pin Melbourne, Australia

  • LL.B. – King’s College London (UK), 2007
  • LL.M. – King’s College London (UK), 2008
  • Ph.D. – Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada), 2012

Dr. Christian Chamorro-Courtland is an Assistant Professor at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his doctoral studies in Commercial, Financial and Banking Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada) in 2012. His Ph.D. thesis analysed the legal aspects and operations of central counterparty (CCP) clearing systems. He received his bachelors (LL.B.) and Masters of Law (LL.M.) from King’s College London (specialized in Commercial & Financial Law).

Christian has eight years of teaching experience. He has taught ‘Legal Process & Writing’ and ‘Banking & Negotiable Instruments Law’ at Osgoode, and ‘Business Law & Ethics’ at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. He has several legal publications that cover issues of commercial law, financial law, banking law and insolvency law.

He speaks four languages (English, Spanish, French, German) and has lived and travelled extensively around the world (residences include Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, England, Kazakhstan, China and the UAE).

  • Christian Chamorro-Coutland, ‘On the Margin of Success: The Legal and Regulatory Protections for Customer Margin in the Canadian Derivatives Markets’ (2016) Banking and Finance Law Review (Forthcoming);
  • Christian Chamorro-Coutland, ‘The Legal Aspects of Portfolio Margining: A Move Toward the LSOC Model’ (2016) Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law (Forthcoming);
  • Christian Chamorro-Coutland, ‘The Trillion Dollar Question: Can a Central Bank Bail-Out a Central Counterparty (CCP) Clearing House Which is ‘Too Big to Fail’?’ (2012) 6 Brooklin Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 433;
  • Christian Chamorro-Coutland, ‘Counterparty Substitution in Central Counterparty (CCP) Systems’ (2010) 26(3) Banking & Finance Law Review 517.