Dr Katarzyna Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna
- Lecturer in Commercial Law (School of Law)
Katarzyna was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Commercial Law in August 2018. She previously worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at the University of Edinburgh and a Research Associate, Visiting Lecturer and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow.
Katarzyna’s research concentrates on accountability of the board of directors, sustainable development and company law more broadly. Chalaczkiewicz-Ladna obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Her doctoral research was comparative in nature, addressing the extent to which UK, German and Delaware law imposes obligations on directors to take into account the long-term consequences of their decisions. It is the first piece of research to provide illustrations of long-term managerial decision-making.
Katarzyna graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland in 2007 (combined LLB and Master’s Degree) and she studied for a year at the University of Bayreuth, Germany (Socrates-Erasmus Programme). She holds an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Edinburgh (2008).
- Company Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Comparative Law
- Commercial Law
- Empirical research
- Postgraduate Research Community Scheme Award, University of Edinburgh, study grant recognising contribution to the school’s academic community (2013/14)
- Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarship (2012/13 – 2013/14)
- Clark Foundation for Legal Education Scholarship (2011/12 – 2014/15)
Research students under supervision
Snehita Singh - 'Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate governance, company law'
Katarzyna is interested in supervising research students in company law and corporate governance.
- Business Organisations
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Law (Honours)
- Corporate Finance (LLM)
Katarzyna is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, European Corporate Governance Institute and Allerhand Institute (an independent research centre, based in Krakow, Poland).
She provided consultancy services to Milieu Ltd in the field of compliance assessment, in relation to financial law Directives.
In 2014, she spent a few months on a scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany.
Her masters thesis: ‘Challenging the resolutions of the shareholders’ meeting in the Polish and German Public limited company’ received 2nd prize at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Adam Mickiewicz in 2008 and 1st prize for the best dissertation on company law, organised by the Polish Commercial Law Review Journal in 2008.