Treitel, Guenter, 1928-2019

by Francis Reynolds FBA

07 Jul 2020
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Sir Guenter Treitel came to England as a German refugee on the ‘Kindertransport’ in 1939 and became a pillar of the Oxford Law Faculty, ending up as Vinerian Professor of English Law, Fellow of All Souls (previously having been a Fellow of Magdalen) and a very distinguished member of the legal academic world in the United Kingdom, who also maintained extensive connections with Law Schools in the United States. He will be remembered for a huge corpus of authoritative writings on commercial law, some of them opening up new areas, and all marked by extreme accuracy, clarity and close and careful attention to doctrine.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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