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Dr Iwa Salami

Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and Regulation

Business and Law

    Dr Iwa Salami is a senior lecturer in commercial law and financial law and regulation at

    the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. She has also lectured at Queen Mary,

    University of London. Prior to joining UEL she was a research fellow at the Centre for

    Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London where she now currently serves

    as external examiner on the Banking and Finance Law Programmes. She is also a visiting

    lecturer at the University of Westminster Business School. She has previously worked in

    the UK and abroad including the Government Legal Service and the African Development Bank.

    Iwa has published widely in the field of financial law and economic integration in

    emerging economies. She is currently working on a research project on Financial Technology

    (FinTech) Regulation in Africa, where she is assessing the benefits and implications of

    mobile payments and cryptocurrencies in Africa.

    Iwa holds an LLB (Law) degree from University of Westminster, an LLM in International

    Business Law (Merit) from King's College, University of London and a PhD from Queen Mary,

    University of London.




    Overview

    Publications

     

    Financial Technology in Africa: Institutions, Regulation and Policy (proposed publisher Oxford University Press 2020, forthcoming).


    Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Integration Arrangements in African Emerging and Frontier Markets (Ashgate 2012).

    Book reviews of Financial Regulation in Africa: An Assessment of Financial Integration Arrangements in African Emerging and Frontier Markets have been published in Law and Financial Markets Review (Vol 7, No.6, November 2013, pp 322 by Professor Irene-Marie Esser), Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (Vol 29, No 4, April 2014, pp. 260-261 by Professor W. G. Schulze – as this is forthcoming, see proof copy, attached).

    Book Chapter

    Salami, I. (2016) ‘Cross-Border Issues and Regional Integration in Financial Regulation’, in Oladapo Olanipekun (ed.) Banking: Theory, Regulation, Law and Practice. Nigeria: Au Courant.

    Refereed Articles

    Salami, I (2017) ‘Terrorism Financing with Virtual Currencies: Can Regulatory Technology Solutions Combat This’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal, published online 11 August 2017, in press.

    Salami, I. (2015) ‘Banking Union Framework in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): A European Comparison’ West African Journal of Economic and Monetary Integration, Volume 17, No. 2.

    Salami, I. (2014) ‘Cross Border Banking in Africa: Legal and Regulatory Challenges’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 29, Issue 12.

    Salami, I (2014) ‘Integrating Financial Markets in Africa (Part II): A European Union Comparison’ The African Reinsurer Volume 28.

    Salami, I. (2013) ‘African Sovereign Bond Issues – Can the Past and Present Predict the Future?' Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 28, Issue 12.

    Salami, I (2013) ‘Integrating Financial Markets in Africa (Part I): Legal Challenges' The African Reinsurer Volume 27: 18 - 24.

    Salami, I (2012) ‘International Financial Standards and the Application of Basel III in Emerging and Frontier Markets’ Law and Financial Markets Review Volume 6, Issue 5: 336-342.

    Salami, I. (2012) ‘Derivatives Markets in Africa – Legal and Regulatory Issues’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 27, Issue 10: 416 - 428.

    Salami, I. (2012) 'African Economic Integration and Legal Challenges' GREAT Insights Volume 1, Issue 1: 11 - 12.

    Salami, I. (2011) ‘Legal and Institutional Challenges of Economic Integration in Africa’ European Law Journal Volume 17, Issue 5: 667-682.

    Salami, I. (2011) ‘African Financial Markets – Going Global or Staying at Home?’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 26, Issue 11: 35 – 44.

    Salami, I. (2011) ‘Financial Regulation in African Frontier Markets – Can the EU Approach Work?’ Law and Financial Markets Review Volume 5, Issue 5: 380-387.

    Salami, I. (2010) ‘Private Equity Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Future Regulation’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 25, Issue 12:588 – 600.

    Salami, I. (2010) ‘The Financial Crisis and a Regional Regulatory Perspective for Emerging economies in Africa’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 25, Issue 3: 128 – 139.

    Salami, I. (2009) ‘The Effect of          the Financial Crisis on the Nigerian Capital Market: A Proper Regulatory Response’ Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation Volume 24, Issue 12: 612 – 618.

