Roderic Kermarec is reading for a DPhil in Law, under the supervision of Christopher Hare. His thesis examines the dynamics of international coordination in banking and financial regulation. He is a Visiting Professor at the Essec Business School in Paris, where he teaches Corporate Law and Banking and Financial Law. He has held lectureships in European Law at Christ Church and University College, in Roman Law at Queen's College, and taught Contract Law at Trinity College.
Roderic completed the Magister Juris and the MPhil in Law (Distinction). He previously graduated from the Pantheon-Assas University in Paris, where he received a Master’s degree in Business Law (Cum Laude), a Master’s degree in Banking and Financial Law (Cum Laude) and a Graduate Certificate in Banking and Financial Law (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian). He also graduated from the Paris Bar School and is fully qualified to practice law in France.
Roderic was awarded the Freshfields Prize for the best student in business law in France and the Spitz-Poulle Prize for the best student in financial law in France. He is a laureate of the Paris Bar School for outstanding achievement, a laureate of the Pantheon-Assas University in Criminal Law, and a recipient of the Herbert Smith Freehills scholarship and the Alpa scholarship. He has published papers on the European Banking Union, the European proposal for a separation of banking activities, and the interaction between European financial law and the Art market.
Roderic is a member of the European Banking Institute's Young Researchers Group, and a representative member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was the coach of the Oxford team, runner-up of the 2017 Oxford French Law Moot.