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Clara Martins Pereira is a DPhil candidate in Law at the University of Oxford, working on algorithmic and high-frequency trading under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Payne. She is also a Graduate Development Scholar and a Company Law tutor at St. Anne's College.

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. She has previously worked as a summer trainee at Linklaters and as a lawyer in the Capital Markets team of Portuguese law firm PLMJ. Between 2011 and 2012, Clara was also a guest lecturer at Católica School of Law.

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.

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Research Interests

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

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Tort, Company Law

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