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Eugenia Macchiavello

Lecturer/Adjunct Professor in Banking Law; researcher
University of Genoa and University of Roma 3

Dr. Eugenia Macchiavello is Lecturer in Banking Law (national license as Associate Professor 2018). She holds a Ph.D. in Corporate Governance (University of Genoa) and an LL.M. (N.Y.U. School of Law), receiving various scholarships based on merit. She has participated in several nationally and internationally relevant research projects and intensively published and presented at conferences in the financial regulation area. She is an attorney and fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Biography

Dr. Eugenia Macchiavello has been since September 2013 Lecturer/Adjunct Professor in Banking Law at the University of Genoa, Department of Economics and Business, receiving excellent evaluations in students’ questionnaires and supervising numerous students for their final theses. She received the national license as Associate Professor in Financial regulation in October 2018. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Genoa Centre for Law and Finance (CLFGE) and gives lectures in Company law, Financial Regulation and alternative finance.
She participates in several working groups and research projects at international level (MiFID II working group, coordinators University of Nijmegen and CLFGE; Capital Markets Union working group, coordinators University of Nijmegen and CLFGE; trans-sectorial financial regulation research group, coordinator University of Leuven; Fintech and shadow banking working group, Consob – Italian Universities).
She graduated in 2006 from Genoa Law School cum laude (and the award “right to be published”), specializing in tort law, contract law and comparative law. She obtained in May 2010 an LL.M. from New York University School of Law and in April 2011 a Ph.D. in Corporate Governance from the University of Genoa in both cases being awarded merit-based scholarships/awards (University of Genoa Ph.D scholarship, N.Y.U. Dean’s Graduate award, ABI-Felice Gianani scholarship).
During her Ph.D., she conducted research under the supervision of Professor Guido Ferrarini in the areas of Banking Law, Financial Markets, Corporations as well as Financial inclusion and Microfinance (2007-2011) and participated in several research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research, European Union, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law-HiiL and New York University.
She was a Research Associate to Professor Kevin Davis and carried out independent research at New York University School of Law in Microfinance Regulation, Financing development and Socially Responsible Investing sectors during the Academic Year 2009-2010. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the NYU Center for Financial Institutions (Director, Geoffrey P. Miller) for the Academic Year 2012/2013, conducting independent research on Microfinance regulation and post-crisis reforms.
In addition to her banking law course, she has often lectured in undergraduate (Law school) and graduate courses (advanced law degree and Master) as well as at refresher courses for journalists, in Company Law and Financial Regulation. She was invited as guest lecturer in Spring 2013 by Professor Ana Demel  about Microfinance Regulation at her “Law and Business of Microfinance” course (NYU School of Law and Stern); in November 2017 at the University of Siena about SME legal forms and new financing opportunities; in March 2018 at the Master in compliance of financial institutions at the Catholic University of Milan about fintech regulation; in May 2018 at the University of MIlan Biccoca about investment-based crowdfunding; in August 2018 at the ERA about the European System of Financial Supervision.
Her current areas of research are banking and financial regulation, alternative finance, shadow banking and Fintech, MiFID II, Capital Markets Union, crowdfunding, Microfinance and socially responsible finance.
She has been a Member of the European Corporate Governance Network (CEPR - Marie Curie Actions), of the NYU Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association (LSEA) and the NYU Microfinance Initiative. She is a member of the Italian Association of Professors in Financial regulation and of the working group on Fintech set up by the Italian Supervisor of Financial markets (Consob). She is an member of the editorial committee of the "Rivista di diritto bancario".
She is an attorney admitted to the Italian bar since 2009, working in the areas of Corporate Law and Contracts.
She has volunteered for not-for-profit organizations in the area of poverty reduction. She loves spending time with her two children and husband, enjoys international cuisine, literature, cinema and traveling. She has practiced several sports (tennis, volleyball, swimming, ski, salsa) and martial arts such as tae-kwon-do (black belt, III dan), karate and jujitsu.
She enjoys working and living in multicultural and international environments and she is fluent in English, French and Spanish (mother tongue: Italian).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Banking and financial regulation, alternative finance, shadow banking and Fintech, MiFID II, Capital Markets Union, crowdfunding, Microfinance and socially responsible finance, company law

