Gian Marco Solas

Leading Expert, BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre

Gian Marco Solas is an Italian / EU qualified lawyer and Leading Expert at the BRICS Competition Law & Policy Centre. 

Gian Marco Solas has gained over ten years professional experience in national and international law firms, at the European Commission and in two global litigation funders, where he has built one of the largest third party funded European collective redress initiatives in the EU truck cartel. 

After this professional experience he took a break to study physics and complex science individually and with experts, which research produced the book ‘De Lege et Amore. Theory of Interrelation & Sustainability’. Gian Marco Solas is also the author of ‘Third Party Funding. Law, Economics and Policy’ (Cambridge University Press, ‘19) and ‘Third Party Funding in the European Union’ (E. Elgar, forthcoming ‘24, co-written with C. Poncibo’ and E. D’Alessadro) along with several other articles about Third Party Funding, EU, antitrust and comparative civil law matters in renown national and international journals.

Gian Marco Solas holds a joint Ph.D. with thesis on international law and economics of third party funding (Maastricht Law School and Universita’ di Cagliari). He has obtained his master in EU law at the College of Europe and law degree cum laude from University of Cagliari. For his thesis on ‘Due Process in Competition Law, a comparative perspective’, he was awarded the Prize Cossiga. Gian Marco Solas recently completed executive education on Blockchain technology (INSEAD), Private Equity & Venture Capital (Bocconi) and Entrepreneurship (Harvard Business School). He has been Research Fellow at NYU (‘15, legal finance), Fordham Law School (‘11, US Antitrust) and Visiting Student at Higher School of Economics (Moscow, ‘10), People’s Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, ’10), Kutafin Law Schook (Moscow, ’09) and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, ’07)

Gian Marco Solas lives between Italy and the Netherlands, is honorary citizen of Bruges and speaks fluently Italian, English and French, and colloquial Spanish and Russian.

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