Kane ABRY-DIAW DE BAYE
Thesis title: The construction, sources, an implications of consensualism in contract: Lesson from France
Year of study: 3
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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.
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
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
Kane tutors Business Law, International Public Law, and International Private Law to LL.B. students. Kane is also an Honours Seminar Leader for Advanced Legal Writing.
Kane is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education (AFHEA).
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 interestsA 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 interestsEU 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.
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.
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.
Forthcoming publications: '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 Construction of a Unified Europe: From Antiquity to the Present Day.
Affiliated research centres
North East Law Forum (NELF) Conference 2019.
Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference 2019.
Migration in Latin America International Cross-disciplinary Workshop.
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.