Roger McCormick

Roger McCormick was a partner in the international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, for over 20 years. He founded and, for several years led, Freshfields’ international project finance practice group, representing clients such as European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Japanese Bank for International Cooperation, Export Credits Guarantee Department, the UK Government’s Home Office and numerous private sector clients.

Roger also has extensive knowledge and experience of the energy sector and energy-related project finance.

Roger has acted as an expert witness and as an arbitrator (having served on various arbitral tribunals appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration). He is a member of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Experts Panel and is also a non-executive director of SMBC Derivative Products Ltd.

Roger is a past co-chairman of the International Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and also a past Chairman of the Banking Law Sub-committee of the City of London Law Society. He was the founder, and General Editor, of Law and Financial Markets Review retiring as General Editor, after four years, in December 2010.

Roger was formerly a Visiting Professor in the Law Department of the London School of Economics. He was also, until 2019, the Managing Director of CCP Research Foundation (the “Foundation”) and the Director of the Foundation’s Conduct Costs Project. The third edition of his book, “Legal and Conduct Risk in the Financial Markets” (now co-authored with Chris Stears) was published by Oxford University Press in March 2018. Roger is currently an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School where his activities include assistance with the Project and the supervision of PhD students.