Kane Oxholm-Abry-Diaw de Baye

Ordinary Tutor & Seminar Leader


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 completed a PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2021. His thesis focused on the assessment of the development of a general principle of contract based on consensus in early modern legal thought and challenged some of the accepted macro-narratives of European legal history.

Kane is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education (AFHEA).


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


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

Former Organiser for the Edinburgh University International Pre-Moot 

Former Member of the Student Funding Committee

Undergraduate teaching

Business Law, International Public Law, International Private Law, Advanced Legal Writing.

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

Good faith and consideration in English contract law. Causation in English and Scots law.

Knowledge exchange

K 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.

K Abry-Diaw de Baye, ‘The Criminalisation of Competition Law Breaches – Another Attempt to Square the Circle?’ (2020) Concurrences Review N° 1-2020, Art. N° 92669.

Abry, Dr Kane, Proving and Averring Foreign Law in Scots Private International Law: A Hindrance to Efficiency in Dealing with Cases Where Scots Law Is not the Applicable Law (March 08, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4393177 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4393177

Abry, Dr Kane (September, 2023). The construction, sources, and implications of consensualism in contract: Lesson from France. Studies in the History of Law and Justice, 978-3031376405, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-37641-2.

Abry, Dr Kane, Clozel, Allison, Kroeze, Dr Hester, ‘Corporate Criminal Liability and Complicity in Crimes Against Humanity: Case Note on Recent French Jurisprudential Developments’. Journal of International Criminal Law, 4:2, 113-130. (December 2023)

Abry, K. (2024). Conditional quashing orders: A missed opportunity for introducing a new relief in judicial review proceedings? Common Law World Review, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/14737795231225478.

Affiliated research centres

Invited speaker

North East Law Forum (NELF) Conference, 2019. 


Former Organiser of the University of Edinburgh Willem C Vis Moot (2018-2020).


Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference, University of Glasgow, 2019.

Migration in Latin America International Cross-disciplinary Workshop,  University of Edinburgh, 2019. 

Judicial Independence in Africa, University of Leiceister, 2023 (online feed, non-participating).

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.