Dr Iacopo Donati
Iacopo is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Florence. He has received his Ph.D. from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in November 2016 defending a thesis entitled “Corporate insolvency in the time of bank bail-in: Exploring the way forward”, which won the XII annual prize for the best Italian doctoral thesis in corporate or banking law for the year 2016 (awarded by the Associazione Gian Franco Campobasso). Iacopo has earned his LL.M. at Stanford Law School in 2013, after graduating in law summa cum laude at the University of Florence in 2010. Before committing to this research project, Iacopo was part of the team that carried out the European research project “Contractualised Distress Resolution in the Shadow of the Law”, coordinated by the University of Florence, from 2016 to 2018 (www.codire.eu). Between 2014 and 2016 he conducted a research under a grant awarded by the University of Florence focusing on the rights of shareholders in corporate insolvency, particularly in the context of bank resolution. The same subject has been at the heart of his research activity when he contributed to the EU negotiation process that led to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (2014/59/UE) while serving as a temporary member of the Supervisory Regulations and Policies Department of the Bank of Italy from April to July 2012. Iacopo has worked with the Italian offices of one of the major international law firms from 2010 and 2012, counseling national and international clients on corporate, banking, and insolvency law. He is a qualified lawyer in Italy and in the State of New York (USA).