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About Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera

LLB and Postgraduate Degree (U. Externado de Colombia), LLM in Commercial and
Corporate Law (Queen Mary, University of London) and Ph.D. in Law (U. of Warwick). Ligia
Catherine specialises in the study of financial derivatives market and regulatory changes
in the UK and the US. She conducted her doctoral research at University of
Warwick under the supervision of Professor Dr. Dalvinder Singh.
Her research is focused on three deficiencies identified by the authorities and
OTC derivative market participants. These are: transparency and liquidity, risk management through
the use legal documentation, and the enhancement of central counterparty clearing system.
She has been granted with several scholarships from Externado de Colombia University,
Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia COLFUTURO and Ecopetrol S.A. Most recently, the central bank of
Colombia sponsored her Ph.D. at the University of Warwick.
She is consultant on Central Clearing Services, Exchange and OTC markets, Legal Structure, Conflicts of Laws, CCP-CMs agreements in Emerging Markets (Nigeria). Currently, she provides institutional consulting services on Post-Brexit regulatory reforms -(Bank of England)
Additionally, Ligia Catherine has been lecturer of Commercial Law, Financial Law and
Investment Arbitration within different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at
Externado de Colombia University. Currently, she is assistant lecturer of the Financial Services Regulation Seminar at School of Law- University of Warwick. She has been conference presenter in Oxford, Cornell and Harvard Universities. Moreover, she is Associate Professor at Externado de Colombia University.
Several of her research articles have been published in Canadian (BFLR), British (Warwick Law School Working Paper Series and Financial Regulation International) and Colombian Law Journals (E-mercatori@ and Revista Derecho Privado- U.Externado).She published a chapter on "Multiple Strategies of Financial Regulation in the Colombian OTC Derivatives Market" book" Law and Policy in Latin America: Transforming Courts, Institutions and Rights" (Palgrave, 2017). Most recently, she's publishing her book "Regulation and Supervision of the OTC Derivatives Market" (Routledge, 2018).


Present LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, Queen Mary University of London
Present PhD Candidate, University of Warwick

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