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Dr Wael Saghir

Dr Wael Saghir

saghirw@lsbu.ac.uk

Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6684-974X

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I joined LSBU in 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Innovation where I lead the Consultancy, Enterprise & Innovation module. I am also part of LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre.

My research and teaching are based on my extensive professional experience and passion for innovation, creative thinking, technology, and entrepreneurship where I use different tools to engage with my students to ensure they understand different complex notions in an easily engaging and fun manner. To think outside the box and unleash the full potential of your mind to find a way around dead-ends is my teaching and working philosophy.

Building on my diverse experience and strong interest in innovation, business, finance, and technology, I authored, and co-authored numerous research outputs archived at international organisations like the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the US Export Import Bank among others. Some of these outputs were referenced in policy papers by EU institutions while the book I wrote on FDI protection was nominated for the British Insurance Law Association Book Award. I regularly present my research at international conferences on emerging issues in the field of technology, finance, business, and the law.

Academically, I hold a PhD in International Business/Financial Law, an LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law from the University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Additionally, I have a BSc in International Business and an LLB in Law.

Professionally, I’ve been an international consultant for several years where I assisted companies and organisations across the EMEA region on numerous issues related to international business protection, corporate restriction, and corporate digitisation. Furthermore, I've a consulting professor and visiting lecturer to UK and US institutions where I contributed to designing and delivering postgraduate modules and programmes.

Such experience resulted in being entrusted with setting up a new Think Tank programme in the UK on Digital Culture, Finance & Ecological Sustainability which I currently co-direct.

I am an active member at numerous oragnisations including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Swiss Arbitration Association below 40 and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) among others.

PhD in International Business/Financial Law

University of London (IALS)

2013
2018
LLM International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law

University of London (IALS)

2011
2012
BSc International Business

Lebanese American University (LAU)

2008
2011
LLB Law

La Sagesse University

2003
2007
Legal Writing and Oral Argument Skills

American Bar Association

2007
Society of Legal Scholars
2018
Global Research NEtwork
2018
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
2015
Young Arbitrators Forum (LCIA YAF)
2015
2026
Swiss Arbitration Association below 40
2015
2026

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Corporate Structure and Governance of Export Credit Agencies: A UKEF Overview
Saghir, W. (2020). Corporate Structure and Governance of Export Credit Agencies: A UKEF Overview. Financial Law Review. 18 (2), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834flr.20.006.12428

The Legal Allocation of Currency Exchange Risk in Foreign Direct Investment
Saghir, W. The Legal Allocation of Currency Exchange Risk in Foreign Direct Investment. Financial Law Review. 16 (4), pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834FLR.19.020.11276

Categorizing Foreign Direct Investment Protection Mechanisms
Saghir, W. (2019). Categorizing Foreign Direct Investment Protection Mechanisms. IALS Student Law Review. 6 (1), pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.14296/islr.v0i0.4953

The Online Age: The Shift From Traditional Banking to Online Banking in the UK and Its Effect on Applied Regulations
Saghir, W. (2021). The Online Age: The Shift From Traditional Banking to Online Banking in the UK and Its Effect on Applied Regulations. Financial Law Review. 23 (3), pp. 63 - 76. https://doi.org/10.4467/22996834flr.21.021.14441

Applicable Law on Demobilized and Dematerialized Securities
Saghir, W. (2017). Applicable Law on Demobilized and Dematerialized Securities. IALS Student Law Review. 4 (2), pp. 19 - 24. https://doi.org/10.14296/islr.v4i2.2424