Advisory Council

Professor Jeffrey Golden

Jeffrey Golden is Chairman of The P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation in The Hague, and a member of the Foundation’s Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, a Governor and Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has also been Visiting Professor in the Law Department, 2010-2013, and a Head of Chambers at 3 Hare Court.

He was previously a Director of MFX Solutions, Inc., an industry initiative providing currency hedging for microfinance, and a partner at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, which he joined as a partner in 1994 after 15 years with the leading Wall Street practice of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He was the founding partner of Allen & Overy’s US law practice and senior partner in the firm’s global derivatives practice and has broad experience of a wide range of capital markets matters. He has acted extensively for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association since its inception, was a principal author of ISDA’s master agreements and has appeared as an expert witness in several high profile derivatives cases.

Professor Golden is Immediate Past Chair of the Society of English and American Lawyers, a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of International Law and former Commissioner on the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Life Fellow (Co-Chair, International) of the American Bar Foundation.

He also serves on the Steering Committee of the ABA/UNDP International Legal Resource Center and as a member of the ABA House of Delegates, a trustee of the International Bar Association Foundation and a member of the International Advisory Board of Columbia Law School and the International Lawyers for Africa Advisory Committee.