Romualdo Canini

DPhil Law
Law Faculty

Other affiliations

St Peter's College


Romualdo is a DPhil candidate in Law at the University of Oxford. His academic interests lie in financial law and financial regulation.

Under the supervision of Professor Jennifer Payne, Romualdo is researching whether and to what extent EU supervisory arrangements must be reformed to deal with the stability and efficiency challenges associated with the departure of the UK from the single market. The first year of Romualdo’s reseach was funded by BonelliErede's Franco Bonelli scholarship, whereas he secured a Bursary of the Oxford Faculty of Law in the second. His work has been published by European Business Organization Law Review.

Romualdo studied law at LUISS University in Rome before completing his LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he won the Blackstone Chambers Prize in Commercial Law, the Wolf Theiss Prize in Corporate and Securities Law, and the Oxford University Press Prize for the Best LL.M. Dissertation. In 2021, he was guest teacher in International Financial Law and International Financial Regulation at the same university.

Before moving to Oxford, Romualdo assisted the Bank of Italy with the development of resolution strategies of significant financial institutions. He was then member of the supervisory team of a global systemically important bank at the European Central Bank.