Dr. Avv. Daniele D’Alvia has been a visiting lecturer at Birkbeck University of London since 2014, where he acts as the module convener of Comparative Law and Islamic Finance. He has also been a visiting lecturer in Islamic Finance at the International Chamber of Commerce in Rome since 2018, and he has recently been appointed asn Assistant Professor in financial regulation and business law at the Cyprus International Institute of Management in Nicosia since 2020, and a Teaching Fellow in Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London in 2019, where he works with Prof. Rodrigo Olivares Caminal (Chair in Banking and Finance). Formerly, he held the position of visiting lecturer and module convener of International Finance and Company Law at the University of Hertfordshire for the academic year 2017-2018.
Dr. D’Alvia is a pioneer in the studies on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). Indeed, the academic literature on the topic is still scant, and scholars as well as the financial industry are very much in need of a regulatory framework for such investment vehicles. Since 2014 Dr. D’Alvia has published intensively on the subject and he is now leading research projects on SPACs both at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies as an associate research fellow and Harris Manchester College (Centre for Commercial Law) University of Oxford as a visiting fellow in order to design a possible model of regulation for SPACs. He was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (April -June 2017), a Ronnie Warrington Scholar at Birkbeck College with his doctoral research titled ‘Risk, Uncertainty, and Finance: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies as self-regulation instruments’. In 2017 a research piece on SPACs written by Dr. D’Alvia was awarded the prestigious Colin B. Picker Prize by the American Society of Comparative Law.
Since 2010 he worked at international law firms such as Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, and Deloitte LLP where he assisted clients in relation to M&A transactions, bond issuance, and IPOs. He has also worked for the Financial Conduct Authority in London in the Criminal Investigation Unit – Enforcement and Market Oversight Division (EMO) dealing with high-profile white-collar crime cases. He is currently a consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in relation to a project titled ‘COVID-19 Response EBRD Insolvency Assessment’ where he is member of a group of experts providing consultancy on insolvency law regimes in relation to reorganisations plans related to over 38 countries of operation.
Colin B. Picker Prize April 2017
Awarded by the American Society of Comparative Law for a Chapter of the Ph.D. on 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.
D’Alvia D., 2021. Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Financial Regulation: Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. Routledge (forthcoming).
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
D’Alvia D. 2020. ‘Financial Markets as Financial Systems: A Philosophical Dialogue between Offshore Tax Heaven Islands and Systemic Failures’ in Polemos Journal of Law, Literature, and Culture (Accepted forthcoming). ISSN 2035-5262.
D’Alvia D. (first online 2020). ‘Risk, Uncertainty, and the Market: a Re-thinking of Islamic and Western Finance’ in The International Journal of Law in Context (available online at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552320000154) 1-14. 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., 2018. ‘L’umanità del rischio e l’ontologia dell’incertezza nei mercati finanziari’ [The humanity of risk and the ontology of the uncertainty in financial markets] in 17 IANUS Diritto e Finanza – Rivista di Studi Giuridici, University of Siena, 87-110. ISSN 1974-9805.
D’Alvia D., Viglianisi Ferraro A., 2018. ‘The (legal) qualification of the Embryo and its utilization for scientific research purposes under the European multi-level protection system of fundamental rights’ in 26 (3) European Review of Private Law, 421-443. ISSN 0928-9801.
D’Alvia D., 2017. ‘SPACs: Limiti e Prospettive tra Hard Law e Soft Law’ [SPACs: Limits and Perspectives between Hard Law and Soft Law] in 12 (4) Rivista del Diritto Societario, 1167-1197. ISSN 1972-9243.
D’Alvia D., 2017. ‘(Legal) Uncertainty: Takaful between English Common Law and Shari’a Law’ in 1 (10) International Review of Law, College of Law, Qatar University, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5339/irl.2017.10
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘Two-sided markets and card payment systems: new approaches and trends under art. 101 TFEU’ in 13 (2) IANUS Diritto e Finanza – Rivista di Studi Giuridici, University of Siena, 37-55. ISSN 1974-9805
Chapters in edited collections
D’Alvia D., 2021. ‘Criminal disclosure at the crossroads of financial regulation and criminal law: a subjective test amidst objectivity of a fair trail’ in Practical Issues in Organized Crime, Financial Crime, and Criminal Justice (Edward Jonston ed.), Lexington Books (Accepted forthcoming).
D’Alvia D., Olivares Caminal R, Morbee K, 2020. ‘PSD2 and Brexit’ in The Payment Services Directive II: A Commentary (G. Gimigliano, M. Bozina Beros eds.), Edward Elgar Commentaries Series, (forthcoming).
