Kane ABRY-DIAW DE BAYE

Ordinary Tutor & Advanced Legal Writing Seminar Leader

Contact details

Availability

  • Office: Old college | South Bridge | Talbot Rice Gallery | Office G 140.

Background

Kane joined the School of Law in 2017 to read for an LL.M, in European Law. 

Before joining the University of Edinburgh, he read for an LL.B. (Hons) in English and French Law and German Language and an MA in Business and Financial Markets Law at Faculté Jean Monnet–Université Paris-Saclay. He was also awarded a Certificate in Common Law by the University of London Institute in Paris. 

Further to his academic activity, he has provided expertise on French and English law to junior counsels and UK and French claimants in France and England & Wales.

Kane is currently pursuing a PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh. His thesis focuses on the assessment of the development of a general principle of contract based on consensus in early-modern legal thought and will challenge the accepted macro-narratives of European legal history.

Qualifications

LL.B. (Hons) in English Law and French Law and German Language

MA in Private Business and Financial Markets Law

LL.M. in European Law

Law PhD (Candidate)

BPTC (2018)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Grande Ecole du Droit, Faculté Jean Monnet–Université Paris-Saclay

For a Child's Smile (charity work)

Maîtrise Sainte Marie d'Antony (countertenor soloist) 

The University of London Institute in Paris (Queen Mary University of London)

Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris-Saclay

Organiser for the Edinburgh University International Pre-Moot 

Member of the Student Funding Committee

Undergraduate teaching

Kane is a qualified proofreader and is happy to correct and comment on the spelling, grammar, and general clarity of English.

Kane tutors Business Law and International Private Law to LL.B. students and is an Honours Seminar Leader for Advanced Legal Writing. 

Postgraduate teaching

Kane is a qualified proofreader and is happy to correct and comment on the spelling, grammar, and general clarity of English.

Research summary

Kane's research interests are in the areas of EU competition law, commercial law, and legal history. He has a particular interest in contract law, especially in relation to formation, interpretation and breach in a historical and comparative context. 

Current research interests

A comparative assessment of the development of a general principle of contract in early-modern legal thought. Principe de consensualisme and causa: A Historical Comparative Approach in the Civil Law and Common Law of Obligations.

Past research interests

EU Competition Law and the monitoring of State Aid in the sphere of direct taxation. The convergence and specifics of EU Competition Law and American Antitrust Law regarding the prohibition of price scissors as constitutive of abuse of dominance.

Knowledge exchange

Kane Abry-Diaw de Baye, 'The Convergence and Specifics of EU Competition Law and American Antitrust Law Regarding the Prohibition of Price Scissors as Constitutive of Abuse of Dominance' (2018) 12 Bocconi Legal Papers 111.

Forthcoming publications: 'The criminalisation of Competition Law breaches in the European Union: Another attempt to square the circle?'; 'Rethinking the doctrine of consideration in the 21st century: A Historical Comparative Approach in the Common Law and Civil Law of Obligations'; 'A History of the Building of a Unified Europe: From Antiquity to the Late Modern Period'.

Affiliated research centres

Invited speaker

North East Law Forum (NELF) Conference 2019. 

Participant

Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference 2019. 

Migration in Latin America International Cross-disciplinary Workshop.  

Papers delivered

EU Competition Law and the monitoring of State aid in the sphere of direct taxation. 

The interpretation and supplementation of contracts in English law and the DCFR: A comparative approach.