Ilaria is a researcher ("assegnista di ricerca") at the University of Florence. Since April 2016 Ilaria has been working for the project "The Contractualised distress resolution in the shadow of the law: Effective judicial review and oversight of insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings". The project is financed by the European Commission and it addresses several key issues highlighted in the Recommendation of 12 March 2014 on a new approach to business failure and insolvency (2014/135/EU).
Ilaria received her Ph.D. from the University of Milan in 2016 in Legal Sciences (Commercial Law). She graduated in law, summa cum laude, at the University of Florence in 2011. Ilaria is admitted to the bar in Italy and licensed to practice as a mediator. Ilaria has been visiting researcher in the Universitiy of Cambridge. She has conducted a research under a full scholarship awarded by Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and focused on Shareholders' conflict in close corporations. Between 2012 and 2013 Ilaria has conducted research under a grant awarded by the University of Florence focused on Mediation and Negotiation for Business and complex Organizations. During this time she served as a legal expert for the Civil and Business court in Florence and Pistoia under the direction of Professor Paola Lucarelli. Ilaria's research activities have been instrumental in developing the pilot project directed at implementing court-annexed mediation in the Italian system of justice. Ilaria's research interests are in international and comparative commercial and corporate law, insolvency law, (behavioral) law and economics; (behavioral) corporate governance, mediation and conflict resolution systems design.