Geneviève Helleringer is a law professor at ESSEC Business School and a fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. She is also a practicing civil and commercial mediator.
Before completing her doctoral work, Helleringer worked for Shiseido in Japan, and practiced corporate law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York and later at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris (2000-2006). Her work was mainly in the field of corporate, private equity and capital markets, advising on investment funds for mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs.
Her academic research focuses on contract, corporate and financial law and alternative dispute resolution, and draws on insights from comparative law, economics, sociology and psychology. She has written, edited, or contributed to numerous books and articles published in international law journals such as the Berkley Business Law Journal, Columbia Journal of European Law, Illinois Law Review, and Hastings Journal of International and Comparative Law. Geneviève is an executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press).
Helleringer holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.Sc. in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, as well as an M.Sc. and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (receiving three national prizes for her doctoral thesis on contract clauses, including the French Academy Grand Prize). She is admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars. She studied math, philosophy and literature as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris. She also completed an M.Sc. at Oxford University in experimental psychology.