Professor Deirdre Ahern is Professor in Law at Trinity College Dublin. Her research agenda engages with the societal and legal expectations of companies and their directors including the ethical challenges presented by globalisation and new technologies. As both a member of Ireland's Company Law Review Group 2022-2026 and an appointed member of the European Commission's Informal Company Law and Corporate Governance Expert Group for 2020-2024, Professor Ahern is working nationally and with the European Commission on policy and legal reform. Her primary research areas are comparative corporate law, corporate governance and tackling the regulatory challenges presented fintech and Artificial Intelligence.
She has published widely including in the Law Quarterly Review, the Modern Law Review, the Journal of Business Law, the European Company and Financial Law Review and the European Business and Organization Law Review. Her current research project is The Changing Face of Directors' Duties in the EU: Making Companies Responsible for Sustainability and Human Rights across Global Supply Chains. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Law and the Law and Financial Markets Review and is a contributing editor to Gore Browne on Companies.