Jennifer Payne

Warden of Merton College


Jennifer Payne was the Linklaters Professor of Corporate Finance Law before becoming Warden of Merton College, Oxford. She writes widely in the fields of company law, corporate finance law, financial regulation and corporate insolvency. Her recent books include Corporate Finance Law: Principles and Policy (Hart Publishing, 3rd edn 2020, with Louise Gullifer); Intermediation and Beyond (Hart Publishing, 2019 with Louise Gullifer); Principles of Financial Regulation (OUP, 2016) (with John Armour, Dan Awrey, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Jeff Gordon and Colin Mayer); The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation (OUP, 2015, with Niamh Moloney and Eilis Ferran); and Schemes of Arrangement: Theory, Structure and Operation (CUP, 2014, 2nd ed 2021). She is a contributor to Palmer's Company Law, a founder editor of the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and of the Oxford Business Law Blog, and Review Articles editor of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. She has been a Visiting Professor at a number of leading institutions internationally, including Melbourne Law School, the National University of Singapore and the University of Auckland. She was elected to membership of the International Insolvency Institute in 2016. She was a member of the European Security and Markets Authority (ESMA)’s Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group 2016-18 and she was a member of the Consultative Working Group of ESMA's Corporate Finance Standing Committee in 2015-17. She is currently a member of the Expert Advisory Panels to the Law Commission on its projects on Intermediated Securities and Digital Assets.