Team

Scientific Coordinator

Lorenzo Stanghellini
Lorenzo Stanghellini

Lorenzo is a Full Professor of Business Law at the Faculty of Law of the Università degli Studi di Firenze, where he started teaching in 2002, as well as a practicing lawyer in Florence. He has earned an LL.M. from Columbia University (USA) in 1995.  He has also been a visiting researcher in various universities in England (Cambridge, Oxford) and in the United States (Columbia, UC Berkley, Stanford).  Lorenzo has held several seminars and lessons at many esteemed institutions, such as the Bank of Italy, the European Commission, the University of Cambridge, the European University Institute, Confindustria, the University of Oxford, the Bocconi University, CONSOB, the EU Court of Justice.  He has published widely in law journals, newspapers and information websites. Lorenzo has provided assistance in several legislative reforms. Recently, he has served as a member of the Group of Experts in charge of assisting the European Commission in the preparation of a directive harmonizing restructuring and insolvency law in the EU, which is expected to be presented to the European Parliament by the end of 2016.  He has counseled the Bank of Italy and the Italian Government in the transposition of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (2014/59/UE) and collaborated to the 2006 comprehensive reform of Italian insolvency law as well as to the recent reform implemented by Law Decree No. 83/2015. Lorenzo is member of the International Insolvency Institute and of the Thematic Working Group on “Law and the Economy – Insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes” established in the context of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. He is also a member of the executive board of the Italian Association of Business Law Professors “Orizzonti del diritto commerciale”.

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Scientific Partner Coordinators

alessandro danovi

Alessandro Danovi

Alessandro Danovi is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Bergamo, Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods since 2006, where he also serves as the director of postgraduate Master in Management of Crisis and Restructuring (University of Bergamo Business School). In addition, he is also a contract Professor of “Crisis and Turnaround Management” […]

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Monica Marcucci

Monica Marcucci

Monica currently serves as a senior lawyer at the legal department of the Banca d’Italia.

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Riz Mokal

Riz holds the Chair of Law and Legal Theory at University College London (UCL) (UK) and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Florence (Italy).

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Christoph G. Paulus

Christoph G. Paulus

Christoph is a professor of law at the Law School of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany).

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Ignacio Tirado

Ignacio Tirado

Ignacio is currently a Professor (Profesor Titular) of Corporate and Insolvency Law at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (Spain).

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Research Staff

Nigel Balmer

Nigel Balmer

Nigel is Reader in Law and Social Statistics at UCL, Head of Data, Design and Analysis at PPL Limited and an independent researcher and consultant. He is an expert in empirical legal studies and work across a broad range of projects (spanning civil and criminal justice) where methodological or statistical expertise is required. His own […]

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Francesca Burigo

Francesca Burigo

Francesca is a postdoctoral researcher at the Università degli Studi di Firenze.

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Amber Darr

Amber Darr

Amber holds a PhD in Law from University College London. She is also Barrister from Lincoln’s Inn and holds a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Economics (with a concentration in International Economic Relations) and English Literature (with Honors) from Bryn Mawr College, USA. In 2014, Amber was enrolled as an Advocate as the Supreme […]

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Francesco D'Angelo

Francesco D’Angelo

Francesco is an associate Professor for Commercial Law at the Law Faculty at the Università degli Studi di Firenze since 2010.

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Iacopo Donati

Iacopo Donati

Iacopo is a researcher (“assegnista di ricerca”) at the University of Florence.

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Marta Flores

Marta Flores

Marta is an Assistant Professor (Profesora Ayudante Doctora) at the Department of Commercial Law of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

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Ilaria Forestieri

Ilaria Forestieri

Ilaria is a researcher (“assegnista di ricerca”) at the University of Florence. Ilaria received her Ph.D. from the University of Milan in 2016 in Corporate Law and Securities Regulation.

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Enrique Gandía Pérez

Enrique  is a postdoctoral reseacher at the Departamento de Derecho Privado, Social y Económico (Área de Derecho Mercantil), Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). He received his Máster Universitario en Práctica Jurídica Empresarial from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Centro de Estudios Garrigues) and his Licenciado en Derecho and Licenciado en Administración y […]

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Clarissa Ganigian

Clarisa L. Ganigian

Clarisa is a PhD student at Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy) and at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Honorary Fellow (Cultore della materia) and Visiting Lecturer in Commercial Law and Insolvency Law.

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Francisco Garcimartin

Francisco Garcimartin

Francisco is Professor of Private International Law at the Universidad Autónoma di Madrid (Spain) where he was awarded his Doctor in Law in 1991. Francisco has been very active as an expert in various delegations and advisory boards, among other, designated by the Spanish Government to participate in the negotiations of the Hague Convention on the […]

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Silvia Giacomelli

Silvia Giacomelli

Silvia is a senior economist at the Bank of Italy; she is the Deputy-Head of the Law and Economics Division of the Department of Economics and Statistics.

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Paola Lucarelli

Paola Lucarelli

Paola is a Full Professor of Business Law at the University of Florence, Department of Legal Science. Her teaching activities are also International Trade Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflicts Mediation.

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Alfonso Nocilla

Alfonso Nocilla

Alfonso Nocilla is a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UK).

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Alberto Vaquerizo

Alberto Vaquerizo

Alberto is a senior Senior Lecturer on commercial, corporate and bankruptcy law / Professor (Profesor Titular) Department of Commercial Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as well as diverse specialized aspects of corporate finance and company acquisitions.

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Annika Wolf

Annika Wolf

Annika is a researcher at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer for strategic management at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany) and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law, European University Institute (Italy).

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Wolfgang Zenker

Wolfgang Zenker

Wolfgang is a research assistant at the Law School of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) and has been working with Christoph G. Paulus in different capacities since 1997.

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Andrea Zorzi

Andrea Zorzi

Andrea is an aggregate professor of Business Law at the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia since 2012.

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