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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Katrien Morbee, LLB, LLM (Ghent University), LLM (Yale University), DPhil (University of Oxford)


Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law

Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Katrien Morbee is a Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. She teaches Corporate Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Art and Money, and Sustainability and the Corporation. She wrote a DPhil in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford, under supervision of Prof. John Armour and Prof. Dan Awrey. She is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Katrien holds an LLB and LLM from Ghent University, Belgium, and an LLM from Yale University, United States. During her studies, she interned at four international law firms: Cleary Gottlieb, Eubelius, Clifford Chance and Freshfields; and at the Belgian financial institution, KBC. She also worked in a US law firm in Washington, DC, as part of The Washington Center programme in Business and Global Trade.


Research Interests:

Katrien’s research interests include corporate governance, sustainability, green finance, climate litigation, systemic risk, and business law more generally.

Examples of research funding:

ESRC-funded project on the governance of systemically important non-bank financial institutions.


Papers in Internationally Reviewed Academic Journals

Book chapters

  • D. D’Alvia, K. Morbee, and R. Olivares-Caminal, ‘PSD2 and Brexit’, in G. Gimigliano and M. Bozina Beros (eds.), The Payment Services Directive II: A Commentary, Edward Elgar Commentaries Series, 2021.
  • T. Vos, K. Morbee, S. Cools and M. Wyckaert, ‘A Cross-Sectoral Analysis of Corporate Governance Provisions applicable to Financial Institutions: about Forests and Trees’, in V. Colaert, Danny Busch and Thomas Incalza (eds.), European Financial Regulation: Levelling the Cross-Sectoral Playing Field, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019, 163-199.
  • K. Morbee, ‘Structure of Banking Activities: Belgian Provisions on Proprietary Trading from an International Perspective’, in V. Colaert (ed.), De nieuwe Bankwet, Roularta Media Group, Roeselare, 2015, 201-211.

Public Engagement

Katrien acted as a coach for IusStart. IusStart is a University of Leuven-based initiative, where law students – mentored by IusStart coaches – provide legal advice to startups.

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