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Professor James Devenney


James Devenney

Mccann Fitzgerald Chair Of International Law And Business
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4176
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Professor James Devenney is the McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business at University College Dublin, Ireland. He was previously Head of Exeter Law School, Exeter University, UK, Deputy Head of Durham Law School and Director of the Durham University Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law. He has also held posts at Cardiff Law School and the Bristol Law School, and in recent years he has spent time at Adelaide Law School and the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society at Cardiff University. His work has been cited by the High Court of Singapore (see Chwee Kin Keong v. [2004] SGHC 71), the High Court of England and Wales (see Parabola Investments Ltd v. Browallia Cal Ltd [2009] EWHC 901 (Comm) at [130]) and the English Law Commission (see Law Commission of England and Wales: Ninth Programme of Reform (Law Com No 293), para 4.18). He has provided assistance to the Law Commission on Consumer Law, misrepresentation and unfair commercial practices; and more recently he was invited to discuss the proposal for the codification of Australian Contract Law with the Australian Attorney-General's Department, and to assist on another harmonisation project with the Singapore Ministry of Law.


  • Llb
    Univ West of England Bristol
  • PhD
    University of Wales