Prof. Dr. Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. She is a member of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association, the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, the European Banking Institute, the European Law Institute, the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and P.R.I.M.E. She has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations (UNCTAD), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the European Parliament and the House of Lords. She is the principal investigator in a research project on the Legal and Economic Conceptions of Money funded by an ESRC/NIESR award in May 2019. She is co-director of the Sovereign Debt Forum. Prior to coming to London she taught in Columbia University in the City of New York and worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.
She has written extensively in her fields of expertise, including inter alia the following authored and edited (or co-edited) books: Research Handbook on Law and Ethics in Banking and Finance (Oxford University Press, 2019), Research Handbook on Central Banking (Elgar, 2018), International Financial and Monetary Law (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sovereign Debt Management (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs (Cambridge University Press, 2014), International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs, (OUP, 2012), Cross-Border Bank Insolvency (Oxford University Press, 2011), Legal Foundations of International Monetary Stability (OUP, 2006, authored), Central Banking and Banking Regulation (LSE, 1996).