS Consultation
• ‘Member Nominated Trustees and Corporate Governance’ (June 26, 2013) Speech for the AMNT

  • European Union law
  • Contracts
  • Trusts
  • Labour law
  • Corporate law
  • Principles of enterprise governance
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