Elena Gilardi is an in-house lawyer specialized in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters. She has a previous six years of experience as external law consultant working for major international law firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Rome); R&P Legal (Turin) and Bonelli Erede e Pappalardo (Milan).She graduated in law from the University of Turin in 2006 and participated in the post-graduate course in International Trade Laws organized by the University Institute of European Studies and the International Training Centre (ILO) in Turin, Italy. Elena tutored the 2007 edition of the International Trade Laws and was in charge of designing and managing the Distance Learning module when the said evolved into the current LL.M. She is now a lecturer of the master. She is also research fellow of the University Institute of European Studies writing articles and essays in corporate and commercial law and organizing with them career day and formation events for young and talented students.