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To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Friday, 11 November 2011

European Commission Press Release: New rules for more efficient, resilient and transparent financial markets in Europe

The European Commission has recently published a press release announcing plans to revise the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) in the form of a Directive and a Regulation.

The aim is to ensure all trading venues have to "play by the same transparency rules and that conflicts of interest are mitigated". The reforms also aim to provide better access to capital markets for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by creating a specific label for SME Markets that meet their needs.

There is also mention of taking in to account technological advances that have drastically increased the speed of trading that causes exposure to risk. Through increasing transparency and reinforcing supervisory powers by regulators the reforms aim to strengthen investor protection.

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