Centre for Enterprise Liability
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B-3-56
Alexandra Horváthová is a postdoc research fellow at CEVIA – Centre for Enterprise Liability. She holds a Master’s degree in law from Comenius University (2010), an LL.M in International Business Law from the Central European University (2011) and an S.J.D. in International Business Law from the Central European University (2015). She has been a visiting researcher at the Cornell Law School (2014) and the Oxford Law School (2013). Before joining CEVIA, she was a research fellow at the Center for Integrity in Business and Government at the CEU Business School (2012-2015) and she worked for CMS Cameron McKenna in Budapest with their litigation and arbitration team, after which she joined the anti-corruption consultation firm, CNS Risk. Alexandra is also qualified for the bar in Slovakia (2016).
Alexandra’s main areas of research are corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, contract law, capital market law and European and comparative law with focus on corporate law and human rights. On these topics she has published articles in the Queen Mary Law Journal or the Journal of Eurasian Law (Duke University). Alexandra has also published a monograph with Kluwer Law International on Commercial and Economic Law in Slovak Republic and was a country contributor for a monograph published by the Cambridge University Press (Simona Grossi, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Modern Common Law Approach to Judicial Decision Making, 2015). She actively participated on numerous conferences in Europe and in Canada.
Alexandra’s current work focuses on the interplay between corporate social responsibility and contract law. She analyzes how and in which forms a contract, as a legal tool, can contribute to the further development, application and enforcement of CSR in the business world. Despite numerous governmental and non-governmental initiatives, corporations remain extremely agile at finding legally questionable ways to circumvent regulatory control and international guidelines, in that way leaving the notion of CSR highly ambiguous in legal scholarship. Therefore, Alexandra first of all intends to outline a normative basis for demonstrating the problem of CSR dysfunction and the necessity of substituting this term by a positive law definition on both the national and international level.
- Corporate Social Responsibility, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Autumn 2016, master course)
- Law of Private Equity, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Autumn 2016, master course)
- International Diplomatic Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Spring 2017, master course
- International Arbitration, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Autumn 2016, Master course)
- EU International Relations Law: The External Dimension of European Integration, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Autumn 2016, Master course)
Superivision of bachelor and master student theses