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Expert resume of Geneviève Helleringer

Prof Geneviève Helleringer is a tenured faculty at Oxford University and ESSEC Business School – Paris & Singapore. A member of the Board of Appeal for the European Financial Supervisory Authorities, she is an experienced mediator and expert witness in the fields of financial, corporate and contract matters.

Prof Geneviève Helleringer is a tenured faculty at Oxford University (since 2018) and ESSEC Business School – Paris & Singapore (since 2008). She has been a visiting professor at UCLA, Columbia, and the Max Planck Institute Hamburg.

Tri-cultural (France, Germany and Anglo-US), Geneviève received her PhD in Civil Law from the Sorbonne (2010) and her Juris Doctor in Common Law from Columbia Law School (1999). She previously studied Maths, Philosophy and Literature as an undergraduate, as well as Economics and Business (MBA ESSEC) and Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris). She holds an MSc in Behavioural Sciences (2014) from Oxford.

Before completing her doctoral work, Geneviève worked for Shiseido in Japan, and later practised financial, private equity and M&A at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris (1999-2004). 

Since 2021, Geneviève has been a member of the Board of Appeal for the European Banking Authority, the European Securities Market Authority and the European Insurance and Pensions Authority. Since 2022, she has also been a Board Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Advice to Corporate Executives - Geneviève assists executives in analysing corporate issues and designing innovative solutions appropriate to the legal and economic context. She has advised executives of listed companies (e.g., Business Objects, Lafarge, Danone) as well as non-listed companies (e.g., Frans Bonhomme, Bloomberg), as a lawyer, in the context of friendly and hostile take-overs, M&A, IPO or LBO (management packages, shareholder, investment, senior and junior debt contracts).

Dispute Resolution & Expert Witness - Geneviève assists corporations as an experienced commercial mediator and arbitrator. She has mediated more than 50 cases under the auspices of the French Federation of Commerce, PRIME Finance or mandated by international corporations such as Thalès, Saint-Gobain and Airbus. Geneviève also regularly acts as an expert. She has been cross-examined as an expert witness in the English High Court, including in high-value telecommunication FRAND Licence disputes.