Simon Deakin

DRT Louvain-La-Neuve

University of Cambridge
Simon Deakin is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge, and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is a programme director in the Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR), and an associate Faculty member of the Judge Business School.

Professor Deakin holds a BA and a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge. He took up his first lecturing post at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, in 1987, after a year as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago. He joined the Cambridge Law Faculty in 1990 (first as a lecturer, then as a reader). He was a visiting fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin, Nantes, in 1993 and 1995, and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne, in 1996. In 2003 he was BNL Visiting Professor of European Law at Columbia University and in 2004 a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence. Since 2004 he has been Omron visiting fellow at Doshisha University, Kyoto. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance in the Judge Business School at Cambridge. In 2005 he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Present research projects include work on law, finance and development; reflexive governance in the public interest; gender equality and corporate governance; and capabilities and labour markets in Europe.


  • Mercredi 10 mai 2017 (16h15-18h15 - auditoire Socrate 242) : "Eurozone crisis, social policy and the European Pillar of Social Rights" [Cours de droit approfondi du travail]


  • Mardi 9 mai 2017 (18h15-20h15 - Fondation universitaire , 11 rue d'Egmont, Bruxelles) : "Social rights in the new socio-economic architecture of the European Union", séminaire pour les chercheurs et doctorants

Le séminaire est organisé par les Professeurs O. De Schutter, F. Dorssemont, A. Lamine et M. Rocca

  • Mercredi 10 mai 2017 (09h00-16h00 - Salle Jean Dabin) : "Labour is not a commodity - But what about Labour Markets?", séminaire pour les chercheurs et doctorants.

Le séminaire est organisé par les Professeurs P.-P. Van Gehuchten et A. Lamine

Le Pr. Deakin est invité par les Prs O. De Schutter et F. Dorssemont.