Associate Fellow, International Law Programme
Jennifer Zerk

Contact information

+44 (0)1223 207 305


Dr Jennifer Zerk is a freelance analyst and consultant specializing in legal aspects of business and human rights and corporate social responsibility. 

Before setting up her consulting practice she worked as a commercial lawyer in London, with a particular focus on energy law and infrastructure projects.

Jennifer is a regular contributor and commentator on UK and EU policy and regulatory strategy and has testified before the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. 

Internationally, she is a respected and sought after consultant, commentator and speaker. She has advised on a number of significant law reform and policy initiatives in the business and human rights field including, most recently, as lead legal consultant to the Accountability and Remedy Project of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

She holds a LLM from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Areas of expertise

  • International law
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Cross-border regulatory issues and problems (e.g. extraterritorial jurisdiction, cooperative arrangements)
  • Business and human rights (legal)
  • Corporate social responsibility (legal)

Past experience

2003 -Principal, Jennifer Zerk Consulting

PhD Research and University teaching, Magdalene College, Cambridge

1994-98Solicitor, Ashurst, London office, company and commercial department