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Professor John Armour

Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance
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John Armour, Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
ECGI Fellow (2010) : ECGI Research Associate (2006) :

Biography    
John Armour was appointed to the Hogan Lovells Professorship in Law and Finance in the Faculty of Law in association with Oriel College on 1 July 2007, having previously been a University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall at Cambridge University. He studied law (MA, BCL) at the University of Oxford before completing his LLM at Yale Law School and taking up his first post at the University of Nottingham. He has held visiting posts at various institutions including Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Bologna, and Columbia Law School.

He has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate finance, and corporate insolvency. His main research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact on the real economy of changes in the law governing insolvency and company law. He has been involved in policy related projects commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Financial Services Authority, and the Insolvency Service.

Research Interests
Company law
Corporate finance
Corporate insolvency

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Building Enforcement Capacity for Brazilian Corporate and Securities Law ECGI Law Working Paper 344/2017 March 2017
Brexit and Corporate Citizenship ECGI Law Working Paper 340/2017 January 2017
The Basic Governance Structure: The Interests of Shareholders as a Class ECGI Law Working Paper 337/2017 January 2017
Foundations of Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 336/2017 January 2017
Bank Governance ECGI Law Working Paper 316/2016 June 2016
Regulatory Sanctions and Reputational Damage in Financial Markets ECGI Finance Working Paper 300/2010 November 2010
Stock Market Prices and the Market for Corporate Control ECGI Law Working Paper 298/2015 July 2015
Principles of Financial Regulation ECGI Law Working Paper 277/2014 December 2014
Making Bank Resolution Credible ECGI Law Working Paper 244/2014 February 2014
Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US ECGI Finance Working Paper 234/2009 February 2009
The Origins of the Market for Corporate Control ECGI Law Working Paper 226/2013 September 2013
Systemic Harms and Shareholder Value ECGI Law Working Paper 222/2013 August 2013
European Company Law 1999-2010: Renaissance and Crisis ECGI Law Working Paper 175/2011 January 2011 Winner of the 2012 Allen & Overy Law Prize (Best paper in the Law Working Paper series)
Delaware's Balancing Act ECGI Law Working Paper 167/2010 November 2010
Is Delaware Losing Its Cases? ECGI Law Working Paper 151/2010 April 2010
Law and Financial Development: What We Are Learning from Time-Series Evidence ECGI Law Working Paper 148/2010 March 2010
The Rise and Fall (?) of Shareholder Activism by Hedge Funds ECGI Law Working Paper 136/2009 September 2009
Agency Problems, Legal Strategies and Enforcement ECGI Law Working Paper 135/2009 November 2009 This article is the second chapter of the second edition of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda and Edward Rock (Oxford University Press 2009).
The Essential Elements of Corporate Law ECGI Law Working Paper 134/2009 November 2009 This article is the first chapter of the second edition of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, by Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda and Edward Rock (Oxford University Press, 2009).
How Do Legal Rules Evolve? Evidence From a Cross-Country Comparison of Shareholder, Creditor and Worker Protection ECGI Law Working Paper 129/2009 July 2009 Winner of the 2010 Allen & Overy Law Prize (Best paper in the Law Working Paper series)
Private Enforcement of Corporate Law: An Empirical Comparison of the UK and US ECGI Law Working Paper 120/2009 February 2009
Shareholder Protection and Stock Market Development: An Empirical Test of the Legal Origins Hypothesis ECGI Law Working Paper 108/2008 May 2008 Winner of the 2009 ECGI Law Prize (Best paper in the Law series)
Law, Finance, and Politics: The Case of India ECGI Law Working Paper 107/2008 April 2008
Enforcement Strategies in UK Corporate Governance: A Roadmap and Empirical Assessment ECGI Law Working Paper 106/2008 May 2008
Bankruptcy Law and Entrepreneurship ECGI Law Working Paper 105/2008 May 2008
The Eclipse of Private Equity ECGI Law Working Paper 082/2007 April 2007
Who Writes the Rules for Hostile Takeovers, and Why? - The Peculiar Divergence of US and UK Takeover Regulation ECGI Law Working Paper 073/2006 September 2006
Who Should Make Corporate Law? EC Legislation versus Regulatory Competition ECGI Law Working Paper 054/2005 June 2005

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