George S. Georgiev is a Visiting Assistant Professor and LMI Business Law & Policy Fellow at UCLA School of Law. His primary teaching and research interests reside in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities regulation, antitrust law, and comparative business law. At UCLA, he teaches doctrinal courses, such as Corporate Governance, and transactional courses, such as Corporate Finance Transactions and M&A Transaction Planning.
Professor Georgiev received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2007. During law school, he served on the Yale Journal of International Law and as a Yale College Teaching Fellow, and was awarded an Olin Summer Research Fellowship in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and a Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowship. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Munich and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University.
Prior to arriving at UCLA, Professor Georgiev spent close to six years in private practice with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Clifford Chance LLP, where he worked on numerous precedent-setting securities offerings and other financing transactions for corporations and sovereigns across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and on large cross-border M&A transactions for European and U.S. companies. He has also worked at the European Commission’s antitrust division in Brussels and at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Professor Georgiev’s research appears in the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Utah Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, and UCLA Law Review, among others. His article “Contagious Efficiency: The Growing Reliance on U.S.-Style Antitrust Settlements in EU Law” won the 2008 Swope Antitrust Writing Prize. His current work examines the regulatory treatment of large public companies by the securities laws and the SEC.