Michala Meiselles

Solicitor and Law Lecturer, University of Derby
Michala Meiselles is a solicitor and senior law lecturer at the University of Derby. Prior to the University of Derby, she previously taught law as a lecturer at Université Jean Moulin (France) and Aix Marseille Université (France). She runs her own consultancy firm that provides strategic solutions and specialised services to multinationals and international organisations. She has a particular interest in international business transactions, trade law, corporate law and cross-border investments. Ms Meiselles read law at Manchester University (graduating in 1994) and completed an LL.M. in European and International Law and Policy at Manchester University in 2003. She has been working as a lawyer since 1995 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999. Upon qualification as a solicitor, Ms Meiselles moved into private practice where she specialised in commercial, insurance and banking litigation representing inter alia global insurance and banking clients as well as public sector agencies and multinationals. For over a decade, she has been providing professional training to solicitors, attorneys and executives in the fields of international corporate law, business ethics and professional standards, client care, anti-money laundering law and practice, anti-bribery and corruption law and practice, European law and policy, international trade law and international business law. She holds and has held visiting positions at law and business schools in Europe, the Middle East and North America, including Université Cergy Pontoise (France), University of Western Ontario (Canada), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and the University of Georgia in Athens (US). Ms Meiselles researches and writes in the fields of international corporate law, corporate criminal liability and international business law. One of her recent publications is a paper entitled ‘Civil Law Consequences of Corruption and Bribery in France’ (published in 2009 by Nomos in a book entitled ‘The Civil Law Consequences of Corruption’). Her book entitled ‘International Commercial Agreements – An Edinburgh Law Guide’ which addresses cross-jurisdictional business transactions is published by Edinburgh University Press. She is presently co-authoring a textbook entitled International Licensing Agreements – A Guide for Practitioners.
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References to the Court of Justice of the EU
Practice notes

This Practice Note identifies the sources of the system of references for preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, highlighting the circumstances in which national courts of EU Member States may and must make a preliminary reference. Viewed from two angles, this Practice Note addresses the position of national courts and tribunals, as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union, as regards preliminary references.

Practice areas


  • LPC Manchester Metropolitan University
  • LL.M Manchester University
  • LL.B (with honours) Manchester University


  • Contributing Author

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