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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  


Federico Lupo-Pasini joined the Law School in 2018 as Associate Professor in Corporate and Commercial Law. His research focuses on international financial law and financial regulation.

In particular, he is interested in the role that legal institutions play in the development of the international financial system and the emerging digital financial ecosystem. He addressed some of these themes in his recent book, The Logic of Financial Nationalism (CUP, 2017). He also maintains a lively interest in international economic law, especially international trade law.

He obtained his PhD from the National University of Singapore. Before moving to Durham, he has worked at Queen’s University Belfast and the UNSW in Sydney, always on international financial law and financial regulation. Before entering academia, he had worked for a few years in Vietnam, India, and Malaysia advising governments on WTO and international economic policy matters.

Besides his academic work, Dr Lupo-Pasini has been working as a consultant for various international organizations and governments around the world on financial policy and international trade policy. Since 2017, he is an advisor to the Government of Northern Ireland on the trade implications of Brexit.

Research interests

  • International Financial Law and Policy
  • Financial Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Contract 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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