Professor Lorenzo Stanghellini
Lorenzo is a Full Professor of Business Law at the Faculty of Law of the Università 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 been a visiting researcher in various universities in England (Cambridge, Oxford) and in the United States (Columbia, UC Berkley, Stanford). Lorenzo acted as principal investigator of the European research project “Contractualised Distress Resolution in the Shadow of the Law”, which the University of Florence coordinated between 2016 and 2018 (www.codire.eu). 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 both at national and European level. 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 enacted by the end of 2019. 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. 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”.