Kristin van Zwieten


Kristin van Zwieten

2007 Law Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Kristin van Zwieten graduated from the University of New South Wales at the top of her class of 328 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, for which she earned several awards including a University Medal and the Cambridge University Press Prize in Restitution. After graduation, she worked as a Junior Solicitor at Minter Ellison Lawyers and was Associate to Justice Robert Austin.

Kristin was awarded the Scholarship to complete a BCL/MPhil at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

Studied at: University of Oxford

Current Biography

Kristin was appointed to the position of Clifford Chance University Lecturer in Law and Finance and Fellow of Harris Manchester College in September 2013. Kristin holds law degrees from the University of NSW and Oxford (BCL, M Phil in Law, D Phil in Law).

Prior to taking up her position at Oxford, Kristin was a Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She has also been a visitor to Columbia Law School and the University of Melbourne, and an occasional lecturer at the University of Hamburg.

Kristin previously qualified as a solicitor in an Australian corporate law firm. She is a member of the technical committee of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association in the UK.

Kristin's research interests include corporate insolvency law, and law and financial development in emerging markets. She is a Fellow of the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College. She has been involved in insolvency law reform projects at the World Bank and is a member of the Insolvency Law Taskforce. She also currently acts as a consultant to the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (New Delhi) in its ongoing work for the Indian government in debt enforcement and insolvency law reform.

Current research projects include: Co-investigator, 'Law, Development and Finance in Rising Powers', ESRC Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures grant, 2013-2015.

Scholarship Year: 2007

Fields of Interest

Law, Civil Law