Diana Sancho

Lecturer in Commercial LawDr Diana Sancho

Email: diana.sancho@leicester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2649

Personal details

  • Licenciada (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • LLM (London School of Economics)
  • PhD (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)


I completed my PhD on the cross-border mobility of companies within the EU (2001).

Later, I published a monograph on international transfers of personal data (2003) and explored the topic further publishing a book on international business on personal data (2010).

Originally from Spain, I was associate professor of Private International Law at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos from 2009-2013.

I have been a member of a number of research projects on contractual obligations, non-contractual obligations and international aspects of company Law.

I was a research Fellow at the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

I joined the University of Leicester in September 2013.


  • Conflict of Laws
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • European Union Law


  • “Developing Search Engine Law: It Is Not Just about the Right to Be Forgotten”, Legal Issues of Economic Integration 42, no. 4 (2015): 357–382.
  • Negocios internacionales de tratamiento de datos personales, Thomson Reuters-Civitas, 2010, 270 pp.
  • Transferencia internacional de datos personales, Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, 2003, 294 pp.
  • La transferencia internacional de la sede social en el espacio europeo, Eurolex, 2001, 364 pp.
  • “Tratamiento de datos para la satisfacción del interés legítimo del responsable: a propósito de la Sentencia de 24 noviembre de 2011 del Tribunal de Justicia”, nº 54, January 11,  2011, www.datospersonales.org
  • “Art. 2.1. Ámbito de aplicación territorial”, Comentario a la Ley de Protección de Datos, Antonio Troncoso (Dir.), Thomson Reuters-Civitas, 2010, pp. 91-109
  • “Jurisdiction over jurisdiction and choice of court agreements: views on the Hague Convention of 2005 and implications for the European regime”, Yearbook of Private International Law, XII, 2010, pp. 399-418
  • Sancho Villa D./Gardeñes Santiago M./ Upegui Villegas C., “La Ley  3/2009, de 3 de abril, sobre modificaciones estructurales de las sociedades mercantiles y el Derecho internacional privado de sociedades”,  Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado, 2009 pp. 595-624
  • “Normas corporativas vinculantes (binding corporate rules): aspectos sustantivos y de cooperación internacional”, Revista Española de Protección de Datos, 4, 2008, pp. 35-60
  • “Exclusión de la responsabilidad del Estado por actos iure imperii en Roma II: consideraciones sobre la aplicación del Reglamento a la responsabilidad del Estado por actos iure gestiones”, Anuario Español de Derecho International Privado, 2007, pp. 353-368
  • “Developing Search Engine Law: It Is Not Just about the Right to Be Forgotten”, Legal Issues of Economic Integration 42, no. 4 (2015): 357–382.


  • Private International Law (Jurisdiction, Choice of Laws, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments)
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • EU Data Protection Law
  • the interaction between EU and national law


I welcome expressions of interest from prospective doctoral students within the areas of my research interests.

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