LLM Programme

Graham Penn

LLB, LLM, Solicitor
Professor of International Finance Law

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1437  | internal: x21437
Email: g.penn@ucl.ac.uk

Graham Penn was appointed Professor of International Finance Law in 2012.  Prior to that appointment  he held the position of visiting professor at UCL since 1992 and has taught on UCL’s Graduate Law programme since 1989.

Graham’s main research interests lie in the law and regulation of international finance with particular focus on international structured finance and securitisation in which he is recognised as a pre-eminent authority.

In addition to his academic position, Graham is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the worlds largest law firms with approximately 1750 lawyers practicing in offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia.  Graham is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-head of its Global Finance practice.  Graham’s work in private practice has included many landmark transactions in a number of European and African jurisdictions.  He was recently included in the inaugural Chambers 100, a new ranking of the 100 best business lawyers in the UK and which praised his “superior legal knowledge and his ability to understand and document complex financing structures with an exceptional and inherent appreciation of the commercial issues associated with not only the negotiation and documentation transactions but also the subsequent operation of those structures”. He is consistently recognized as a top-tier lawyer by Chambers UK, where he is “lauded as an oracle of CMBS restructuring, having carved a very good and important niche’ in the area.”  He is also recognized year on year by The Legal 500 UK, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal

Selected Publications
He has authored and co-authored a number of books in the fields of international finance and banking law including:

  • The Law relating to Domestic Banking (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Practice and law of International Banking (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Banking Regulation (Butterworths)
  • EU Banking Law (Lloyds of London)

He has also contributed chapters to a number of books.

Articles and Lectures

  • He has been the editor of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation since it was established in 1986
  • He has written dozens of articles on a variety of banking and international finance issues and is a regular speaker at international finance law conferences in the UK and abroad
  • He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a member of the Law Society.

Current Teaching

Legal Aspects of International Finance
PhD Supervision
Graham welcomes applications from prospective doctoral students in the areas of international finance and banking law.

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