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  • (2019­­­–) PhD in Law, University of Cambridge – Sidney Sussex College
  • (2020-2021) Academic Exchange Scholar, Harvard Law School – HLS | Cambridge Exchange Link
  • (2022) Cambridge Visiting Research Student, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg)
  • (2018–2019) Master of Law, University of Cambridge – St. Catharine's College – First Class Honours
  • (2010–2014) Bachelor of Laws, University of São Paulo – First Class Honours
  • (2012) Undergraduate Exchange Programme, LSE

Scholarships and Awards

  • (2019­­­–) Cambridge International Scholarship (Cambridge Trust)
  • (2019­­­–) Richard Tee Scholarship (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)
  • (2022) Max Planck Institute & Cambridge Scholarship
  • (2019­­­) St. Catharine's College Scholar (St. Catharine's College, Cambridge)
  • (2019) Fox International Fellowship (Yale University)
  • (2018) Chevening Scholarship (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
  • (2014) Mário e Inah Barros Prize for Commercial Law (CESA/Bahia)
  • (2012) Pro-Int Award (University of São Paulo – USP)
  • (2011–2012) Research Grant (São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP)

Academic Experience

  • (2021–) Research Affiliate – Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Business School
  • (2022–) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Corporate Finance - University of Cambridge (LLM | MCL)
  • (2021–) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Corporate Governance - University of Cambridge (LLM | MCL)
  • (2021–) Guest Teacher, Law of Business Associations – LSE
  • (2021–) Member – European Banking Institute – Young Researchers Group
  • (2020–) Law Admissions Interviewer – University of Cambridge (Churchill and Sidney Sussex)
  • (2020–2022) Supervisor, Company Law – University of Cambridge (Peterhouse, Sidney Sussex, St. Catharine's, Selwyn, and Wolfson)
  • (2021) Research Affiliate – Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, University of Cambridge
  • (2019–2022) Rapporteur – Oxford International Organizations (OXIO)
  • (2019–2020) Research Assistant – Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
  • (2019–2020) Vice-Editor-in-Chief – Cambridge Law Review (CLR)
  • (2019–2020) General Editor – Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ)
  • (2018–2019) Coordinator – Center for Asian Legal Studies of the University of São Paulo (CELA-USP)
  • (2018) Organisation Committee – Cambridge Arbitration Day (CAD)
  • (2018) Organisation Committee – St. Catharine’s College Graduate Research Seminar
  • (2011–2018) Teaching Assistant – University of São Paulo (USP)
    • Research Methods in Law
    • Regulation and Competition Law 
    • Corporate Agreements and Arbitration
    • Corporate Agreements, Securities and Bonds
    • Corporate Governance
    • Corporate Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Logic and Legal Methods
    • Introduction to the Study of Law

Professional Experience

  • (2021–) Consultant – The World Bank, Legal Vice Presidency
  • (2021–2022) Early Career Fellow in Financial Law and Regulation – University of Edinburgh, Law School
  • (2016–2018) Chief of Staff and Law Clerk to the Chief Justice – Commercial Law Chamber of the São Paulo State Supreme Court, Brazil
  • (2014–2016) Associate Lawyer – L. O. Baptista Advogados – GAR 100 Firm, Brazil
  • (2013–2014) Trainee – Levy & Salomão Advogados – IFLR 1000 Firm, Brazil
  • (2012–2013) Research Assistant – Professor Rodrigo Broglia Mendes – University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • (2010–2012) Secretary General – Pro-Bono Legal Clinic (Departamento Jurídico XI de Agosto) – University of São Paulo, Brazil

Fields of research

International Financial Law

Financial Regulation

Corporate Finance Law

International Economic Law

Banking and Debt Finance Law

Comparative Corporate Law


Fragmentation in International Financial Regulation


International financial networks appeared as the central response to the intensification of cross-border activities. However, short-comings in their design, the growing fragmentation of markets, and contextual changes – such as the US' hostility towards multilateralism, Brexit, the changing role of emerging economies, and new market segments – point to transformations in financial regulation. As networks are faced with greater constraints, it is fundamental to look at what can domestic regulators do to expand the toolbox for achieving cross-border coordination and cooperation. The research aims to map, analyse, and explain the processes that can be used for that purpose, as well as their impact on the overall governance of international financial regulation.


Professor Eilis Ferran


First-Year Examiners: Professor Kenneth Armstrong (Advisor) and Dr Felix Steffek




"Corruption Allegations in Arbitration: Burden and Standard of Proof, Red Flags, and a Proposal for Systematization" Journal of International Arbitration, 39 (6), 817-862.

Martim Della Valle
Journal of International Arbitration, 39 (6), 817-862.
Published: Dec 2022

"The Regulatory “Plumbing” of Innovation-Enablers: A Case for Accountability Mechanisms" Sciences Po Law Review, Vol. 23, Issue 1, March 2023

Daphnée Papiasse
Sciences Po Law Review, Vol. 23, Issue 1, March 2023
Published: Forthcoming

"Retaining Influence in Post-Brexit International Financial Regulation: Lessons from the UK’s FinTech Framework" Journal of Financial Regulation, Vol. 8, Issue 1, April 2022, Pages 104–131.

Journal of Financial Regulation, Vol. 8, Issue 1, April 2022, Pages 104–131.
Published: Apr 2022

"Leading Through Expertise? The Role of the EU in International Finance Governance after Brexit" Yale European Studies Council Journal, 2021

Yale European Studies Council Journal, 2021
Published: Apr 2021

"Written Evidence for the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union of the House of Commons"

Professor Eilis Ferran
Published: Aug 2020

Book Chapters

"Regulatory Coordination and Diffusion in Digital Financial Services and Sustainable Finance" in European Banking Institute (ed(s)), Digitalisation, Sustainability and the Banking and Capital Markets Union (Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming

Palgrave Macmillan
Published Forthcoming

"Financial Consumer Protection in Debt and Equity Markets" in Thomas Cottier and Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (ed(s)), Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar Publishing), forthcoming

Edward Elgar Publishing
Published Forthcoming

"Class Arbitration: A Comparative Study" (with Mauricio Almeida Prado) in André Luis Monteiro and Guilherme Setoguti (ed(s)), Class Arbitration for Corporate Law Disputes (Thomson Reuters, 2021)

Thomson Reuters
Published Jul 2021


The 3rd Global Fintech Regulator Survey

Body / Institution:
World Bank Group and CCAF
Published: Nov 2022

Fintech Regulation in Asia Pacific

Fintech Regulation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fintech Regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa