Brief Bio

Özlem Gürses is Professor of Commercial Law. Prior to joining King’s College London, Professor Gürses taught a number of different commercial law subjects at the Norwich and Southampton Law Schools.

Professor Gürses has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from the University of Istanbul. She also studied LLM in Maritime Law (graduated with distinction) at the University of Southampton who, following her masters’ degree, provided full funding for her PhD degree in reinsurance law.

Professor Gürses is the sole author of The Law of Compulsory Motor Vehicle Insurance (Informa, 2019), Marine Insurance Law (Routledge, 2016, 2nd ed) and Reinsuring Clauses (Informa, 2010). She also updated Insurance of Commercial Risks (Sweet and Maxwell, 2016) in its preparation for the fifth edition.

She regularly presents her research at home and abroad. Most recently she organised a conference on the law of compulsory motor vehicle insurance that took place at King’s in April 2019. She sits in the Presidential Council of International Insurance Law Association/Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA), is the Vice-chairman of the Reinsurance Working Party of AIDA, and also a Committee member of the British Insurance Law Association.

Professor Gürses has taught insurance and marine insurance law on several different short courses as a visiting lecturer in Greece, Italy, Germany and Singapore.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Insurance Law (Fall 2023)