Professor Kristin van Zwieten


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Professor Kristin van Zwieten

Official Fellow (Gullifer Fellow) and Tutor in Law

Clifford Chance Professor of Law and Finance

Kristin van Zwieten is Clifford Chance Professor of Law and Finance in the Law Faculty and the Gullifer Fellow at Harris Manchester College. She is Director of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College, a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a co-founder and editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog. Prior to taking up her post at Oxford, Kristin was the John Collier Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.


Kristin convenes the BCL Corporate Insolvency Law course, and teaches Company Law, Contract Law and Tort Law to undergraduates. She also convenes the Course in Legal Research Methods for research students in the Law Faculty.


Kristin’s research interests are broadly in law and finance and law and development. She has a particular specialism in corporate insolvency law, and her published works in this area include Goode on Principles of Corporate Insolvency Law (5th ed, 2018) and Commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation (with Prof Dr Reinhard Bork and others, OUP, 2016). She acts as a consultant to the World Bank in relation to insolvency related law reform, and in this and other capacities has been involved in various insolvency law reform projects in emerging markets. She has a particular interest in Indian law, having completed a doctorate (in the Oxford Law Faculty) on the subject of Indian corporate insolvency law. Kristin previously qualified as a lawyer in an Australian corporate law firm.