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Mark Brewer

Dr Mark Brewer PhD, JD, MA

Assistant Dean International

  • About

    Dr. Mark Brewer is Assistant Dean International at Sheffield Business School. He received his B.A. from Samford University in the U.S.A., Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews, J.D. from Cornell University in the U.S.A., and M.LL.P. from Humboldt-Universität in Germany.

    Prior to his academic career, Mark was a capital markets lawyer at Linklaters in London, Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, and Fried Frank in New York and Frankfurt, where he advised major companies, banks, and governments on a variety of equity and debt financings.

    Mark has been named a Truman Scholar in the U.S., a Rotary Scholar in Canada, and a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany. He received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Scholarship in Germany and an Overseas Research Students Award in the U.K. and is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. He is a guest professor at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland), the University of Milan (Italy), and ESSCA Business School (France) and his research interests include corporate law, capital markets, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and fashion law.


    • 2003: Master of German and European Law and Legal Practice, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
    • 2003: Juris Doctor, Cornell University, United Kingdom
    • 1998: PhD International Relations, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
    • 1994: Bachelor of Arts, Samford University, United States of America

    Member of professional body


    • 2018: , Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom
    • 2018: , Bar of the State of New York, United Kingdom
    • 2018: , Society of Legal Scholars, United Kingdom
    • 2018: , British International Studies Association, United Kingdom


    • 2018: , International Association of Law Schools, United States of America
    • 1998 to 1999: , Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany


    • 2018: , International Association of Law Schools, United States of America

    Assistant Dean


    • Brexit, Erasmus, and the future of student mobility in the UK and Europe
    • Geoengineering and corporate governance
    • The problem of statelessness in multinational supply chains
    • The threat to the future of single colour fashion trademarks in post-Brexit Britain

  • Teaching

    Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

    Sheffield Business School

    Finance and Banking

    Corporate governance, corporate law, corporate social responsibility, business law, EU law, international capital markets 

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Brennan, G., O’Boyle, R., Cookson, J., & Brewer, M. (2019). Paradigm shift: motivations for qualified legal professionals to undertake academic study. The Law Teacher, 53 (1), 70-89.

    Brewer, M., & Turner, S. (2019). Solving child statelessness: Disclosure, reporting, and corporate responsibility. British Journal of American Legal Studies, 8 (1).

    Brewer, M. (2018). Corporate social responsibility in the age of hydraulic fracturing in the United States and the United Kingdom. Creighton Law Review, 51 (3), 577-602.

    Brewer, M. (2017). Fashion Law: More than Wigs, Gowns, and Intellectual Property. San Diego Law Review, 54 (4), 739-784.

    Brewer, M.K. (2014). Beyond International Law. Tilburg Law Review, 19 (1-2), 64-73.

    Brewer, M. (2011). Rethinking Disclosure and Liability in the Transatlantic Capital Markets. DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal, 9 (2), 257-292.

    Brewer, M. (2001). The European Union and legitimacy: time for a European Constitution. Cornell International Law Journal, 34 (3), 555-584.

    Conference papers

    Brewer, M. (2015). Corporate social responsibility in the age of hydraulic fracturing. In Society of Legal Scholars Conference, University of York. Society of Legal Scholars Conference

    Brewer, M. (2015). Global inequality and the corporation: An examination of the high world of fashion. In British International Studies Association Annual Conference, London. British International Studies Association Annual Conference

    Brewer, M. (2015). Capturing investor conscience: from conflict minerals to stateless children? In Northumbria University Research Conference, Newcastle. Northumbria University Research Conference

    Brewer, M. (2014). Legal challenges to corporate social responsibility in the hydraulic fracturing industry. In Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. Corporate Responsibility Research Conference

    Brewer, M. (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hydraulic Fracturing industry. In Northumbria University Research Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne. Northumbria University Research Conference

    Book chapters

    Brewer, M.K. (2013). Global Capital Markets. In Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility. (pp. 1226-1232). Springer Berlin Heidelberg:


    Brewer, M. (2017). That’s not your colour: Regulating Fashion’s Palette.

    Brewer, M. (2016). Fashion Law and the Crimes the Law Perpetrates: Why the Law should take a more discerning look at Fashion Law Type.

    Brewer, M. (2015). Feasts and famines, high fashion, sexism, dodgy disclosure and the corporation.

  • Other activities

    Competitve Research Award

    • 1995: British Overseas Research (ORS) Award, University College London, United Kingdom

    Research funding or grant

    • 2013: Summer Research Grant, Belmont University, United States of America
    • 2011: Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) Grant, Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA), Switzerland


    • 2001: Scholarship - German Academic Exchange (DAAD), German Academic Exchange, Germany

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