Ms Anne McNaughton

BA (UoN) LLB (UNSW) LLM (Tübingen) LLM (UTS) Grad Cert HE (ANU)
Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Law

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial And Contract Law 180105
  • Comparative Law 180106
  • Law And Society 180119
  • International Trade Law 180117
  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120
  • Law 1801
  • Other Law And Legal Studies 1899

Research interests

Anne's particular research focus includes the European Union as a legal system, comparative aspects of the EU and the Indo-Pacific region and the Europeanisation of private law, particularly in the areas of contract, property and commercial law. 


Anne McNaughton is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University, Canberra. She is  an Adjunct of the ANU Centre for European Studies where she was Deputy Director from June 2015 - January 2017.  Anne has degrees in Arts and Law and a Master of Laws from Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany.  She wrote her thesis on the incorporation of the territory of former German Democratic Republic into the European Communities following reunification of Germany in 1990.  Anne researches and teaches in the field of private law, particularly contract law and commercial law; comparative law; the law and politics of European integration; and the legal architecture of the European Union.  She is a Fellow of the European Law Institute and a corresponding member of the Principles of European Insurance Contract Law (PEICL) and Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL).  Anne is a member of the German-Australian-Pacific Lawyers Association (GAPLA). She is also a member of the Law Council of Australia.  

Researcher's projects

Australia and the European Union: A study of a changing trade and business relationship


Grant status

Completed-Pending Reports

Grant start date


Grant funding

  • 2009: $65,000 from ARC - Australian Research Council
  • 2010: $50,000 from ARC - Australian Research Council
  • 2011: $60,000 from ARC - Australian Research Council


ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities  (LIEF) Project

Project Title: The World Legal Information Institute European law collection: effective access to European legal information in English for Australian researchers

Project  Team: Prof Graham W Greenleaf, Prof Andrew S Mowbray, A/Prof Martin Vranken, Prof Ross B Grantham, Prof Martin E Krygier, Dr Adam Czarnota, Ms Anne M McNaughton, Mr Matthew Zagor, A/Prof Dan J Svantesson, Prof Steven Freeland, Prof Wojciech Sadurski, Prof Peter S Gillies, Ms Patricia J Blazey

Amount Awarded: $200,000.00

Partner/Collaborating Organisations: Bond University, Macquarie University, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Western Sydney

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales

Project Summary: This facility will provide the most comprehensive collection of free access English language databases of European legal materials (both national and supra-national) and allow citations of European cases and articles to be tracked, improving Australian research in European law.


Projects and Grants

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