Eilís Ferran

Visiting Professor of Law


Areas of teaching and research
  • Company law
  • Corporate finance law
  • Contracts
  • Financial regulation
  • University of Cambridge, Ph.D., 1992
  • University of Cambridge, B.A., 1983

Eilís Ferran is the Professor of Company and Securities Law, Chair of the Faculty, and a JM Keynes University Fellow in Financial Economics at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.

She is an expert in corporations law, corporate finance law, and financial regulation. Ferran has served as editor of the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and on the editorial advisory boards of the University of Queensland Law Journal, the Irish Jurist, the International and Comparative Law Journal, the Journal of International Banking Regulation, and the Cambridge University Press Law Practitioners Series. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Ferran previously held positions as the director of the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Cambridge and as an attorney at Clifford Chance. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Auckland, and Hong Kong University.

Selected Publications


Principles of Corporate Finance Law, Oxford University Press, 2014

The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Book chapters

"EU Financial Supervision in the Context of Global Financial Governance" in Daniel Műgge (Ed), Europe's Place in Global Financial Governance (forthcoming, Oxford University Press)

"Crisis driven regulatory reform" in E Ferran, N Moloney, Jennifer G Hill, John C Coffee (Ed), The Regulatory Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (Cambridge University Press 2012), pp. 1-110


"The European Single Supervisory Mechanism" (2013) 13 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 255-285

"Regulatory Lessons from the Payment Protection Insurance Mis-selling Scandal in the UK" (2012) 13 European Business Organization Law Review 24