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Biography

Dr Megan Bowman joined King’s in August 2015 and has been appointed a Dickson Poon School of Law ‘Rising Star’. Her expertise focuses on transnational analyses of climate finance, commercial and financial regulation, and corporate ethics. She is motivated by regulatory design options that account for the levers and limits of law in facilitating sustainability in market economies and China.

Dr Bowman consults to government on private-public climate finance, and is currently an advisor to several prominent UK non-government organisations on climate-related investment and banking. She is also a Visiting Professor at Université de Paris – Dauphine; and Assistant Editor for the Transnational Environmental Law journal (Cambridge).  

Dr Bowman earned a PhD from the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University from which her qualitative research on climate finance regulation in market economies garnered international recognition. She was an invited scholar to the Harvard/Stanford International Junior Faculty Forums, the C9/G8 Clean Energy symposium at Tsinghua University, and the Cambridge University Regulation and Governance conference.

She has held previous academic positions at McGill University in Canada, UNSW Australia, Monash University and Victoria Law School in Australia, and was awarded the highest accolade of the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award at Victoria Law School.

Dr Bowman began her career as a practitioner in corporate-commercial law and environmental-planning law and is a qualified barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria.

Research interests

Dr Bowman’s research concerns the intersections between financial regulation, commercial/corporate behaviour, and environmental sustainability in transnational governance. Her 2015 monograph Banking on Climate Change comprises the culmination of five years' scholarly work informed by industry and government knowledge exchanges. It was published as part of the Wolters Kluwer International Banking and Finance Law series. Combining empirical insights with theoretical background, Banking on Climate Change is the first monograph of its kind in the emerging field of corporate climate finance and informs best practice in socially responsible investing and financial activity across key market economies and China. 

Banking on Climate Change has received endorsements of excellence from international luminaries in banking law, corporate law, and climate finance. It was launched at King’s College London on 30 November 2015 by the Hon. Mr Justice William Blair, Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, who has described it as a “ground-breaking study [that is] a timely work on an important issue, and is highly recommended”.

Teaching

LLB

  • Commercial law
  • Contract law
  • Debt Restructuring

LLM

  • Corporate Actors in Sustainability Governance (Transnational Law LLM pathway)
  • Finance in International Trade (Online Corporate/Commercial LLM)