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Dr Lukas Simkus

Teaching Fellow

LLB (Hons) University of Glasgow, LLM University of Edinburgh, PhD Durham University, FHEA

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Teaching Fellow in the Durham Law SchoolPCL207 


Dr Lukas Simkus is a teacher and researcher in the fields of international economic law, banking law, European law, financial law, and trusts at the Durham Law School. He is also a member of the Durham European Law Institute (DELI) and Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL). 
As a former senior associate at an international law firm and a co-founder of a technology start-up, Lukas has substantial experience in international banking, investment law, e-money regulation, corporate establishment rules, and regulation of cross-border asset relocation. He holds an LL.B. Honours degree in Law and Business Management from the University of Glasgow, an LL.M. in Economic Law from the University of Edinburgh, where he passed his dissertation with distinction, and a PhD from Durham University in International Economic Law.

His primary research interests are European banking regulation, the effects of legal measures on non-performing loan portfolio management, and the use of trusts instruments in investment brokerage business. 

Lukas has also been engaged in pedagogical research, with particular interest in physical classroom feature arrangements and e-learning. 

Office Hours

12-2 every term-time Tuesday PCL 207, other times may be available by appointment.

Research Groups

Durham European Law Institute (DELI)

Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL)

Research interests

  • International Banking Law
  • Classroom Environments
  • Non-Performing Loans
  • Regulation of Asset Management

Research groups

  • Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice


Doctoral Thesis

  • Lukas Simkus (Published). (Dis)uniting the Diversity: The European Banking Union and the Non-Eurozone EU Member States. PhD.