Giani, Leonardo

Legal and Compliance Professional

Legal and Compliance Professional, Italy


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Siena, Italy


My research interests concern bankruptcy law, business law, banking and financial regulation, law & economics. In particular, my research activity at the EUI concerned the consequences arising from bankruptcy within entrepreneurial contexts such as the inter-firm networks existing all over Europe.
I obtained an LL.M. from Columbia University in May 2011. In January 2010 I received my Ph.D. in Law and Economics from the University of Siena, where I completed my dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Lorenzo Stanghellini. Previously I received a M.Sc. in Law and Economics from the University of Siena and an LL.B. from the Bocconi University of Milan.
From January to June 2007 I was a Visiting Scholar at the Boston University School of Law. In December 2009 I was appointed Honorary Fellow in Business Law at the University of Florence. I have published articles on bankruptcy law and banking law in Italian as well as in English.
My academic background has been complemented by practical experience. Notably, I have practiced as an attorney at law since October 2009. Previously, from August 2007 to July 2009, I worked at the European Central Bank (initially as a trainee and afterwards in the capacity of Financial Supervision Expert).
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