John Armour

John Armour

Associate Scholar

Oriel College 


John Armour was appointed to the Lovells Professorship in Law and Finance, in association with Oriel College, in 2007. Previously, he was a University Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University.

John studied Law (MA, Bachelor of Civil Law) at the University of Oxford before completing his LLM (Master's degree) at Yale Law School and taking up his first post at the University of Nottingham. He has held visiting posts at various institutions, including the Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Bologna, and Columbia Law School.

John has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate finance, and corporate insolvency. His main research interest lies in the integration of legal and economic analysis, with particular emphasis on the impact on the real economy of changes in the law governing insolvency and company law. He has been involved in policy-related projects commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry, the Financial Services Authority, and the Insolvency Service.

Visit John's Law Faculty profile, which includes a list of his publications.