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Dr Federico Lupo-Pasini

Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law

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Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law in the Durham Law School  


I joined the Law School in 2018 as Associate Professor in Corporate and Commercial Law. My research focuses on international financial law and financial regulation.

I studied the role of legal institutions in the process of financial globalization and the rise of financial nationalism and protectionism, which I discussed in my book, The Logic of Financial Nationalism (CUP, 2017).

I have also worked on the disappearance of cash and the dangers of financial exclusion due to the rise of digital payment technologies. More recently, I have been working on various aspects of sovereign debt, including transparency in sovereign debt transactions, as well as the role of sustainable finance in sovereign finance.

Due to my past in trade policy, I maintain a lively interest in international economic law, especially international trade.

I obtained my Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore. Before entering academia, I worked for a few years in South East Asia, advising governments on international trade and financial regulation. More recently, I have also consulted with the Government of Northern Ireland on the trade implications of Brexit.

Research interests

  • International Financial and Monetary Law
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Law
  • International Trade Law

Research groups

  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law


Authored book

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  • Lupo-Pasini, Federico (2020). Financial Stability as a Common Concern of Humankind. In The Prospect of Common Concern of Humankind in International Law. Cottier, Thomas Cambridge University Press.
  • Lupo-Pasini, Federico (2019). Banking Integration in ASEAN and the Challenges of Regulatory Cooperation. In ASEAN Law in the New Regional Economic Order: Global Trends and Shifting Paradigm. Hsieh, Pasha & Mercurio, Bryan Cambridge University Press. 129-148.
  • Lupo-Pasini, Federico (2018). Emerging Regulatory Issues for Financial Services in the New Generation of FTAs. In China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?. Chaisse, Julien Edward Elgar. 156-177.
  • Federico Lupo-Pasini (2014). Monetary Policy Measures in Investment Law: The Uneasy Relationship between Monetary Stability and Investment Protection. In The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs. Thomas Cottier, Rosa Maria Lastra, Christian Tietje & Lucia Satragno Cambridge University Press. 570-592.

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