Silvia Solidoro joined the RSCAS in May 2016. She obtained a PhD in Law of Economics and Markets from the Institute of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (ISUFI), the research centre of excellence of the Euro-Mediterranean School of Law and Politics Section of the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, in 2011 (graduated with full marks, first class honours degree). Her thesis provided an in-depth explanation of the challenges faced by national judicial authorities when dealing with the financial distress of companies owning subsidiaries in different countries.
Starting from 2007, she has served as Teaching Assistant in public and private international law at the Law Faculty of the same University. Silvia held seminars and took part in conferences in Italy and abroad. Her main research interests deal with EU and competition law also from a comparative perspective, international law of economics, international trade law, public and private international law.
Prior to joining the EUI, from 2009 until 2016, she consulted on corporate, competition policy and antitrust matters with the Investment Climate Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, in Washington, DC, USA, conducting research and analytical work to promote legal, economy-wide and sector-specific reforms aimed at fostering private sector development with a geographic focus on Africa, Latin America, and Central Asia. Prior to joining the EUI, she also acted as independent expert for a consulting firm based in Rome, developing an assessment of the most relevant human rights compliance procedures pertaining to international financial institutions and multilateral development banks.
Silvia earned her law degree (magna cum laude) in 2006 and was admitted to practice law in Italy in 2009.