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Professor Blanaid Clarke

McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law (Law)

Blanaid holds the McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests include: company law; corporate governance; ethics; financial services law; securities law; and takeover law and she has published extensively in these areas. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Law and was one of the editors of Palmer's Company Law and (2009-2021) and Legal Studies (2011-2016). She is the Irish representative on the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority's Takeover Bids Network. She is Deputy Chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board and works with the Irish Takeover Panel. She is a Vice President of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute and the Royal Irish Academy's Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee.. She is a member of: the European Model Company Act Group; the University of Oslo's Sustainable Companies project; and the European Corporate Governance Institute. Previously, she was also a member of: the Irish Central Bank Commission (2010-2018); the European Securities and Markets Authority's Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (2018-2020); the European Commission's Informal Expert Group on Company Law (2014-2018); and the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law (2010-2011).
  Banking Law   Business/Corporate Law   Capital Markets Law   Company Law   Contracts   Corporate Governance   Financial Services Regulation   Takeover Regulation
Company Law Legal Systems - Ireland in, editor(s)D.Busch, C.Gortos and G.Mc Meel , Liability of Financial Supervisors and Resolution Authorities, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, pp321 - 348, [Blanaid Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Cultural Reforms in Irish Banks - A Pandemic Report Card in, editor(s)C. Gortsos and G. Ringe , Financial Stability amidst the Pandemic Crisis: On Top of the Wave, Frankfurt, European Banking Institute, 2021, pp404 - 434, [B. Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
The Role of the Central Bank of Ireland as an Independent Financial Regulator in, D.Farrell and N. Hardiman , Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, pp683 - 701, [B. Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Senior Executive Accountability in the Financial Services Sector - An Irish Case Study in, editor(s)Ronald J. Gilson, Mats Isaksson, Erik Lidman Johan Munck and Erik Sjöman , Festschrift in honour of Rolf Skog , Sweeden, Norstedts Juridik, 2021, pp311 - 329, [B. Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
B. Clarke, Senior Executive Accountability and Responsibility in Financial Institutions, The Irish Jurist, 66, 2021, p74-100 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
"Cultural reforms in Irish banks. Walking the walk during the COVID-19 pandemic in, editor(s)C. Gortsos and G. Ringe , Pandemic Crisis and Financial Stability, Frankfurt, European Banking Institute, 2020, pp127-154 , [B. Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Regulation of AIFMs and AIFs in Ireland in, editor(s)D.Zetzsche , The AIFM Directive- European Regulation of Alternative Investment Funds, Kluwer Law International, 2020, pp911-924 , [B.Clarke (and M.White) ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
CRD IV - The EU's response to corporate governance failings in credit institutions" in, editor(s)D Cash and R Goddard , Regulation and the Global Financial Crisis: Impact, Regulatory Responses, and Beyond , Routledge, 2020, pp190-209 , [B. Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Ireland in, S. Allegrezza , The Enforcement Dimension of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, Milano, Wolters Kluwer, 2020, pp341 - 380, [B.Clarke], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020, p1 - 108, Notes: [Contributes to national public debate on COVID-19 and policy-making by the State.], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL

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B Clarke, Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions: the Role of Culture, European Banking Institute Annual Conference,, Frankfurt, 22 February 2019, 2019, EBI, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, Organisational Culture: What Happens When No One is Looking?, TCD Law School's Lecture Series, TCD, 20 March 2019, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, Organisational Culture and the Role of Lawyers, Summer ELSA Law School, Trinity College Dublin , 24 July 2019, 2019, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, Good Information Driving Good Decision Making - Board Engagement and Information Asymmetry, Supporting the Agenda for Good Governance of State Boards, Dublin, 16 May 2019, 2019, Public Affairs Ireland , Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B.Clarke, The Irish Banking Culture Board, Innovation and other Contemporary Pivotal Issues in Financial Markets Law and Company Law - Selected National, International, European and Comparative Views, Sapienza University of Rome , 13 December 2019, 2019, Dr. Gudula Deipenbrock, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, "Individual Accountability for Regulatory Breaches: the Irish Experience", Regulation of the Banking Sector: Challenges and Emerging Issues conference, University of Bristol , 11 May 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, "Regulation of Takeovers in Ireland and the UK" , Oceans Apart: Corporate and Securities Litigation and Regulation in Comparative Perspective conference,, MCCann FitzGerald, Dublin, 26 April 2018, 2018, Trinity College Dublin, Oxford University and Fordham University, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B Clarke, "Brexit, financial services and contract continuity" , TRiSS - IIEA 'Bitesize' workshop series, Aspects of Brexit, TCD, 20 September 2018, 2018, TRiSS - IIEA , Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B.Clarke, Board Culture and Behaviour , Culture, Diversity and the Way Forward for Corporate Governance in Ireland , Trinity College Dublin, 25 October 2018, 2018, Central Bank and Trinity Law School, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
B.Clarke, Insights into Changing Bank Culture and Behaviour , Contemporary Issues in Financial Markets Law and Company Law - Legal Challenges of Digitalisation - Fintech, Insurtech and other Developments, Berlin, 16 November 2018, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


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Blanaid's research interests include company law, corporate governance, financial services law, securities law and takeover law.