Professor of Company and Securities Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations
Professor Eilis Ferran is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, and a Professor of Company and Securities Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. She is also Chair of the Faculty Board, a University JM Keynes Fellow in Financial Economics, a Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. Her research interests include corporate finance law; general company law; financial regulation; and insolvency. She has written extensively on UK, EU and international financial regulation, company law and corporate finance law.
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.
Professor Ferran 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.