Dr Octavio Ferraz is a Reader in Transnational Law at the School of Law, King's College London. He holds an LLB and MPhil in Law (University of São Paulo), an MA in Medical Ethics & Law (King's College London, prize Benjamin Geijsen) and a PhD in Law (University College London). Before joining King's he was a senior research officer to the UN special rapporteur for the right to health, and then moved to Warwick Law School, where he was an Assistant and then an Associate Professor for eight years. Before moving to academia, he practiced law in Sao Paulo, Brazil, mostly in the fields of corporate public law and medical law, for over ten years. He is still a member of the Brazilian Bar and contributes regularly to the Brazilian press.