BA Sheffield (1968), MBA Columbia University (1969), PhD London
Professor Franks was previously visiting professor at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of California
at both Berkeley and Los Angeles.
His publications include works on takeovers, European corporate
restructuring, financial regulation, corporate bankruptcy, and
ownership and control.
Professor Franks is a member of joint DTI-Treasury working party
reviewing the insolvency code and of the Company Law Review's
working party examining corporate governance. He is associate
editor of Journal of Empirical Finance, European Journal of Financial
Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Financial
He is a member of various advisory boards including Stern Stewart