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Dr Thomas Krebs - full CV

Called to the Bar 1998

Academic Background:

LLB in English and German Law (First Class Honours, top of the year), University of Kent at Canterbury (1990-1994).

BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law), Christ Church, Oxford (1994-1996).

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford (1996-1997).

Teaches Principles of Commercial Law, Transnational Commercial Law, International Trade, Contract and Tort at the University of Oxford.

Global NYU-Oxford Research Fellow.

Residency at NYU, working on a book on the use of intermediaries.

University Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Oxford.

Fellow and Tutor in Law, Brasenose College Oxford, 2003-

Former Norton Rose Lecturer in Commercial Law at University College

Visiting Fellow in Commercial Law at the London School of Economics.

Main Areas of Expertise (both as a practicing barrister and academic)

  • Transnational Commercial Law
  • International Trade
  • Contract
  • Tort
  • General Commercial Law
    (sale of goods, agency, personal property, secured financing)
  • Private International Law
    (in particular knowledge of different European legal systems)
  • Restitution

Recent Publications:

Restitution at the Crossroads – A Comparative Study awarded Joint First Prize, Cavendish Book Prize 2001

Unrequested Benefits in German Law (in Understanding Unjust Enrichment eds. Neyers, McInnes, Pitel, Hart Publishing, 2004).

In Defence of Unjust Factors (in Unjustified Enrichment – Key Issues in Comparative Perspective, CUP 2002, 76-100, eds. Johnston/Zimmermann).

For Whom the Bell Tolls - The Demise of Privity in English Law (in Recent Trends in European Contract Law, Hanse Law School Cahier, Groningen, 2001, 141-161).

Stable Claims and Stable Defences - Change of Position and Disenrichment in England and Germany (in Unjustified Enrichment and the Law of Contract, ed. E.J.H. Schrage, Kluwer Law 2001)

A German Contribution to English Enrichment Law (eds. Meier, Irrtum und Zweckverfehlung).

Unjustified Enrichment - Key Issues in Comparative Perspective (eds. Johnston and Zimmermann, Cambridge University Press 2002)

Mistake and Failure of Purpose (7 Restitution Law Review 271-282)


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