Geneviève Helleringer

IECL Lecturer in French Law and Business Law

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Lady Margaret Hall

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Academic Director of Undergraduate Exchange Programmes


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Genevieve Helleringer is a member of the Law Faculty, the deputy director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, and a research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall.  She is also a Law Professor at Essec Business School and an appointed Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). 

Genevieve holds a JD from Columbia University (1999), an MSc in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2009), as well as an MSc and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010) (receiving four national prizes for her doctoral thesis). She is admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars and a qualified mediator. She studied philosophy, mathematics and literature, as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as experimental psychology at graduate level at Oxford University. Before completing her doctoral work, she worked for Shiseido in Japan and practised private equity and capital market law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and Paris (2000-2006).

Her research focuses on comparative contract, corporate and financial law, as well as commercial dispute resolution. It draws on insights from economics, sociology and psychology. Genevieve has written, edited, and contributed to numerous books and articles, including a monograph on contractual clauses (LGDJ, 2012) that received the French Academy Grand Prize. She is an academic editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog, a co-convenor of the Oxford Business Law Workshop, and a founding and executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (OUP). She has been a visiting professor at UCLA and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg. Genevieve's work has been recognised by a number of prizes for teaching and research, including a Social Science Divison Teaching Excellence Award (2021), and research grants from the Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission and the French Research Agency. 

Genevieve was the mediator for the French Retail Market Association (2017-2020). She was appointed in 2021 by the European Banking Authority on the Board of Appel of the European Financial Supervisory Authorities. Her research has been cited by courts, policy documents and news organisation in France, United Kingdom and the US. Genevieve has appeared as an expert witness before various jurisdictions. 

In her spare time, Genevieve plays the piano and writes short stories.