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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 PhD student (U. of Warwick). Ligia
Catherine specialises in the study of financial derivatives market and regulatory changes
in the UK and the US. Currently, she is conducting her doctoral research at University of
Warwick under the supervision of Professors Dr. Dalvinder Singh and Dr. Jonathan Garton.
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 is sponsoring her PhD studies at University of Warwick.
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.
Several of her research articles have been published in Canadian (BFLR), British (Warwick Law School Working Paper Series) and Colombian Law Journals (E-mercatori@ and Revista Derecho Privado- U.Externado).


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

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Investment Arbitration (1)

Insurance Law (2)

International Commercial Law (1)

Company Law (1)