Rosa Lastra
Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Rosa María Lastra

L.L.B & M.A. Valladolid University; L.L.M., Harvard University, (Fulbright Fellow); Ph.D Madrid University, with research stay at the London School of Economics and Political Science


Professor Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law and Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. She is a member of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA), founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), research associate of the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and Political Science, member of the European Banking Institute (EBI) and member of the European Law Institute (ELI). She has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, United Nations (UNCTAD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. From November 2008 to June 2009 she acted as Specialist Adviser to the European Union Committee [Sub-Committee A] of the House of Lords regarding its Inquiry into EU Financial Regulation and responses to the financial crisis. She is a member of two expert panels of the European Parliament: the Monetary Panel since 2015 and the Banking Union (Resolution) Panel since 2016. She has contributed as expert witness in international arbitration cases.

Prior to coming to London, she was Assistant Professor of International Banking at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York (1993-1996). From January 1992 to September 1993 she was a consultant in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. From 2008 to 2010 she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Stockholm.

She studied at Valladolid University, Madrid University, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Harvard Law School (Fulbright Fellow). Her publications include numerous articles in internationally refereed journals and several books, including: Research Handbook on Central Banking (Elgar, 2018, co-edited with Peter Conti-Brown), International Financial and Monetary Law (Oxford University Press, 2015, authored), Sovereign Debt Management (OUP, 2014, co-edited with Lee Buchheit), The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs (Cambridge University Press, 2014, co-edited), International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs, (OUP, 2012, co-edited with Thomas Cottier and John Jackson), Cross-Border Bank Insolvency (OUP, 2011, edited), Legal Foundation of International Monetary Stability (OUP, 2006, authored), The Reform of the International Financial Architecture (Kluwer, 2001, edited), Bank Failures and Bank Insolvency Law in Economies in Transition (Kluwer, 1999, co-edited) and Central Banking and Banking Regulation (LSE, 1996, authored).


L.L.B. & M.A. (Valladolid University); L.L.M. (Harvard University); Ph.D. (Madrid University)