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Dr Avv. Daniele D’Alvia

Visiting Fellow of Financial Services and Transactions Law


DDAlvia@Uclan.ac.uk

+357 24 694000

Qualifications

PhD in International Economic Law and Financial Regulation (Birkbeck College, University of London, 2014-2019)

Paris Summer Institute Diploma in Financial Markets (Sorbonne School of Law in collaboration with Cornell University, 2016)

LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law (CCLS – Queen Mary University of London, 2013-2014)

BPP Law School (GDL in the Law of England and Wales, 2013 – 2014)

LL.M. in Business Law (Il SOLE 24 ORE Business School, 2009-2010)

M.A. in Business and Financial Law (Tor Vergata University of Rome, 2005-2009)

Associate Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2015)

 

Specialization

Financial Regulation, SPACs, M&As and Corporate Finance Law, Corporate and Cross-border Insolvency Law

 

Employment Track

  • Associate Research Fellow in Financial Regulation at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in London.
  • Course Leader, Introduction to Comparative Law (Birkbeck College, University of London) September 2014 – current position.
  • Teaching Fellow, Corporate Finance Law and M&As, and Corporate and Cross-border Insolvency (CCLS – Queen Mary University of London) September 2019 – current position
  • Course Leader, M&As and Share and Purchase Agreement (Il SOLE 24 ORE Business School) July 2020 – current position
  • Course Leader, Company Law and Entrepreneurship (LUISS Business School) November 2020 – current position
  • Course Leader, Takaful and Islamic Finance (ICC) July 2017 – current position
  • Course Leader, English Company Law and International Finance (University of Hertfordshire) March 2017 – September 2017.

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance, London                                   June 2019

Associate

Centre for the Critical Study of European Law (Birkbeck), London          September 2017

Ordinary Member 

Society of Legal Scholars, London                                                                   September 2016

Ordinary Member 

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London                   October 2015

Ordinary Member 

Italian Bar Association, Rome                                                                          November 2014

Italian Qualified Lawyer (Avvocato)

 

Research Interests

SPACs, Banking and Finance Law, Critical Financial Law, Corporate and Cross-border Insolvency Law, M&As and Corporate Finance Law.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Fellow of Financial Services and Transactions Law, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus. LLM Module Team member for The Law of International Financial Transactions
  • Associate Research Fellow in Financial Regulation at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in London.
  • Course Leader, Introduction to Comparative Law (Birkbeck College, University of London) September 2014 – current position.
  • Teaching Fellow, Corporate Finance Law and M&As, and Corporate and Cross-border Insolvency (CCLS – Queen Mary University of London) September 2019 – current position
  • Course Leader, M&As and Share and Purchase Agreement (Il SOLE 24 ORE Business School) July 2020 – current position
  • Course Leader, Company Law and Entrepreneurship (LUISS Business School) November 2020 – current position
  • Course Leader, Takaful and Islamic Finance (ICC) July 2017 – current position
  • Course Leader, English Company Law and International Finance (University of Hertfordshire) March 2017 – September 2017.
  • List of modules taught: Comparative Law, M&As, Corporate Finance, Islamic Finance, Financial Regulation, European Union Law, Legal Systems and Methods, English Company Law, Corporate and Cross-border insolvency.

 

Administrative Roles

  • N/A

 

Selective Publications 

Most Important and most recent:

 

Book

D’Alvia D., 2021. Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Financial Regulation: Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. Routledge (forthcoming).

D’Alvia D., 2021. Legal Constants in Times of Covid-19: A Comparative Analysis of Insolvency in International Economic Law. Routledge (forthcoming).

 

Edited Collections

D’Alvia D., Lombardi E., 2021. Alternative Acquisition Models and Financial Innovation: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and the Law. Routledge (forthcoming).

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

D’Alvia D., 2021. ‘Legal constants and the ‘constant’ outside of the law: mobile payments in comparative perspective under European Union Law’ in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 1-24. DOI: 10.1177/1023263X20987190.

D’Alvia D. 2020. ‘Financial Markets as Financial Systems: A Philosophical Dialogue between Offshore Tax Heaven Islands and Systemic Failures’ in 14 (2) Polemos Journal of Law, Literature, and Culture, 278-297. ISSN 2035-5262.

D’Alvia D. 2020. ‘Risk, Uncertainty, and the Market: a Re-thinking of Islamic and Western Finance’ in 16 (4) The International Journal of Law in Context, 339-352. ISSN 1744-5523.

D’Alvia D. 2020 (first online 2019). ‘The international financial regulation of SPACs between legal standardized regulation and standardization of market practices’ in 21 (2) Journal of Banking Regulation, 107-124. ISSN  1745-6452.

D’Alvia D. 2018. ‘Law and the Market: private actors and self-regulation “towards a new role of public international law”’ in 29 (6) European Business Law Review, 929-948. ISSN 0959-6941.

