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Dan Prentice

Call: 1982

Dan Prentice is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law of the University of Oxford. He was member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1973 until his retirement in 2008. He held the Allen & Overy Professorship of Company Law from 1993 until his retirement.

He still teaches at Oxford and is a Visiting Professor of Corporate Finance at University College London.

He is member of both the Law Society’s Committee on Company Law the Law Society’s Committee on Insolvency Law.

Hugely experienced with an excellent academic track record in company law.

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Dan Prentice is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, where he teaches Company Law, Corporate Insolvency and Corporate Finance. His practice at Erskine Chambers is mainly advisory with some Insolvency Litigation.

He has advised the Automobile Association on its governance structure.

Other advices include:

  • issues arising on investment advertisements;the POS Regs;preference shareholder rights;
  • the impact of section 311 of the Companies Act on various types of remuneration packages and employee incentive share schemes.

Soden v. British & Commonwealth Holdings Plc [1997] 2 BCLC 501
(with Robin Potts QC and David Chivers) – The case raised the question as to when a shareholder-creditor of a company is deferred in the liquidation of that company.

Litigation & Arbitration

He regularly acts as an Expert Witness in proceedings in Europe, United States and Caribbean.

He is an experienced Arbitrator and is happy to act as part of a panel or as an individual.

Memberships & Publications

Joint General Editor of Buckley on the Companies Acts

Assistant Editor of The Law Quarterly Review

Editor, Chitty on Contracts (28th ed.)

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