Dr Alvaro Pereira
I teach and write about corporations, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. I am particularly interested in how corporate law reforms shape startup and venture capital ecosystems, and the development of sustainable economies.
Before joining the School of Law, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, where I led a multilingual research team on an empirical research project awarded with the Early-Stage Research grant. I also taught in undergraduate and graduate programs in business and law schools in California and Latin America. Aside from academia, I worked as a corporate and bankruptcy litigator, and served as director of business development at a pre-seed startup company based in California.
I studied law at the University of California, Berkeley (JSD, LLM), Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (LLM, LLB), and Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Erasmus). Within this period, I was executive editor at the Berkeley Business Law Journal and associate editor at the Oxford Business Law Blog. I was also a student fellow at Startup at Berkeley Law and the Miller Institute-American Society of International Law, and a junior academic visitor at the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.
- Comparative corporate law
- Venture capital
- Bankruptcy law
- Empirical legal studies
- J.S.D., LL.M., University of California, Berkeley
- LL.M., LL.B., Universidad de los Andes
- Contract law
- Company law
- Company law
- IBL: Capital Markets
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Business Law and Practice