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Expert resume of Professor Roger McCormick

Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Co-director of LSE’s Sustainable Finance Project; Non-executive Director of SMBC Derivative Products; Author of Legal Risk in the Financial Markets (Oxford University Press, 2010) (UK)

Roger McCormick is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, where he runs LLM courses on Legal Risk in Financial Markets and Project Finance. He is also codirector of LSE’s Sustainable Finance Project. The second edition of his book, “Legal Risk in the Financial Markets” was published by Oxford University Press in December 2010.

Roger retired from full-time private legal practice in 2004, having practised law in the City of London (principally as a partner of Freshfields) for nearly thirty years. Roger works as a consultant from time to time and is frequently asked to act as an expert witness or as an arbitrator (having served on various arbitral tribunals appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration). He is a non-executive director of SMBC Derivative Products Ltd.

Roger is a past co-chairman of the International Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and recently contributed the UK chapter to the IBA’s Task Force Report on the Financial Crisis (October 2010). He is also a past Chairman of the Banking Law Sub-committee of the City of London Law Society. He was the founder, and General Editor, of Law and Financial Markets Review (Hart), retiring as General Editor, after four years, in December 2010.

Roger recently advised the Guernsey Financial Services Commission on various aspects of legal risk management and the preparation of a Guidance Note on that topic.

Roger’s charity work includes acting as Chairman of Save The Children Cricket.