D’Alvia D., 2019. ‘Mobile Network Based Payment Systems: Competition Law and Regulation in the Shadow of Blockchain’ in Blockchain: legal issues (A. Borroni ed.), ESI, 45-62. ISBN 978-88-495-4108-3
D’Alvia D., 2019. ‘Ill Cities in their perfect “form”: a re-reading of Pasolini’ in Law, Cinema and the Ill City: Imaging Narratives of Justice, Order, and Morality (A. Wagner ed.), Taylor & Francis, 110-120. ISBN 978-1138337619
D’Alvia D., 2018. ‘From public law to private law: the remarkable story of bona fides’ in The Future of the Commercial Contract in Scholarship and Law Reform: European and Comparative Perspectives (M. Heidemann, and J. Lee, eds.), Springer, 343-368. ISBN 978-3-319-95969-6
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘Mobile Payments and Merger Regulation: a case law analysis’, in Bitcoin and Mobile Payments: Constructing a European Union Framework (G. Gimigliano eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 251-267. ISBN 978-1-137-57511-1
D’Alvia D., 2020. ‘Carve-out M&A Transactions: A Practical Guide’ in 41 (1) Business Law Review, 36-36.
D’Alvia D., 2019. ‘Regulation and Supervision of the OTC Derivatives Market’ in 34 (3) Banking and Finance Law Review, 603-607.
Short Articles in Referred Journal
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation for a possible anticompetitive agreement under Article 101 TFEU in relation to the SEDA multilateral inter-bank agreement (Associazione Bancaria Italiana)‘ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., Romano, D., 2015.‘The Italian Competition Authority imposes a fine for anticompetitive agreement to two of the most important Italian companies in the insurance industry (Generali Italia/UnipolSai Assicurazioni)’ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., 2015. ‘The Italian Competition Authority imposes a fine for abuse of dominance to one of the most important undertakings in the aviation industry in Italy (SEA – Società Esercizi Areoportuali)‘ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., 2014. ‘The Italian Administrative Court of first instance order the recommencement of the awarding of a public selection procedure for a breach of competition rules in the maritime sector (Marworld Ship Management and Services, Alilauro, Snav and Rifim)’ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., 2014. ‘The Italian Administrative Court of first instance orders the recommencement of the awarding of a public selection procedure for a breach of disclosure duty in the telecommunications sector (Telecom Italia, Fastweb, Vitrociset, Consip)’ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., Collinet, J., 2014. The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation for a possible breach of obligations imposed to prevent anti-competitive effects following a merger clearance in the insurance sector (Unipol Gruppo Finanziario, Premafin Finanziaria – Holding di partecipazioni) in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., 2013. ‘The Italian Competition Authority fines several undertakings for a breach of obligations to protect competition following a merger clearance in the maritime sector (Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione, Moby)’ e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
D’Alvia D., 2013. ‘The Italian Competition Authority imposes a fine for a breach of disclosure duty to one of the most important undertakings in Italy in the industry of power production from renewable energy sources (ERG)’ in e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin.
2014. International Bar Association National contributor for Italy in relation to a prestigious comparative research project regarding sexual violence entitled: “Laws relating to rape and sexual assault research”. The full report is available at <http://www.equalitynow.org/sites/default/files/EqualityNowRapeLawReport2017_Single%20Pages.pdf>.
D’Alvia D., 2020. “Come guidare la SPAC Revolution in Italia: prospettive sul diritto di recesso” [How to guide the SPAC Revolution in Italy: perspective on the redemption right] available at <https://www.diritto24.ilsole24ore.com/art/avvocatoAffari/mercatiImpresa/2020-08-25/come-guidare-spac-revolution-italia-prospettive-diritto-recesso–111013.php>
D’Alvia D., 2020. “Un ruolo per le SPAC nella crisi di imprese in tempi di COVID-19” [A role for SPACs inside insolvency and restructuring at the times of COVID-19] in Sharing (International Chamber of Commerce Updates) available at < https://www.iccitalia.org/un-ruolo-per-le-spac-nella-crisi-di-imprese-in-tempi-di-covid-19/>
D’Alvia D., 2018. ‘La riforma delle banche popolari: autofagia o rigenerazione del mercato?’ [The reform of the Italian cooperative banks: autophagy or market regeneration?] in Giustizia Civile.com
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘Between Risk and Uncertainty: Brexit and its potential consequences on the Financial Markets’ in Durham European Law Institute accessible on <https://delilawblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/daniele-dalvia-between-risk-and-uncertainty-brexit-and-its-potential-consequences-on-the-financial-markets>
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘A possible way-out from the current financial crisis: SPACs and the new Asian approach’ in Newsletter of the International Bar Association Public and Professional Interest Division, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 21-24.
D’Alvia D., 2016. ‘A philosophical dialogue on financial risk: the (dis)illusion of a singular meaning’ in Critical legal thinking accessible on <http://criticallegalthinking.com/2016/03/07/philosophical-dialogue-financial-risk-disillusion-singular-meaning/>
D’Alvia D., 2013. ‘In tema di annotazione dell’uso commerciale delle imbarcazioni da diporto sulla licenza di navigazione’ in 42 (2) Rivista del Diritto della Navigazione, 901-909.