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Prof Graham Penn
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
Tel: +44 (0)20 31088366
  • Professor of International Finance Law
  • Faculty of Laws

Graham’s main research interests lie in the law and regulation of international finance, with particular focus on international capital markets, including securitisations, 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 almost 2000 lawyers practicing in 19 offices worldwide.  He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-leader of its Global Finance practice.  He has worked in the securitisation market since its inception in the UK in the late 1980s, on a wide range of both UK and cross-border transactions involving assets in a variety of jurisdictions.  Graham was included in the inaugural Chambers 100, a relatively new ranking of the 100 best business lawyers in the UK.  He was also included as one of the top 10 “European Legal Innovators of the Year” by the Financial Times in its FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.  He is consistently recognised as a top-tier lawyer by Chambers UK, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 UK, IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal.

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

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