Ms Michala (Michelle) Meiselles

Position: Law Lecturer

College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Law School

Subject area: Law:

Research Centre: Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre

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Law Lecturer

Teaching responsibilities

LL.M. (International Banking and Finance; National and International Sale of Goods)

LL.B. (Commercial and Consumer Law)

Tutor (LL.M. and LL.B.)

Pastoral care

Professional interests


White Collar Crime

Financial Crime

Comparative Law 

International Business Law

International Contract Law

EU law and policy

Private International Law 

Trade Law

Corporate Law

Banking and Finance Law


Research interests


White Collar Crime

Financial Crime

Comparative Law 

International Business Law

International Contract Law

EU law and policy

Private International Law 

Trade Law

Corporate Law

Banking and Finance Law


Membership of professional bodies

Law Society (England and Wales)


LL.B. (Hon) (Manchester University)

LL.M. (Manchester University)

LPC (Manchester Metropolitan University)



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 (EBLR publication due end of 2017)

- ‘The European Economic Interest Grouping – A Chance for Multinationals?’ (EBLR, Volume 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

Additional interests and activities


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)



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

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

Designing, writing and delivering various law courses to postgraduate students at the Law School (LL.M. and Master II en droit). Devising, developing and implementing courses using innovative teaching techniques inter alia experiential teaching techniques (including negotiation, advisory, advocacy, drafting and interview techniques). Formulating, developing and administering new teaching initiatives for use in my courses (employing inter alia electronic platforms and forums). Planning, delivering and critically reviewing a range of teaching and assessment activities. Undertaking academic supervision and acting as research supervisor for master's level theses. Delivering pastoral care and career guidance. Professional development coaching. 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)

Visiting professor of law on behalf of the Law School at the UFAR (Armenia) as part of a master's programme delivered by the Law School in the context of a collaboration between the French and Armenian governments. 

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