School of Law

Professor Andrew Campbell

Professor of International Banking and Finance Law

My specialist area for both teaching and research is banking and finance law. This has been a very exciting area of law recently as a result of the global financial crisis. It is becoming very popular area of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of banking and finance, with special emphasis on the following areas:

  • bank insolvency
  • bank regulation
  • protecting bank depositors
  • Islamic banking
  • money laundering.


I teach a module in banking and financial services law at undergraduate level and one module at masters level in international banking law.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising a number of PhD students on a range of topics in the area of banking and financial services law, including Islamic banking law.

Key Publications


  • Campbell A, Deposit Insurance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 1, 323p-323p

    This is the first international interdiscilplinary study of deposit insurance. It examines the legal, economic and regulatory issues associated with providing protection to bank depositors.

Journal articles

  • Campbell A, Lastra R, ‘Revisiting the Lender of Last Resort’, Banking and Finance Law Review, 24 (2009), 453-497

  • Campbell A, ‘Insolvent Banks and the Financial sector Safety Net - Lessons from the Northern Rock Crisis’, Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 2008.20 (2008), 316-342

  • Campbell A, ‘Emergency liquidity financing for banks in distress: a legal framework for developing countries’, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 2006 (2006), 96-109

    In Lloyd's maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly


  • Campbell A, ‘Bank Insolvency and the Problem of Non-Performing Loans’, in Insolvency Law: Themes and Perspectives, ed. by Omar PJ (Ashgate, 2007), 175-199

    The chapter provides a study of the recent problems faced by banks in many countries due to non-performing loans (NPLs). It considers both prevention and control and the relationship between NPLs and bank failure. In doing so it examines regulatory and supervisory issues as well as initiatives for dealing with impaired assets.

Media Contact Areas

I am happy to talk to the media on international banking law, with special emphasis on bank insolvency, protecting bank depositors, Islamic banking and money laundering.

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