John Armour

Visiting Professor of Law

Office: 435 West 116th Street, 733 JGH
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-4121
Fax: 212-854-7946

Courses/Current Research

  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Corporate Finance

  • University of Oxford, M.A., B.C.L.
  • Yale Law School, LL.M.

Detailed Biography:
John Armour was appointed Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford in association with Oriel College on July 1, 2007, having previously been a University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall at Cambridge University. He took his first law post at the University of Nottingham. He has held visiting posts at various institutions including Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Bologna, and Columbia.

He has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate finance, and corporate insolvency. His main research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact on the real economy of changes in the law governing insolvency and company law. He has been involved in policy related projects commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Financial Services Authority, and the Insolvency Service.

  • Chapters on Transactions at an Undervalue; Transactions Defrauding Creditors; and Avoidance of Transactions as a ‘Fraud on Creditors’ at Common Law [Howard Bennett and John Armour (eds), Vulnerable Transactions in Corporate Insolvency (Hart Publishing 2003)]
  • Who Should Make Corporate Law? EU Legislation versus Regulatory Competition [Jane Holder and Colm O'Cinneide (eds), Current Legal Problems 2005 (Volume 58) (OUP 2006)]
  • Should We Redistribute in Insolvency? [Joshua Getzler and Jennifer Payne (eds), Company Charges: Spectrum and Beyond (OUP 2006)]
  • Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation [(2007) 95(6) Georgetown Law Journal 1727-1794]