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travers_smith_logo.png3CL runs the 3CL Travers Smith Lunchtime Seminar Series, featuring leading academics from the Faculty, and high-profile practitioners.

3CL Seminar SeriesSubject to speaker consent, the lecture component for each seminar will be made available on the University of Cambridge Streaming Media Service (SMS) and the Apple iTunes platforms, and if recorded on video, on the YouTube playlist. The introductions and Q&A sections will not be included to encourage frank and open discussion. You can subscribe to the '3CL Travers Smith Lunchtime Seminar Series' on iTunes or other podcast services for automatic download, or an RSS feed is available from the SMS for use on other platforms.

Seminar Programme for 2023

All seminars take place in G24 from 1pm to 2pm unless specified otherwise.


Lent Term 2023




Registration (online / hybrid)

Recording / resources

24 Jan


Professor Ernest Lim

'Sustainability and the State'


Not recorded


7 Feb


Heather Pilley

'Developments in Interest Rate Benchmarks: What is Happening to LIBOR?'


Awaiting consent

28 Feb


Professor Jorge Feliu Rey
(University Carlos III of Madrid)

In co-operation with CPLC

'Penalty Clauses from a Comparative Perspective: Different Legal Approaches, Same Functions?'


Penalty Clauses from a Comparative Perspective: Different Legal Approaches, Same Functions?


2 Mar

Professor Reinhard Bork
(University of Hamburg)

'Harmonisation of transactions avoidance law'


Harmonisation of transactions avoidance law

6 Mar


Room B16

Guest Lecture

Chris Hale (Chair Emeritus, Travers Smith) and William Paul (Partner, Bridgepoint)


'Private Equity: Its Place in Corporate Finance and How It Works'


Recording available to Corporate Finance students

14 Mar


Professor Jens Binder
(University of Tübingen)

'Leading Wherever They Want? CSR, ESG and Directors’ Duties'


Leading Wherever They Want? CSR, ESG and Directors’ Duties

Professor Jens Binder Slides

Further information on upcoming seminars can be found in the Events calendar.