Aurelio Gurrea Martínez

Aurelio Gurrea Martínez is a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance and Teaching Fellow in Capital Markets and Financial Regulation at Harvard Law School. Executive Director of the Spanish and Latin American Institute for Law and Finance and Lecturer in Comparative Business and Director of International Programs at the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. He studied law and business (LLB, BA, PhD) in Spain, where he is also a qualified auditor. He received a Master of Science in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford (UK) and a Master of the Science of Law from Stanford University (USA). Aurelio has been an advisor to the Spanish Ministry of Justice and he was proposed by the Ministry of Economy to act as a national expert for the assessment of the Spanish insolvency and secured transaction regime for the Financial Sector Assessment Program conducted by the International Monetary Fund. He has taught, lectured and/or conducted research in several countries, including the United States, Latin America, China, India, the United Kingdom and various countries in Continental Europa. He is an Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a member of the American Law and Economics Association, and he has been a visiting researcher at various institutions, including Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Yale Law School, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. He has been an instructor for the Global Certificate Program for Securities Regulators jointly organized by Harvard Law School and the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO). He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Talentia Fellowship granted by the Andalusian Government to conduct studies at the University of Oxford, the Medal of the San Raimundo de Peñafort´s Order granted by the Spanish Ministry of Justice, the Class Prize for Best Paper in Law and Economics at Stanford Law School, and the Silver Medal in International Insolvency Studies granted by the International Insolvency Institute. In 2016, he was named Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership of Columbia Law School. His main research interest lies in the intersection of law and finance, with particular emphasis on corporate law, insolvency law, capital markets and financial regulation.