Personal Interests

    She has volunteered for not-for-profit organizations in the area of poverty reduction. She loves spending time with her two children and husband, enjoys international cuisine, literature, cinema and traveling. She has practiced several sports (tennis, volleyball, swimming, ski, salsa) and martial arts such as tae-kwon-do player (black belt, III dan), karate and jujitsu.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Microfinance and Financial Inclusion; Macchiavello - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

(2017) 14 (4) European Company and Financial Law Review 662-722

Financial-return crowdfunding and regulatory approaches in the shadow banking, FinTech and collaborative finance era


Published: Jan 02, 2018 by (2017) 14 (4) European Company and Financial Law Review 662-722
Authors: Eugenia Macchiavello

The paper discusses relevant issues pertaining to the regulation of FinTech, using financial-return crowdfunding (FRC) as case study and model, deriving from its FinTech, shadow banking and collaborative economy natures, important indications for regulators. Current trends in regulating FR-crowdfunding in member States are also analysed, with the view to proposing a more harmonised regime for the sector, tailored to its risks and features and advancing Capital Markets Union objectives.

(2015) 21(3) Columbia Journal of European Law 521-586

Peer-to-peer lending and the “democratization” of credit markets: another financial innovation puzzling regulators’,


Published: Jan 01, 2015 by (2015) 21(3) Columbia Journal of European Law 521-586
Authors: Eugenia Macchiavello

The paper, after describing the main features, benefits and risks of P2P lending, discusses the major legal issues surrounding P2P lending platforms with special reference to EU law. As a response to inadequate and fragmented regulatory responses in Europe, the paper proposes guidelines for creating a common European framework and, more generally, harmonizing such sector.

(2012) 9(1) NYU Journal of Law and Business, 125-197

‘Microfinance Regulation and Supervision: a multi-faced prism of structures, levels and issues’


Published: Jan 01, 2012 by (2012) 9(1) NYU Journal of Law and Business, 125-197
Authors: Eugenia Macchiavello

The paper examines the different and coexisting levels of microfinance regulation, the variety of interests touched upon and the inappropriateness of our traditional legal categories. It proposes a framework for the allocation of rulemaking power among such levels, arguing for a differentiated approach based on the characteristics, interests, forces and instruments involved at each level and for each issue.

News

Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive FinTech Regulation, Friday 8 March 2019, Trinity College Dublin

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

Presenting my work on "FinTech Regulation from a Cross-sectoral Perspective" at the conference "Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive FinTech Regulation", organized by the EBI and Trinity College Dublin (8 March 2019, Trinity College Dublin).

https://www.tcd.ie/law/news-events/addressing-global-challenge-responsive-fintech-regulation

Speaker on “The Proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers”

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

Invited speaker on “The Proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers” at the International Scientific Conference ‘Public law and the challenges of new technologies and digital markets’, Università degli studi di Bergamo, (26 September 2018)

speaker on “FinTech Regulation from a Cross-sectoral Perspective”

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

Speaker on “FinTech Regulation from a Cross-sectoral Perspective” at the International Conference “Regulating Finance: Levelling the Cross-Sectoral Playing Field”, 15-16 October 2018, Radboud University of Nijmegen/KU Leuven, (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Invited speaker on “The EC Proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers"

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

Invited speaker on “The EC Proposal for a Regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers: a closer look and recent developments” at the ERA Annual Conference on Financial Supervision in the EU 2018, (6-7 December 2018, Bruxelles, Belgio)

Speaking about invoice trading regulation at the Annual conference of Italian Professors in Business Law in Rome

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

I am honored to speak at the annual conference of Italian Professors in Business Law (22 and 23 February 2019) about the regulation of invoice trading in Italy

lecture “FinTech and Financial Regulation”

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

Lecture “FinTech and Financial Regulation” at the Master in Compliance in financial Institutions – COFIN, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano), Milan, Italy. 

Lecture: SMEs IN EUROPE: NEW LEGAL FORMS AND NEW FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES

By: Eugenia Macchiavello

 

Business Law Course

 

 

SMEs in Europe:

New Legal Forms and New Financing Opportunities

 

 

Dr Eugenia Macchiavello

 

Lecturer in Banking Law

University of Genova

 

Siena, 21 November 2017, at 16

Room 12, DISAG, San Francesco Building

Piazza San Francesco, n. 7

 

Organising Committee:

 

Gabriella Gimigliano       Antonia Irace        Ciro Gennaro Corvese