Professor John Armour

John Armour
Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance

Professor Armour was appointed to the Hogan Lovells Professorship in Law and Finance in the Faculty of Law in association with Oriel College in July 2007, having previously been a University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall at Cambridge University.

Professor Armour 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.

Associated courses
Research interests

Professor Armour 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. Professor Armour has been involved in policy related projects commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Financial Services Authority, and the Insolvency Service.

Selected publications

J Armour, A Menezes, M Uttamchandani and K van Zwieten, 'How Creditor Rights Matter for Debt Finance? A Review of Empirical Evidence' in F Dahan (ed), Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions, Edward Elgar, 2015

J Armour, 'Making Bank Resolution Credible' in The Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation (ed), E Ferran, N Moloney and J Payne, 2015

J Armour and D Awrey, Prioritizing the Implementation of International Financial Regulation, Commonwealth Secretariat Economic Papers, 95,  2015

J Armour and JN Gordon, Systemic Harms and Shareholder Value, Journal of Legal Analysis, 37, 2014

J Armour and BR Cheffins, The Origins of the Market for Corporate Control, University of Illinois Law Review, 1835, 2014  

J Armour, 'Companies and Other Associations' in Andrew Burrows (ed), English Private Law, Oxford University Press, 2013