John Linarelli is Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University Law School in the United Kingdom. He is a member of Durham’s Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law and has served as its senior Co-Director. Professor Linarelli has held senior faculty positions on both sides of the Atlantic, in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He has served as Dean of Swansea University School of Law in the United Kingdom. He is a recurring Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Legal Studies at Jilin University in Changchun China.
Professor Linarelli practiced in Washington DC for a decade before becoming an academic. He has served in consulting capacities for international financial institutions and intergovernmental organizations.
Professor Linarelli is the author of over sixty publications. His articles have appeared in a number of law reviews and in faculty-edited journals. He has published with Oxford University Press, Aspen/Kluwer, and Cambridge University Press. He has written extensively on commercial law, financial regulation, comparative law, and international economic law. He is a widely acknowledged global expert in comparative and international business and commercial law. He is General Editor of the book series, Hart Studies in Commercial and Financial Law, published by Hart, a division of Bloomsbury publishing.
Professor Linarelli has taught a variety of courses including Contracts, Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Financial Law, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, and Law and Behavioral Economics.
Professor Linarelli is a Fellow in the European Law Institute, a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, and a Senior Fellow in the UK Higher Education Academy.
He is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar and inactive in the Virginia and Maryland Bars.