Clara Martins Pereira

Lecturer, King's College London

Other affiliations

St Anne's College


Clara Martins Pereira is a DPhil candidate in Law at the University of Oxford, where she is also a lecturer and tutor in Company Law. For her DPhil, she is working on algorithmic and high-frequency trading under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Payne.

Clara holds a BA in Law and a Master in Law and Business from Católica School of Law (Lisbon), as well as a Magister Juris and an MPhil from the University of Oxford. Before moving to Oxford, she was a Capital Markets lawyer at Portuguese law firm PLMJ, as well as a guest lecturer in Corporate Law at Católica.

Between 2016 and 2017, Clara was an Associate Editor at the Oxford Business Law Blog and, between 2016 and 2018, she was a Graduate Development Scholar at the University of Oxford's St. Anne's College. In 2017, she taught Corporate Law and Governance at the LSE Summer School and, more recently, she has been teaching Tort Law at a number of Oxford colleges. Since starting her DPhil, Clara has also acted as a Research Assistant for various academics and projects and she has held various visiting scholar positions.

The first year of Clara's research was funded by the Foundation for International Law and by the University of Oxford's Law Faculty (Winter Williams Scholarship and Graduate Assistance Fund). Her research is currently funded by the FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

Research Interests

  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance 

Research projects & programmes

Business Law Research Group Oxford Business Law Blog

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