Dr Javier Solana
- Senior Lecturer (Law)
Room 504, Stair Building, 5-10 The Square, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Javier was appointed to the position of Lecturer in Commercial Law in August 2016. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Carlos III University of Madrid, and law degrees from Carlos III University of Madrid (LLB, MPhil), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the University of Oxford (DPhil).
In his doctoral dissertation he explored the possible implications of collateral re-use for financial stability. In other academic work, he has explored the regulation of mobile phone technology to make payments, and the limits to the new supervisory powers conferred upon the European Central Bank. His research has been supported by the Global Law in Finance Network, the University of Oxford, the European Central Bank, and Banco Santander, among others.
Javier has been the recipient of many academic awards, including the prestigious “la Caixa” Fellowship (2011) and the GLawFin Fellowship (2013-16). He has also worked as a trainee lawyer at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira and as a Legal Intern at the World Bank in Washington D.C. Javier is fluent in Spanish, English and French, has an intermediate command of Mandarin Chinese, and a basic knowledge of Farsi and Arabic.
Javier is interested in the intersection between Law, Philosophy and Economics. Specific interests include the regulation of finance and, more specifically, the role of Law in supporting climate finance and promoting sustainable development.
Javier is interested in supervising research students in financial law and regulation, and, in particular, in the areas of derivatives, financial collateral, macroprudential regulation, financial stability and sustainable finance. He also welcomes applications in the broad area of law and economic development.
- Sezgin, Huseyin - Reassessment of the ECB's Democratic Accountability
- Agostini, Federica
Regulation of green securitisation
- Cui, Sichang
Explore the challenges of Green Finance and its Fintech solutions and possible legal issues that arise in the UK and China
- Mičik, Lorena
Taking security over crypto-assets
Javier teaches regularly in Financial Law and Financial Regulation courses across the Law School and the Business School. In addition, he teaches an LLM course that explores the role of law in market economies (Law and Markets), and leads the Finance and Social Justice Project, an experiential LLM course that gives students the opportunity to develop their own legal interventions to address pressing problems of social justice by levering the power of finance.