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Ravi Tennekoon

Professor Ravi Tennekoon

Professor of Law

Research interests

  • Law


Please note that Professor Tennekoon is currently on leave from King’s College London.

Professor Tennekoon has been teaching modules in the Law of International Finance at King’s for many years. Before coming to King's he was a full time practitioner in the City  and a Partner in the global law firm of Herbert Smith in international finance, capital markets and banking. Subsequently he was appointed Executive Director and Global Head of Legal for Financial Markets with a major European investment bank responsible for global legal work in financial markets in the banks major legal centres from London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and several other major global centres.  While in practice he was selected by the prestigious Chambers Directory of lawyers as one of the leading lawyers in international capital markets some years ago. He is the author of The Law and Regulation of International Finance (Butterworths/Bloomsbury). He was a lecturer and tutor in laws at Trinity College, University of Oxford, where he took a degree in law while on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford.

Research Interests

His interests have been in the areas of the law and regulation of international financial market transactions including international bonds, derivatives securitisations, project finance.


Law of International Finance I, II and III on the LLM as well as a practice module in this area.