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Department of Economics
Where: San Giobbe

Iacopo Donati is a Senior Research Fellow (tenure track) in corporate law. In May 2021, he obtained the Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Business Law, receiving a unanimous positive assessment.

He is the author of several publications on corporate law, restructuring and insolvency law, and bank resolution.  In 2020 he published the book "Le ricapitalizzazioni forzose" on debt-to-equity transactions taking place on a (partially or entirely) compulsory base from the shareholders and/or creditors perspective, with the purpose of avoiding the liquidation of the distressed company. His most recent research interests mainly focus on directors’ liability and proportionality in the legal framework for bank crisis management.

He has been invited as a speaker to various international and national conferences. He has also participated to some high-impact international, European, and national research projects (Contractualised Distress Resolution in the Shadow of the Law; Judicial Co-Operation supporting Economic Recovery in Europe; Linee guida per il finanziamento delle imprese in crisi, II ed.; Treatment of shareholders’ rights in the insolvency of companies). He is currently a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (2020), INSOL Europe Academic Forun (2020), the NextGen Group—Class X established by the International Insolvency Institute (2021), and of the local editorial boards of prominent national law reviews (Giurisprudenza commerciale since 2017; Il diritto fallimentare e delle società commerciali since 2018).

He holds an LL.M. in Corporate Governance & Practice from Stanford Law School (Palo Alto, California, USA) and a PhD at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", obtained defending a thesis ("Le società di capitali al tempo del bail-in") that earned him the “Gian Franco Campobasso” award for the best PhD thesis in corporate or banking law in Italy for 2016. He has taught corporate law at the University of Florence and the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

In 2014 he was admitted to the New York State Bar (USA) and to the Italian Bar. Over the years, he has developed specific experience in assisting and advising corporations, banks, and listed companies, as well as in judicial and arbitration matters relating to corporate, banking, and insolvency law.