Javier Solana

Glasgow University

Javier Solana is a Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow. 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). Before joining the University of Glasgow, Javier worked as a trainee lawyer at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira and as a Legal Intern at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

He is interested in the intersection between Law, Philosophy and Economics. In particular, he is interested in understanding the role that Law can play in shaping finance and in promoting sustainable economic development. 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 in developing countries, and the limits to the new supervisory powers conferred upon the European Central Bank (ECB). He is currently examining the potential role of the ECB in promoting environmental protection in the EU. His research has been supported by the Global Law in Finance Network, the University of Oxford, the ECB, and Banco Santander, among others.