The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the election of Professor Luca Enriques to the Allen & Overy Professorship, in succession to Professor Paul Davies. Professor Enriques will be a Fellow of Jesus College.

Professor Enriques, one of the world’s most widely-cited corporate law scholars, will come to Oxford in 2014 from the Department of Law at the Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies (LUISS) in Rome. Having studied law at the universities of Bologna, Harvard, and Bocconi, he started work as a lawyer in the Bank of Italy’s Banking Supervision Department, before joining the Law Faculty at the University of Bologna in 1999, where he later became full Professor of Business Law. In 2007 he became a Commissioner at CONSOB, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission, an office he held until 2012. He followed this with an appointment as Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year.

Professor Enriques’ wide body of scholarship has been particularly influential in relation to the development of corporate and securities law at the European level. In addition, he has been able to combine his scholarly work with a remarkable level of practical impact. In addition to his work at CONSOB, he has been involved in policy-related work both at the domestic level, serving as an adviser on banking and financial markets in the Italian Ministry of Finance, and the European level, appointed by the European Commission first as a member of the Forum of Market Experts on Auditors' Liability and then of the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law. He has also acted as a consultant to the law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton.

The Dean of the Law Faculty, Professor Timothy Endicott, said, “I am delighted to welcome one of the world’s leading corporate lawyers to this distinguished Professorship. Corporate Law has become a field of particular strength in Oxford, and the Allen & Overy Professorship has been at the centre of this development. Luca Enriques will join a strong and dynamic group of colleagues engaged in creative scholarship and teaching across corporate law and the related areas of commercial law and financial law. We very much look forward to working with him."

Professor Luca Enriques