Professor Richard Fentiman QC

Prof. Richard Fentiman QC, MA, BCL(Oxon). The Arthur Armitage Fellow; Professor of Private International Law; Fellow & Director of Studies in Law (Part IB, II).


My research is concerned with all aspects of private international law in relation to civil litigation with particular reference to issues relating to jurisdiction, cross-border injunctions, the proof of foreign law, and the analysis of risk in cross-border transactions and disputes. I am the author of International Commercial Litigation (2nd edition, 2015), and Foreign Law in English Courts (1998), both published by Oxford University Press, and of numerous articles on private international law and international commercial litigation. A second edition of Foreign Law in English Courts is currently in preparation.


I am Professor of Private International Law at the University of Cambridge. I have taught the Faculty's postgraduate course on International Commercial Litigation since its introduction in 1993.


In 2014 I was awarded a Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching by the University of Cambridge. Between 2015 and 2018 I was Chair of the Faculty of Law.

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  • Law (Director of Studies)
  • Official Fellow
  • Arthur Armitage Fellow in Law
  • Director of Studies in Law