Ms Jenifer Varzaly is a Director of Studies and Bye-Fellow in Law at Downing College. She completed her M.St at Oxford University and was selected to undertake the Oxford/Columbia University Law and Finance program thereafter.
Prior to this, Jenifer was a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Australia, where she graduated with Honours from Law and was the top graduate in the Master of Laws degree. Her academic background also involves a focus in finance and economics.
Jenifer has been a visiting academic at Columbia University and at Stanford University, and has consulted in the areas of corporate law and finance in New York City, Australia, and London. She has been invited to present at a range of international forums, including the Oxford University Commercial Law Centre and Law Faculty, the United Nations (NYC), UNCITRAL Asia and the Pacific, UNIDROIT, and the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission. Jenifer is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, gaining industry experience with two international law firms, consulting to a number of barristers on federal commercial law matters, and serving as a legal advisor and outside director on two public company boards.
Fields of research
Financial regulation, corporate law, corporate finance, law and economics, commercial law.
Towards a Unified Approach to Economic Assessment in International Commercial Law Reform, in Orkun Akseli and John Linarelli (eds) The Future of Commercial Law: Ways Forward for Change and Reform (Hart Publishing 2020).
The Enforcement of Directors’ Duties in Australia: An Empirical Analysis (2015) 16 European Business Organization Law Review 281.
Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State, Book Review (2014) 73 The Cambridge Law Journal 460.
Protecting the Authority of Directors: An Empirical Analysis of the Statutory Business Judgment Rule (2012) 12 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 429.
Judicial Reconsideration of the Nature of Directors' Duties in Australia (2010) 21 International Company and Commercial Law Review 63.
Australian developments in consequential loss (2010) 30 The Company Lawyer 36.