Aurelio Gurrea Martínez

Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez is an Assistant Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, where he teaches corporate governance, financial regulation, and comparative and international insolvency law. Before joining SMU, he was a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance and Teaching Fellow in Capital Markets and Financial Regulation at Harvard Law School. He is also the director of the Ibero-American Institute for Law and Finance and fellow of the program on international financial systems at Harvard Law School. He has taught or conducted research at several institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, and Latin America, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School. He is founding partner at Dictum Abogados, a business law firm with offices in Spain and Hong Kong, and he has acted as a legal consultant on corporate and bankruptcy matters to various companies, governments, financial institutions, and business law firms. He has been invited to present his academic work before various regulators, international organizations, and policy-makers, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He is a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the European Corporate Governance Institute, the Ibero-American Institute of Bankruptcy Law, INSOL International, and the International Insolvency Institute´s NextGen Group. He received the Talentia Fellowship to conduct his studies in law and finance at the University of Oxford, the Class Prize for Best Paper in Law and Economics at Stanford Law School, and the Silver Medal in International Insolvency Studies given 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 at Columbia Law School. His research interest lies in the intersection of law and finance, with particular emphasis on corporate governance, financial regulation, corporate finance and corporate insolvency law, and how legal and institutional reforms may promote entrepreneurship, innovation, access to finance and economic growth.