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Eugenio joined Royal Holloway, University of London in January 2021. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in law in November 2022. He is currently the "Law with" UG Programme Lead. Eugenio obtained his LL.B. from the University of Modena (Italy), a PG Cert. from the University of Bologna (Italy), his LL.M. from the LSE and his PhD at City, University of London. He also worked at the University of Essex as a lecturer in company and insolvency law.

Eugenio is a qualified Italian lawyer specialized in corporate insolvency and bankruptcy law. He is an active member of several leading institutions in the field, including III NextGen Class XI, INSOL International, INSOL Europe and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (UK). He is chair of INSOL ERA (Early Researcher Academics) and a member of the board of YANIL. Eugenio is co-editor of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum (IEAF) Conference Proceedings, member of the editorial board of INSOL i-Read, and he is a peer-reviewer for some leading academic research journals. In his career, Eugenio has received several awards and prizes, including the silver prize for the 2022 competition in International Insolvency Studies organised by the International Insolvency Institute. 

Eugenio’s main areas of interest are the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of corporate insolvency law and abusive practices in insolvency, particularly in relation to the use of ipso facto clauses and the treatment of local public entities in distress. Eugenio has also co-ordinated some funded projects on student debts and discrimination in access to bankruptcy procedures by members of ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities at the local Legal Advice Centre.

Eugenio co-authored with Dr. Emilie Ghio the book English Corporate Insolvency Law: A Primer (Edward Elgar 2022) and co-edited with Prof. Jason Chuah the book Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Global Guide (Edward Elgar 2019, 2nd edition in 2023). He also co-edited with the other members of the INSOL ERA board a collection of papers from early researchers (available here) and he co-edited with Prof Laura N Coordes and Prof Yseult Marique a global report on the treatment of local public entities in distress, to which he contributed with two chapters (this report is available in the INSOL International Technical Library and was published in 2022). 

Research interests

  • Corporate Insolvency Law and Protection of Vulnerable Stakeholders
  • Local Public Entities in Distress
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cross-Border Insolvency Law
  • Harmonisation of Insolvency Law
  • Personal Bankruptcy and Impact on Marginalised Communities

Eugenio is available to supervise PhD candidates in corporate and personal insolvency law on projects related to his areas of research interest.

Teaching

Eugenio teaches on Contract Law (LL1002), Company Law (LL3004), and Commercial Law (LL3012). Eugenio also supervises dissertations (LL3003) and PhD students. Eugenio is the module convenor of LL1002 Contract Law (Autumn term), LL3012 Commercial Law (Full Year) and LL3004 Company Law (Spring Term).

Educational background

  • PhD at City, University of London
  • LL.M. in Corporate Law at London School of Economics and Political Science
  • PG Cert (Hons) in Public and European Law at Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna
  • LL.M. (Hons) at the University of Modena and Reggio nell'Emilia
  • LL.B. (Hons) at the University of Modena and Reggio nell'Emilia

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, City University London

1 Sep 201531 Dec 2018

Award Date: 11 Dec 2018

Law, LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Oct 201330 Sep 2014

Award Date: 12 Nov 2014

Administrative Law, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Bologna

1 Sep 201231 Aug 2013

Award Date: 24 Jul 2013

Law, Master of Laws, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

1 Sep 200830 Sep 2010

Award Date: 6 Oct 2010

Law, LL.B., Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

1 Sep 200530 Sep 2008

Award Date: 9 Oct 2008

External positions

External Examiner, Goldsmiths, University of London

4 Jan 2022 → …

External Examiner, King's College London

24 Sep 2021 → …

Visiting Lecturer, Univ Paris Oueste Nanterre La Def

1 Feb 2019 → …

Keywords

  • Business & commercial law
  • Insolvency
  • Rescue
  • Restructuring

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