BonelliErede awards two scholarships in memory of Franco Bonelli
20 July 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, BonelliErede has awarded two scholarships in memory of Franco Bonelli.

Two scholarships are awarded to EU law graduates annually: one to attend a master’s and one to carry out a research programme at a university in the US or an EU country other than their country of origin, in the subjects that Franco Bonelli addressed in his writings.

This year the commission, made up of professors Sabino Cassese, Giovanni Domenichini, and Piergaetano Marchetti, awarded the scholarships to Lodovico Amianto, our first generation Z winner, and Romualdo Canini.

Lodovico, a University of Turin graduate whose thesis addressed the resolution of international disputes between foreign investors and states, will attend an LLM at Harvard Law School in the 2021–22 academic year (delayed until next year because in-person classes are still prohibited due to Covid-19). The awarding commission was particularly impressed by the approach and originality of his thesis.

Romualdo, a LUISS Guido Carli University graduate whose thesis addressed the legal aspects of the unconventional monetary policy measures of the most important central banks, will carry out a research programme at the University of Oxford called “Overcoming the trauma: renovating the crisis-era financial supervisory architecture of the European Union”.

Stefano Simontacchi, president of BonelliErede, commented as follows:

“We are very proud to award two scholarships for the fourth consecutive year in memory of our founder Franco Bonelli – especially this year in which offering new opportunities to young generations to help build our country’s future is of paramount importance. Enabling young talent to spread their wings by giving them the opportunity to study at some of the top universities in the world is the best way for us to pay homage to the memory of our founder Franco Bonelli, who throughout his long academic and professional career taught us, by example, to continuously strive for excellence.”