Corporate finance law. General company law. Financial regulation. Insolvency.
CV / Biography
Eilís Ferran is Professor of Company & Securities Law at the University of Cambridge, a University JM Keynes Fellow in Financial Economics, and a Fellow of The British Academy. She did her undergraduate studies in Law at Cambridge University and also completed her doctorate there on the topic of mortgage securitization. She qualified as a Solicitor with Coward (now Clifford) Chance. Since April 2012 she has been Chair of the Law Faculty at Cambridge. She is a Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She has written extensively on UK, EU and international financial regulation, company law and corporate finance law. Her recent publications include contributions to Ferran, Moloney, Hill and Coffee, The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (CUP 2012) and Ferrarini, Hopt and Wymeersch (ed), Rethinking Financial Regulation and Supervision in Times of Crisis (OUP, 2012. The new edition of her textbook Principles of Corporate Finance Law (OUP) was published in 2014. She has advised and given evidence to Parliamentary committees and other bodies, including serving as the Specialist Adviser to the UK Parliament House of Lords European Union Committee (Sub Committee A) in its inquiry into banking union (September - December 2012). She has been a visiting scholar at law schools in the United States, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and speaks regularly at conferences in Europe and beyond. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Corporate Law Studies (Hart Publishing) and serves on numerous advisory boards and committees, including the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, the Board of Advisors to the Yale Program on Financial Stability and the Academic Advisory Board of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. She is a member of the European Company Law Experts Group (ECLE) and of the European Banking Authority’s Stakeholder Group.