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Dr Jonathan Mukwiri

Associate Professor

LLB, LLM, PhD, FHEA, Barrister

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Associate Professor in Durham Law SchoolPCL141 
Member of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law  


Jonathan is an Associate Professor in Corporate Law at Durham Law School. He joined Durham in October 2010. He teaches mainly on the postgraduate taught programme and supervises numerous postgraduate dissertations in broad areas of corporate law and commercial law. He also teaches undergraduates on the Company Law module.

Jonathan's research interests lie primarily in corporate law, especially European corporate law. To date, his work in corporate law has focused on takeover regulation and corporate governance, including the role of shareholders and the protection of minority shareholders. He is the author of the Takeovers and European Legal Framework: A British Perspective (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009), a monograph that provides a detailed understanding of the implementation of the Takeover Directive 2004/25/EC into the UK. He is currently researching on the interaction between free movement of capital and regulation of takeovers in light of the Brexit implications for the UK.

Research Supervision

Jonathan would be delighted to hear from potential PhD students interested in researching any area of corporate law, especially in relation to takeovers, interaction between takeovers and free movement of capital, corporate governance, directors' duties, minority shareholder protection, and corporate social responsibility. His most recent PhD students researched issues in takeovers, mergers, corporate governance, and sale of goods issues related to the Vienna Convention.

Please read the information here and contact Jonathan for advice on your draft proposal.

Teaching Areas

Company Law

Takeover Regulation in the EU

Research interests

  • Regulation of Takeovers
  • Corporate Governance
  • EU Internal Market, particularly Free Movement of Capital
  • Commercial Law, particularly Sale of Goods

Research groups

  • Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy
  • Durham European Law Institute
  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Research Projects

  • Grants


Authored book

Book review

Chapter in book

  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2019). Cross-Border Mergers Directive and Its Impact in the UK. In Cross-Border Mergers. Papadopoulos, Thomas. Springer. 477-503.
  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2017). Takeovers. In Gore-Browne on EU Company Law. Fleet,Stuart & Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten. Jordan Publishing.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2017). Negotiating Brexit Free Trade Agreements. [Editorial Comments]. European Company Law 14(1): 5-5.
  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2015). Reforming EU Takeover Law Remains on Hold. [Editorial Comments]. European Company Law 12(4): 186-187.


  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2015), Harmonisation under siege in the EU market for corporate control, IALS Lunchtime Seminar Series 2014-2015 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Seminar. London, England.
  • Mukwiri, Jonathan (2015), Investor protection and protectionist nature of the EU market for corporate control, IALS Lunchtime Seminar Series 2014-2015 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Seminar. London, England.