Eugenio’s PhD comparative thesis focuses on the treatment of commercial distress and on the way in which statutory provisions affect parties’ behavior
PhD Title: Insolvency Statutory Rules and Contractual Freedoms: Two Sides of the Same Coin
School: The City Law School
Eugenio obtained his Bachelor Degree of Law (LL.B.) from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) with a final mark of 110/110 cum laude. After that, Eugenio furthered his postgraduate studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) - where he was awarded a final mark of 70/70 cum laude - and at the London School of Economics and Political Science - where he obtained his LL.M. degree and a distinction mark in its final dissertation entitled “The UK and Italy: A Comparative Study on the Protection of Small Businesses Facing Debtors’ Insolvency” .
Eugenio is a qualified Italian lawyer specialized in Insolvency Law, Commercial Law, International Commercial Arbitration and Comparative Law. Before attending the PhD course at City Law School, Eugenio was invited by the Temple University - Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia, U.S.A.) to carry out research on the U.S.A. bankruptcy system. As a visiting researcher, Eugenio had the possibility of shadowing judges and analysing cases both in Wilmington and Philadelphia Bankruptcy Courts. Throughout the years, Eugenio also gained extensive insight on E.U. projects in the Balkan and Mediterranean area by attending conferences in those countries and by working as an intern at the European Public Law Organization, based in Athens (Greece).
Eugenio is an active member of several leading institutions in the field, including INSOL Europe and the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association. Eugenio’s main research interests include EU Law, Business and Insolvency Law, Law & Economics as well as International Commercial Arbitration, with his primary area of interest being the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of Insolvency/Bankruptcy Law.
At City, University of London, Eugenio set up a research group called Cross Border Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Law [CI&CL], a non-profit making collaborative network of scholars, professionals, and industry insiders with research interests in Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency Law and Commercial Law.
- 6th Research Symposium at City University London 2016, presented a poster titled: “Insolvency Statutory Rules and Contractual Freedom: Two Sides of the Same Coin";
- Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, presented a paper titled: “Beyond Common Assumptions: Insolvency Law as a Separate Branch of Law”;
- INSOL International Academics’ Colloquium 2016, presented a paper titled: “Protection of Small Businesses Facing Debtors’ Insolvency: the Italian Way”;
- INSOL Europe Academic Forum Annual Conference 2016, presented a paper titled: “Ranking of Creditors in Insolvency: An Empirical Debate on Optimal Harmonization Practices"
- INSOL International Academics' Colloquium 2017, presented a paper titled "Treatment of Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Comparative Study";
- QUT Research Symposium "Current Issues in Insolvency Law: Global Perspectives" (24 March 2017), presented a paper titled "O.W. Bunker: A Common Law Perspective on Multi-lateral Co-operation in Insolvency-Related Cases".
- Eugenio Vaccari, ‘Ranking of Creditors in Insolvency: An Empirical Debate on Optimal Harmonization Practices’ (2016) 4(2) NIBLeJ 9;
- Eugenio Vaccari, ‘Municipal Bankruptcy Law: A Solution Which Should Not Become a Problem’ (2017) NIBLeJ (under review)
- Eugenio Vaccari, 'O.W. Bunker: A Common Law Perspective on Multi-lateral Co-operation in Insolvency-Related Cases' (2017) ICCLR (Forthcoming);
- Eugenio Vaccari, 'From Liquidators to Practitioners in the Field of Restructuring: Sea Change or Cosmetic Maquillage?' (2017) JICL (under review).
- 5-year scholarship based on the merit from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) for the duration of the Law degree;
- 1-year complimentary support from the Graduate Support Scheme from the London school of Economics and Political Science (U.K.) for the duration of the LL.M.;
- scholarship from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) for the research studies in the U.S.A. at the Temple University – Beasley School of Law;
- 3-year scholarship from the City University London for the participation in the PhD course.