Geneviève Helleringer

MSc ESSEC, MSc Oxf, Maîtrise, Doctorat Paris I, Maîtrise Paris II, MSc Sciences Po, JD Columbia
Fellow by Special Election in Law (M17-H18)
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow (M17-H18)
College Lecturer in Law (T18)


I tutor in Roman Law, Contract Law and Company Law and also lecture in French Law and Legal Methods. 

About me

I was elected a Fellow by Special Election in Law in 2013. I was previously a JRF at St Catherine's. I am an associate professor at Essec Business School Paris-Singapore.

Every year I organise the Oxford French Law Moot Competition, convening teams from jurisdictions accross Europe and Americas. I also convene the Oxford Franco-British Annual Arbitration, Mediation and ADR Symposium.

In college, I convene the Visiting Fellows Lecture series. At the Law Faculty I am senior member of the Empirical Legal Studies Discussion Group.

I hold a JD from Columbia University (1999), an MSc in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2009), as well as an MSc and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010) (receiving three national prizes for her doctoral thesis, including the French Academy Grand Prize). I am admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars. I studied maths, philosophy and literature, as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as experimental psychology at a graduate level at Oxford University.

Before completing my doctoral work, I worked for Shiseido in Japan and practised corporate law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and Paris (2000-2006).

Once a gymnast in French national team, I now relax through gardening, piano-playing, and yoga.


My research focuses on contract, corporate and financial law and alternative dispute resolution, and draws on insights from economics, sociology and psychology. I have written, edited, or contributed to numerous books and articles. I am an executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press) and editorial board member of the Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation book series (Springer).

I have been a regular visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg.

I have recently engaged in an empirical study of private regulation of disputes. My main focus is on the conflict of interests deriving thereof, in commercial arbitration as well as corporate and financial market disputes. In this endeavour, I am namely relying on findings from behavioural studies. In 2013 I was awarded a Leverhulme Trust early career fellowship.