Richard Fentiman is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Cambridge. He is internationally acknowledged as a leading expert on the law and practice of transnational disputes.
His expertise spans all aspects of cross-border civil litigation. He has a particular interest in issues concerning jurisdiction, cross-border injunctions, choice of law, and the treatment of foreign law in English courts.
He has published extensively and is the author of two major works on cross-border disputes, International Commercial Litigation (2015), and Foreign Law in English Courts (1998). He is a contributor to The Encyclopaedia of Private International Law (2017) and to the Brussels 1bis Regulation: European Commentaries on Private International Law (2015). He is frequently cited in the courts of England and Wales and other jurisdictions.
Richard is actively involved in law reform and policy-making. He has given evidence to committees of the UK and European Parliaments, and he has advised the UK Government, and national and international bodies including the American Law Institute, the Financial Markets Law Committee, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and the European Commission. As a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Committee on Private International Law he is involved in shaping the policy of the UK Government on cross-border legal issues.
Richard qualified as a Solicitor and was previously a consultant to a leading City firm. He has frequently given expert evidence on English law in foreign proceedings, and has been involved in high-profile cases in the English courts over many years. He is available as an expert on matters of English law before foreign courts and as an academic consultant in relation to all aspects of international civil litigation.