Giuliano G Castellano is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He serves as a deputy director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law and is the director of the Law Exchange Programme. He holds a law degree (Bocconi), a PhD in law (Turin), and a PhD in economics and social sciences (Polytechnique, Paris). Before joining HKU, he was an associate professor at the University of Warwick. Prior to that, he was a Fellow in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr Castellano’s research interests lie in the areas of international financial law, financial regulation, regulatory governance and compliance. He has been published in leading scholarly journals and has received the support of external, competitive grant schemes in Hong Kong, Europe and the UK. Currently, he is the principal investigator of a research project supported by a grant from the General Research Fund of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. Beyond academia, he collaborates with international organizations including the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the UN Commission on International Trade Law, and the Institute for the Unification of Private Law. He has been contributing to legal and regulatory reforms in over 20 jurisdictions across the world.