Staff profile

Michala Meiselles

Senior Law Lecturer




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Law School

Research centre

Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



Senior Law Lecturer

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Law Society (England and Wales)

International Committee, Law Society (England and Wales)


Vis Moot Competition (Regional mooting competition, Canada 2014)

Honorary Secretary (Franco-British International Association)

Chair of National Pro-Bono Committee (Young Solicitors Group, 2001-2003)

National Committee (Young Solicitors Group, 2000-2003)

National Committee (Trainee Solicitors Group, 1998-2000)


2014 Anti money laundering advanced training, International Compliance Training & Manchester University

2013 Course on anti money laundering procedures and legislation, BPP

2005-2006 Diplôme Supérieur ‘Langue et Culture Française’, Alliance Française, France

2002-2003 LL.M. in European Law and Policy, University of Manchester, England

April 1999 Admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales, Law Society (England and Wales)

1998 Professional Skills Course, BPP

1994-1995 Diploma in Legal Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University, England

1991-1994 LL.B. with Honours, University of Manchester, England

Experience in industry

Compliance training consultant HSBC Global (2014 - present)

Director and Solicitor Rubicon (UK) Limited, England (2004 - present)

Adviser European Union Outreach Centre (Info-Europe), France (2005-2006)

Government Solicitor Lancashire County Council, England (2003-2004)

Solicitor Berrymans Lace Mawer, England (1999-2001)

Trainee and solicitor Hodari & Co, England (1998-1999)

Legal Aid Lawyer Manchester County Court/ Citizens’ Advice Bureau, England (1994-1998)

-        Manchester County Court: Court-appointed defence lawyer. Managing a pro-bono advisory and advocacy service at the County Court (reporting to the Court and the City Council).

-        Citizens’ Advice Bureau: Pro-bono lawyer. Setting-up and managing a telephone advice service at the Bureau. Advising and representing members of the public at this drop-in free law clinic. Mentoring and training new advisers.

International experience

Visiting Professor of Law (J.D. programme)

Law School, University of Western Ontario, Canada (January 2014; January 2015; January 2017)

Visiting Lecturer in Law (LL.M. programme)

Law School, Université Cergy Pontoise, France (2010/11; 2011/12; 2015/16)

Visiting Lecturer in Law (Masters programme)

Département d’Etudes Politiques et Territoriales, Université Jean Monnet St-Etienne (2014-Present)

Adjunct Professor of Law and Academic Tutor (LL.M. programme)

Law School, Université Aix-Marseille, France (2010-2016)

Visiting Lecturer in Law (J.D. programme)

Law School, University of Georgia in Athens, USA (February 2012)

Visiting Lecturer in Law (LL.B. programme)

Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre, Israel (May 2011; May 2012)

Additional interests and activities

Academic Board Representative, College of Business, Law, and Social Sciences (2017-Present)

Programme coordinator for law courses, International Relations Department, Université Jean Moulin, France (2007-2016)

Academic Director (LL.M. and Graduate Diploma), Law School, Université Jean Moulin (2007-2011)

Attaché for International Relations, Law School, Université Jean Moulin (2007-2011)

Associate professor of law, Law School, Université Jean Moulin, France (2007-Sept 2016)

LL.M. and Master II en droit. Courses taught include:

(a)   European Law and Policy

(b)  International Corporate Law

(c)   International Commercial Law

(d)  Legal English incorporating Legal Skills and Experiential Training (drafting, advisory, advocacy and negotiation)

Recent publications

a) Books

- International Licensing Agreements co-written with Hugo Wharton (publication in 2018)

- International Commercial Agreements, Edinburgh University Press and Oxford University Press (Americas) (July 2013)

b) Contributed chapters

- 'Civil Law Consequences of Corruption and Bribery in France', in The Civil Law Consequences of Corruption, Olaf Meyer (ed) (Nomos, 2009). Co-written with Professor Beatrice Jaluzot

c) Publications


- ‘The Societas Europaea (SE) – Time to Start Over?’ Co-written with Marta Graute (European Business Law Review Vol.28 issue 5, 2017)

- ‘The European Economic Interest Grouping – A Chance for Multinationals?’ (European Business Law Review, Vol.26, Issue 3, 2015)


- 'Highlights from ESMA's (European Securities and Markets Authority) Annual Report' (Lexis®PSL In-house, publication due in 2017)

- ‘Referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union’ (Lexis®PSL In-house, Fall 2014)

- ‘Personal liability of employees for money laundering offences – A comparative perspective’ (Lexis®PSL In-house, 16 September 2014)

- ‘Paralegal enquiry – The first step to a regulatory framework?’ (Lexis®PSL In-house, 13 August 2014)

d) Articles under review

- ‘Freedom of Establishment and the Effective Participation of Companies in the Economic Life of the European Union’ (under review)

- ‘The Joint Venture Corporation - A Paradigm for Reform of the EEIG?’ (under review)

e) Working papers

- AML legislation in the UK post Brexit

- Good faith in UK and France

- Good faith under international contract law