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Dr Suren Gomtsian

Lecturer in Business Law

Suren joined the School of Law in October 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in law (2016) and an LL.M. Research Master in Law (2012, cum laude) from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Prior to this, Suren worked in legal practice with focus on corporate law matters and M&A transactions. He was a visiting research fellow at Fordham University School of Law, New York, in 2014.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the fields of corporate law, law and economics, and empirical legal studies. His particular focus is on alternative modes of governance, such as privately designed orders or contractual solutions to various legal problems.


Company Law

Corporate Law, Research Skills

PhD Supervision

I welcome approaches for supervision from prospective Ph.D. students with interests in corporate law.

Key Publications

Law Review Articles

Between the Green Pitch and the Red Tape: The Private Legal Order of FIFA, forthcoming in Yale Journal of International Law (2018) (with Annemarie Balvert, Branislav Hock & Oguz Kirman).

Private Ordering of Exit in Limited Liability Companies: Theory and Evidence from Business Organization Contracts, 53 American Business Law Journal 677 (2016).

Contractual Mechanisms of Investor Protection in Non-Listed Limited Liability Companies, 60 Villanova Law Review 955 (2015).

The Governance of Publicly Traded Limited Liability Companies, 40 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 207 (2015).


What Do the Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights Tell about Property Rights in Europe? (Apr. 2016). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2016-09 (with David Gomtsyan).

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