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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–) Researcher – Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Business School
  • (2021–) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Corporate Governance - University of Cambridge (LLM | MCL)
  • (2021–) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Law of Business Associations - LSE
  • (2021–) Member – European Banking Institute – Young Researchers Group
  • (2020–) Supervisor, Company Law – University of Cambridge (Peterhouse, Sidney Sussex, St. Catharine's, Selwyn, and Wolfson)
  • (2020–) Law Admissions Interviewer – University of Cambridge (Churchill and Sidney Sussex)
  • (2019–) 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
  • (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


Losing the Battle, Winning the War: Domestic Regulation and the Paths to Global Coordination in Financial Markets


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 – namely USA’s hostility towards multilateralism, Brexit, and the changing role of emerging economies – 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