Dr Javier Solana

Senior Lecturer
University of Glasgow


Dr Javier Solana is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Carlos III University of Madrid, and law degrees from Carlos III University of Madrid (LLB, MPhil), Harvard Law School (LLM), and the University of Oxford (DPhil). Before joining the University of Glasgow, Javier worked as a trainee lawyer at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira and as a Legal Intern at the World Bank in Washington D.C.   In his research, Dr Solana has examined the implications of collateral re-use for financial stability, the regulation of mobile phone technology to make payments, and the limits to the supervisory powers conferred upon the ECB. More recently, he has researched the power of the Eurosystem to promote environmental protection, and the potential use of climate change litigation as a governance tool in the financial system. He is the recipient of many academic awards, including the prestigious “la Caixa” Fellowship (2011) and the GLawFin Fellowship (2013-16), and he is a three-time recipient of the ECB Legal Research Programme scholarship (2015, 2016, 2021).