    Salami, I. (2008) ‘Devising a Governance Structure for the African Union’ African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 16, No 2: 262 -273.

    Salami, I. (2008) ‘Banking Harmonisation in an African Context’, .Journal of Banking Regulation, Volume 9, No 3: 187–195.

    Salami, I. (2008) ‘The Global Credit Crunch Impact on Emerging Economies’, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Volume 34, No 4:201 -202.

    Akinrinsola, I. (2004) ‘Legal and Institutional Requirements for West African Economic Integration,’ Law and Business Review of the Americas, Volume. 10, No.3: 493 –514. (Special Symposium Issue of the Law and Business Review of the Americas on ‘Regional Integration: Comparative Experience’).

    Akinrinsola, I. (2003) ‘Monetary Integration in West Africa’, Journal of International Banking Regulation, Volume 5, No.1: 21 – 34.


    News/Media publication

    Salami, I. ‘Cryptocurrencies - Cross-Border Financial Regulatory Dimensions’ The European Financial Review (23 April 2018) available at http://www.europeanfinancialreview.com/?p=23432

    Salami, I. ‘Bursting the Bitcoin bubble. In The Conversation’ The Conversation (23 March 2018) available at https://theconversation.com/anthill-23-bursting-the-bitcoin-bubble-93337

    Salami, I. ‘Why unregulated cryptocurrencies could trigger another financial crisis’ The Conversation (15 Januaary 2018) available at https://theconversation.com/why-unregulated-cryptocurrencies-could-trigger-another-financial-crisis-89808

    Salami, I. ‘Virtual Currencies: A Global Regulatory Approach’ UEL Press Briefing on Cryptocurrencies (24 January 2018, UEL London).

    Salami, I. ‘Bitcoin’s surge intensifies need for global regulation of cryptocurrencies’ The Conversation (29 November 2017) available at https://theconversation.com/bitcoins-surge-intensifies-need-for-global-regulation-of-cryptocurrencies-86893

    Salami, I. ‘Terrorism financing with virtual currencies - Can RegTech Solutions combat this?’ Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (11 August 2017) available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rJvVyPbj6YVKXmS5uu46/full


    Joint Report

    International Financial Law Unit, Centre for Commercial Law Studies Report, ‘Legal Aspects of Depositor Protection Schemes: Comparative Perspective’ (Report presented at the International Seminar on Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Financial Stability Basel, Switzerland, 21 – 23 January 2002). A report produced by the International Financial Law Unit of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (A 5* Research Unit).


    Conference Papers/Participation

    I Salami, Speaker on ‘Energy Finance and Investments in Africa’ at CCLS – UNIDROIT Development Finance in Emerging Markets Conference at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, 14 April 2018.

    I Salami, Speaker on ‘African Continental Free Trade Agreement and the Role of Law’ at the African Studies Seminar Series at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, London, 21 March 2018.

    I Salami, Chair at at Centre for the Study of States, Markets & People, School of Business & Law, University of East London Annual Research Colloquium on ‘Neoliberalism and Ordoliberalism: One or Two Critiques?’ at UEL London, 8 December 2017.

    I Salami, Chair at British Academy Lecture on ‘The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa’ at the British Academy, London, 13 June 2017.

    I Salami, Speaker on ‘FinTech Regulation in Africa: The Case of Mobile Payments and Cryptocurrencies’ at the Fifth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 7-9 July 2016.

    I Salami, Panel Chair on ‘Bankable Power and Infrastructure Projects in Africa' at The Global African Investment Summit at Central Hall, Westminster, London, 1 – 2 December 2015.

    I Salami, Session Chair on ‘Accounting Profession and Regulation’ at the 5th African Accounting and Finance Association Conference hosted by the University of Mauritius, Mauritius 1 – 4 September 2015.

    I Salami, Speaker at the 5th African Accounting and Finance Association Conference on ‘A Regional Approach to Regulating African Cross-border Banks’ hosted by the University of Mauritius, Mauritius 1 – 4 September 2015.

