Katherine Murray

Katherine Murray

Associate Fellow and Entrepreneurship Expert

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Katherine Murray is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Avantia Law, a tech-enabled law firm that specialises in the processing of routine, high-volume legal documents.


Katherine began her career as a corporate lawyer with leading international law firms, specialising in M&A and private equity investment matters.

Katherine co-founded Avantia Law in 2018, having seen the need for a smarter solution which would help asset managers and investment banks manage routine, high-volume legal documents. Avantia Law uses an online technology portal to make legal work more efficient and facilitate remote working for lawyers who are seeking an alternative to traditional law firm practice.

Katherine is a regular speaker and writer on private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurship. She has contributed to a book on the private equity industry with Professor Ludovic Phalippou and is a guest tutor on the MBA and Executive MBA.

Katherine is an entrepreneurship expert, a member of the Entrepreneurship Centre's oNetwork, and she regularly teaches sessions on venture capital investing. As part of her work with Avantia Law, Katherine contributes to the School’s ongoing research programme 'Unlocking the potential of AI for English law.'

Katherine is a lover of contemporary art and she acts as an advisor to VITRINE, a commercial art gallery with permanent spaces in London and Switzerland.

She holds an MBA (with distinction) from the University of Oxford, where her studies focused on finance and operations.



    • Private equity (on the MBA and Executive MBA programmes at Oxford Saïd)
    • Venture capital (with the Entrepreneurship Centre)