Personal profile

Personal profile

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 sustainable restructuring practices, particularly for local entities in financial distress. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Middle Temple and a lead consultant for the World Bank on a project on climate change and insolvency. Eugenio 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 co-chair of the Emerging Scholars Group at the Insolvency Law Academy and used to chair INSOL ERA (Early Researcher Academics) and be a board member 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 treatment of local public entities in distress and the investigation of the role that insolvency and restructuring laws can play in promoting sustainable development and mitigating climate change. 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.


Eugenio teaches on Contract Law (LL1002), Company Law (LL3004), Commercial Law (LL3012), and Insolvency and Restructuring Law (LL3024). Eugenio also supervises dissertations (LL3003) and PhD students. Eugenio is the module convenor for LL3012 Commercial Law (Autumn Term) as well as LL3004 Company Law (Spring Term) and LL3024 Insolvency and Restructuring 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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Insolvency Statutory Rules and Contractual Freedom: A Study on the Limits of Corporate Insolvency Law in the Anglo/American Tradition, City University London

1 Sept 201531 Dec 2018

Award Date: 11 Dec 2018

Law, LL.M., Master of Laws in Commercial Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Oct 201330 Sept 2014

Award Date: 12 Nov 2014

Administrative Law, Postgraduate Certificate, PG Cert in Administrative and EU Law, University of Bologna

1 Sept 201231 Aug 2013

Award Date: 24 Jul 2013

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

1 Sept 200830 Sept 2010

Award Date: 6 Oct 2010

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

1 Sept 200530 Sept 2008

Award Date: 9 Oct 2008

External positions

Visiting Professor, Universite Paris Dauphine

1 Jan 2023 → …

External Examiner, Goldsmiths, University of London

4 Jan 2022 → …

External Examiner, King's College London

24 Sept 2021 → …

Visiting Lecturer, Univ Paris Oueste Nanterre La Def

1 Feb 2019 → …


  • Business & commercial law
  • Insolvency
  • Rescue
  • Restructuring

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