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Brian R. Cheffins has been since 1998 the S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law at Cambridge University. He began his academic career at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law, where he taught from 1986 to 1997. Professor Cheffins has held visiting appointments at Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Oxford and Stanford.  He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2002, was awarded a Harvard Business School business history fellowship in 2014 and received a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2015.  His primary research interests are corporate governance, corporate law and business history. Professor Cheffins is the author of Company Law: Theory, Structure and Operation (Oxford, 1997), The Trajectory of (Corporate Law) Scholarship (Cambridge, 2004) and Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed (Oxford, 2008).  He was the editor of The History of Modern US Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar, 2011).

Research Interests

Company law, Corporate governance, Law and economics

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