    I Salami, Speaker at Chatham House London on ‘UK Africa Policy, the Prosperity Agenda and the ‘Golden Thread’: Between Idealism and Pragmatism?’ 23 March 2015

    I Salami, Discussant at Chatham House London on ‘Delivering Sustainable Growth in Africa: The Role of International Financial Centres’ 12 November 2014.

    I Salami, Chairing Session on ‘Re-shaping the EU-Africa relationship in the light of the Post-MDG debate: supporting an African transformation agenda’ at the International Conference organised by European Centre for Development Policy Research Management on Building a sustainable partnership for the future? - The EU-Africa relations" at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung,Berlin, Germany 17 – 18 September 2013.

    I Salami, Keynote speaker at the 4th Nigeria Development and Finance Forum (NDFF) 2013 North America Conference on ‘Leveraging Nigeria's Policies to Attract Investment’ at the Washington Marriott at Metro Centre, Washington, USA, 3 – 5 June 2013.

    I Salami, ‘International Financial Standards - Do, Should and Must Emerging Markets Implement Them?’ Keynotespeaker paper at the 2012 Annual Conference on ‘Global Financial Markets’ at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany, 21 – 22 June 2012 (forthcoming).

    I Salami, ‘Investing in Africa’ Panel speaker at the American Bar Association Spring Meeting at the Grand Hyatt, New York, 16 – 21 April 2012.

    I. Salami, ‘EU Financial Regulatory Framework: An Inspiration for Financial Regulation in Africa,’ Conference paper at Society for Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, Downing College, Cambridge University, 7 September 2011.

    I. Salami, ‘Financial Regulation in Emerging Economies – Taking a Leaf from Financial Regulation in Advanced Economies or not?’, Conference paper at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law Annual Conference on Financial Regulation in a Global Market: Moving beyond the State, 10 June 2011

    I Salami, 'The Effects of Poor Financial Regulation on Equity Portfolio Investments in Second Generation Emerging Economies' Conference paper at Society for Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference, at University of Southampton, 16 September 2010.

    I. Akinrinsola, ‘Banking Regulation in West Africa’, Conference paper at Central Banking Publication Conference at Kings College, Cambridge University, August 2005.

    I. Akinrinsola, ‘Monetary Integration in West Africa’, Conference paper at London Forum for Internal Economic Law and Development Conference on the Legal Aspects of Economic Integration as a Panacea for Economic Development at University of London Senate House, 8 May 2003.


    Publications

    Dr Salami is keen to supervise potential PhD students interested in researching financial regulation in emerging economies.



    Interests

    Programmes:

    LLB



    LLM



    Undergraduate teaching:

    Banking Law (LLB)

    Commercial Law (LLB)

    Constitutional Law (LLB)

    Contract Law (LLB)

    European Union Law (LLB)

    Postgraduate teaching:

    Law of International Finance (LLM)

    Regulation of Financial Markets (LLM)

    Law of the World Trade Organisation (LLM)



    PhD Supervision:



    Mohamed Raffa



    Yammy Brewer







     









    News/Media publication

    Salami, I. ‘Cryptocurrencies - Cross-Border Financial Regulatory Dimensions’ The European Financial Review (23 April 2018) available at http://www.europeanfinancialreview.com/?p=23432

    Salami, I. ‘Bursting the Bitcoin bubble. In The Conversation’ The Conversation (23 March 2018) available at https://theconversation.com/anthill-23-bursting-the-bitcoin-bubble-93337

    Salami, I. ‘Why unregulated cryptocurrencies could trigger another financial crisis’ The Conversation (15 Januaary 2018) available at https://theconversation.com/why-unregulated-cryptocurrencies-could-trigger-another-financial-crisis-89808

    Salami, I. ‘Virtual Currencies: A Global Regulatory Approach’ UEL Press Briefing on Cryptocurrencies (24 January 2018, UEL London).

    Salami, I. ‘Bitcoin’s surge intensifies need for global regulation of cryptocurrencies’ The Conversation (29 November 2017) available at https://theconversation.com/bitcoins-surge-intensifies-need-for-global-regulation-of-cryptocurrencies-86893

    Teaching