Narine Lalafaryan a Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor) in Corporate/Financial Law at the Faculty of Laws, UCL (University College London), where she teaches Corporate Finance Law; Economic Analysis of Law: Corporations and Markets; Legal Aspects of International Finance; and Liquidation and its Consequences. She is also a doctoral candidate in financial law and a Hogan Lovells Scholar in English Private Law at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (Sidney Sussex College), and a Life Member of Clare Hall College.
Previously Narine was also a Harvard Law School – University of Cambridge Visiting Scholar at HLS and a Visiting Scholar to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg). Narine holds a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (Clare Hall College), where she was awarded six scholarships and was also selected for the award of the Pegasus Scholar of The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple in London.
Narine’s research interests cover Law and Economics, Corporate Finance, International Finance, and Economics of Deals. Her recent law-and-economics paper “Orchestrating Finance with Material Adverse Changes?” (2022) Legal Studies, has won the 2021 Best Paper Prize award of the Society of Legal Scholar’s Annual Conference. The Society of Legal Scholars’ selection panel said that they were “…impressed with the originality and reach of Narine’s paper, which they felt makes an important contribution to scholarship in the field”. Her paper “Material Adverse Change Uncertainty: Costing a Fortune if Not Corporate Lives” (2021) Journal of Corporate Law Studies is the second most read paper of the JCLS and was featured on the Columbia’s CLS Blue Sky Blog, and the Oxford Business Law Blog.
Narine has defended her doctoral thesis on “Uncertainty in Debt Finance: Reconceptualising Material Adverse Change Clauses” at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.