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Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez is an Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, where he teaches company law, financial and securities regulation, comparative corporate governance, and international and comparative insolvency law. He is also the head of the Singapore Global Restructuring Initiative and co-chair of the SMU-Cambridge Roundtable on Corporate Insolvency Law. Before joining SMU, he was a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance and a Fellow of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School. He has taught, studied or conducted research at several institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, and Latin America, including the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Yale Law School and Stanford University.

Aurelio is a member of the Academic Steering Committee of INSOL International, as well as a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, the American Law and Economics Association, the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Group and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is also founding director of the Ibero-American Institute for Law and Finance. Aurelio has received several scholarships and awards, including the Talentia Fellowship to pursue 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, the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at Singapore Management University, the Silver Medal in International Insolvency Studies given by the International Insolvency Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 under 40 Award. In 2016, he also received the Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.


His academic work has been cited by courts and regulators from several jurisdictions, and it has been published in leading academic journals such as the European Business Organization Law Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Oxford Journal of Financial Regulation, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Journal of Portfolio Management, University of Miami Comparative and International Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Oxford Journal of International Economic Law, and International Insolvency Review. He has been invited to present his research before various regulators, governmental agencies and international organizations, including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Australian Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 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.

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