D’Alvia D., Katrien Morbee, Rodrigo Olivares Caminal., 2021. ‘PSD2, Brexit, and the Financial Regulation of Payment Systems in the UK’. The PSD2: A Commentary. Edward Elgar edited by G. Gimigliano and Bozina Beros (forthcoming)

D’Alvia D. 2019. “Mobile Network Based Payment Systems: Competition Law and Regulation in the Shadow of Blockchain’’. Blockchain: legal issues (edited by A. Borroni) ESI publisher 45-62

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

Invited Roundtables and Panels

Speaker, Webinar Conference ‘A regime fit for purpose? Corporate Governance and Insolvency in the 2020s’, sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University and the Society of Legal Scholars, Liverpool, UK, March 2021. Presenting a conference paper titled ‘Wrongful trading and emergency rules at the time of COVID-19: a comparison between Italian and English Law Insolvency Regimes’.

Speaker, Webinar Panel ‘La finanza Islamica in Occidente e la rinegoziazione dei contratti alla luce della Fase 3: opportunità e rischi’ [Islamic Finance in the West and the renegotiation of the agreements under the Phase 3: perspectives and risks], International Chamber of Commerce, Rome, Italy, June 2020.

Discussant, Panel ‘EU Agencies and Banking’ at ‘Constitutionality, powers and legitimacy of EU agencies or agency-like bodies’, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, November 2016.

Discussant, Roundtable ‘A juridical phenomenology of block-chain and associated technologies’ at Critical Legal Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, September 2016.

 

Conference papers

‘Hardship clause: is it possible to identify a ‘legal constant’?’. Delivered at ‘The future of the commercial contract in scholarship and law reform’, IALS, London, UK. October 2018.

‘The new economy of financial systems towards the autopoiesis of financial markets’. Delivered at ‘Challenges and experiments in monetary sovereignty’, Harvard School of Law, Cambridge, U.S.. June 2018.

‘Between risk and uncertainty: venturing beyond the epistemology of financial risk’. Delivered at ‘Ways of Knowing: Epistemology & Law’, University of Westminster in association with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK. May 2018.

‘Complex Financial Systems: on the autopoiesis of financial markets and the role of law in systemic failures’. Delivered at the ‘Complexity, Institutional and Legal Reform, and Rule of Law’, Loyola University of Chicago, Rome, Italy. December 2017.

‘The remarkable story of SPACs between a legal standardised regulation and a standardisation by market practices’. Delivered at the ‘American Society of Comparative Law – 6th Annual Conference’, Koc University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey. April 2017.

‘’Comparative Regulation of SPACs’. Delivered at the ‘The Future of Financial Law’, Institute of Law Jersey, Jersey, UK. March 2017.

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

 

Global Comparative Study on COVID-19                                        April 2020 – current position

I have been appointed as a Mentor and Supervisor in order to coordinate a research project on COVID-19 convened by the International University College of Turin, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) and the Association for Promotion of Political Economy and Law. The project is about comparing the legal-economic responses to COVID-19 across over 70 jurisdictions around the World. Mentors and Supervisors include important professors such as Prof. David Kennedy (Harvard School of Law), Prof. Oreste Pollicino (Bocconi School of Law), Prof. Ermal Frasheri (Harvard Kennedy School), Prof. Jedidiah Kroncke (HKU School of Law), etc..

The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform  October 2016 – September 2019

I have been part of this ambitious research project convened by Dr. Maren Heidemann, Catherine Pedamon, and Dr. Joseph Lee. The project is organised by IALS Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Westminster and University of Essex and it is focused on private as well as public international law.

Challenges and Experiments in Monetary Sovereignty,                   June 2018 – June 2019

I have been part of a study group of experts on monetary law at Harvard School of Law (Institute for Global Law and Policy). The research project has been convened by Prof. Christine Desan. The research is focused on the meaning of ‘money’ from a constitutional as well as economic point of view.

Building up a Single Payment System for the European Union October 2015 – September 2016

I have been part of the Jean Monnet Teaching Module on the “Europeanisation of the Payment System” that was held in Siena in the second edition of Autumn School at the University of Siena. The research project is convened by Dr. Gabriella Gimigliano and sponsored by European Commission.

 

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • April 2020 – now, Junior Consultant at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London –   Main activities: working on a project titled ‘COVID-19 Response EBRD Insolvency Assessment’. Member of a group of experts providing consultancy on insolvency law regimes in relation to reorganisation plans related to over 38 countries of operation. The aim is to provide a policy paper and assessment on the best international standards to follow in insolvency law as well as to highlight possible legal ‘weaknesses’ of those insolvency regimes due to the COVID-19’s emergency.

 

Scholarships/Awards

  • Colin B. Picker Prize, April 2017 – Awarded by the American Society of Comparative Law for a Chapter of the Ph.D on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
  • Ronnie Warrington Scholarship, September 2014 – Scholarship awarded by Birkbeck University of London for the best Ph.D. proposal in the academic year 2013-2014. Recipient of one scholarship out of two.
  • Sebastiano e Rita Raeli Scholarship, October 2010 – Special recognition awarded to the 27 top graduates in law at Tor Vergata University.
  • Il Sole 24 ORE Business School Scholarship, October 2009 – Scholarship granted to fund tuitions for an LL.M. in Business Law. Recipient of one scholarship out of two.