Mr Edward Murray, MA (Dublin), JD (Harvard)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3088 1837Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields
Edward Murray has been a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies since 2016. As part of the module on Legal Aspects of International Finance, he has been giving lectures to LLM students since 2004 on derivatives law and documentation and since 2006 on private international law as a guest lecturer, then Visiting Fellow and then Visiting Professorial Fellow. He is also a visiting lecturer at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he has been giving lectures since 2002 on English and US law of secured transactions to postgraduate students on the Master 2 Droit Bancaire et Financier programme. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and has given guest lectures on financial law topics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin (Centre for Commercial Law) and the Bucerius School of Law in Hamburg.
He is a former senior partner in the Derivatives and Structured Finance practice at Allen & Overy LLP, having worked in its London and Paris offices, and continues his association with the firm as a consultant. He is a senior external legal adviser to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), is Chairman of its Financial Law Reform and Arbitration Committees and represents ISDA on the UK Treasury’s Banking Liaison Panel. He is a member of P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance) based in The Hague. He was a member of the UK Financial Markets Law Committee from 2005 to 2013 and remains involved in its working groups.
He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in October 2009 and was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division in September 2013. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a New York attorney. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, with an MA in Philosophy, and of Harvard Law School (JD cum laude). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Capital Markets Law Journal (Oxford University Press) and the Law and Financial Markets Review (Taylor & Francis).
Visiting Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies since 2016. As part of the module on Legal Aspects of International Finance, he has been giving lectures to LLM students since 2004 on derivatives law and documentation and since 2006 on private international law as a guest lecturer, then Visiting Fellow and then Visiting Professorial Fellow. He is also a visiting lecturer at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he has been giving lectures since 2002 on English and US law of secured transactions to postgraduate students on the Master 2 Droit Bancaire et Financier programme.
Commercial and financial law aspects of derivatives and structured finance, including the law relating to financial collateral and EU and private international law aspects.
- “Derivative Transactions” in McKnight, Paterson and Zakrzewski on the Law of International Finance (2nd edn Oxford University Press, forthcoming Spring 2017)
- “Use of Close-out Netting and Financial Collateral in Relation to Derivatives” and “Financial Collateral and the Conflict of Laws” in Yeowart and Parsons on the Law of Financial Collateral (Edward Elgar 2016)
- “Financial Collateral Arrangements and the Financial Markets” in Frederique Dahan (ed), Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions (Edward Elgar 2015)
- “Lomas v Firth Rixson: ‘As you were!’” Capital Markets Law Journal, vol 8, no 4 (2013)
- “UK Derivatives and Commodities Markets” in M Blair and G Walker (eds), Financial Markets and Exchanges Law (2nd edn Oxford University Press 2012)
- “Lomas v Firth Rixson: a curate’s egg?” Capital Markets Law Journal, vol 7, no 1 (2012)
- “Set-off, Netting, and Alternatives to Security” in D Prentice and A Reisberg (eds), Corporate Finance Law in the UK and the EU (Oxford University Press 2011) (co-authored with Ian Annetts)
- “Continuity of contracts under English law: a perspective from a Member State outside the euro zone” in Proceedings of International Symposium: The Euro and Non-participating Countries (Publications du Centre d’Etudes Juridiques Européennes, Geneva – Schulthess, Zurich, 1999).
- Conference on Secured Transactions Law Reform: Priority Rules and the Impact on Consumers, University of Leeds, School of Law, 6 January 2017, presentation on “Financial Collateral”.
Work in progress: preparation of recommendations for law reform in relation to financial collateral under the aegis of the Secured Transactions Law Reform Project, chaired by Lord Saville of Newdigate and directed by Professor Louise Gullifer, University of Oxford (https://securedtransactionslawreformproject.org).