Joanna Perkins is a self-employed as a barrister in independent legal practice at South Square and also serves as Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Law Committee (“FMLC”).

Before joining the FMLC in 2004, Joanna worked for the Law Commission and managed a project on unfair contract terms. She has held lectureships at Durham University, Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Université de Paris and Birkbeck College, University of London. She has been an occasional guest lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has published articles on, inter alia, financial law and the conflict of laws. After completing a Doctorate in Law at Oxford University, where she worked as a college lecturer, Joanna was called to the Bar in July 2001. She recently served as a Non-Executive Director of ICE Benchmark Administration Ltd and Chair Person for the Oversight Committee of ICE LIBOR.

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Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified



    1994-1999, Wolfson College, Oxford University D.Phil
    1988-1992, Downing College, Cambridge University BA Hons and LL.M