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Louise Gullifer

Professor of Commercial Law

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Oxford University
Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road,
Oxford, OX1 3TD

T. 01-86-527-1014



Louise Gullifer is Professor of Commercial Law at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where she has been the senior law tutor since 1999. She has been teaching at Oxford since 1991, and before that she practised as a barrister: she is an honorary member of 3 Verulam Buildings and is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. She teaches commercial, financial and corporate finance law subjects at undergraduate and graduate level, and also teaches contract and Roman law to first year students.

Her research interests focus broadly on commercial law and corporate finance and she writes extensively in areas such as security and title financing, corporate finance, corporate insolvency, personal property and set-off. Among other works, she is co-author of The Law of Security and Title Financing (3rd edn, Oxford University Press), The Law of Personal Property (2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell) and has prepared the last three editions of Goode and Gullifer on Legal Problems of Credit and Security (Sweet & Maxwell). Together with Professor Orkun Akseli, she has edited a Secured Transactions Law Reform: Principles, Policies and Practice and, with Professor Jennifer Payne, 'Intermediation and Beyond'. Professor Gullifer is executive director of the Secured Transaction Law Reform Project and is the Oxford Law Faculty Academic Lead for the Cape Town Convention Academic Project. She is Extraordinary Professor of International Commercial Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen and in 2017 held a Chair of Excellence at Carlos III University, Madrid.

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