Dionysia Katelouzou (PhD) is a Reader (Associate Professor) of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Her research interests primarily cover corporate law, corporate governance, financial regulation, law and economics, empirical legal research, transnational law and socio-legal research. One strand of her research deals with investor stewardship, shareholder activism, and sustainability, especially from a socio-legal perspective. Her work is distinctive in its empirical orientation and combines socio-legal analysis with empirical methods (including econometric analysis, network analysis, in-depth interviews and natural language processing).
Dionysia holds a PhD and an LLM (first class) from the University of Cambridge, and an LLB (summa cum laude) from the University of Athens. She is a member of the Bar of Athens and an editor of the ECGI Blog, while in the past she had been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London), among others.
Her current research looks at the role of institutional investors in producing corporate governance norms or pressuring rule change by the legislature on a domestic, regional, international and transnational scale, and she is leading the ECGI-supported Global Shareholder Stewardship project, consisting of more than 140 academic and non-academic members across 24 countries around the world.
Dionysia was awarded a BA Mid-Career Fellowship, has been PI on three smaller grants and conducted commissioned research with the FRC as both PI and Co-I. She has authorship of more than 30 research outputs with more than 325 citations. She was awarded the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP prize for the best ECGI Law Working Paper in 2020 for her co-authored paper, “The Global Diffusion of Stewardship Codes”.