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Emilios Avgouleas

A graduate of the LSE in law and finance (LLM, PhD) Professor Emilios Avgouleas holds the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh. He is the founding director of the interdisciplinary LLM programme in international banking law and finance, and a senior research fellow of the Edinburgh University blockchain technology lab, School of Informatics. He is a senior fellow and visiting professor at the School of European Political Economy, Luiss Guido Carli University and also an invited Global Professor at Tsinghua University (2021).  He currently serves as an elected member (2020-2024) of the European Securities and Markets Group, the Stakeholder Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Throughout his academic career he has held many prestigious visiting teaching and research posts. He has been a distinguished visiting professor the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, Duke Law School, the China-EU School of Law and the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has also been a senior visiting research fellow at Yale Law School (2016), Duke Law School (2009), and Harvard Law School (2016). He has also served for 2 terms (2015-2020) as an elected member of the European Banking Authority’s Stakeholder Group (EBA-BSG) in the section “top-ranking academics”. He served for 2 terms (1/2016-1/2020) as an independent member of the Eurogroup Selection Panel (Supervisory Board) for the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund, the major shareholder of the Greek banking sector.

He sits on the editorial board of seven well-known scientific journals including the Oxford University Press Journal of Financial Regulation. In addition, he is a member of the sovereign debt group of the Financial Markets Law Committee (operating under the auspices of the Bank of England), a member of the Royal Economic Society, and a member of the Mocomila, the ILA committee of the world leading monetary and finance lawyers.