Niccolò joined the School of Law and Social Justice in January as a Lecturer in Law in January 2019. He holds degrees from the University of Florence (LLB/LLM), the University of Cambridge (LLM), and King's College London (PhD). He is also an alumnus of the 'Silvano Tosi' Research Seminar in Parliamentary Studies.
His main areas of expertise are Public International Law and International Dispute Settlement, as well as Private International Law. He applies doctrinal and empirical methodologies, including large-scale data mining and social network analysis, to questions concerning the work and performance of international courts and tribunals, as well as the makeup of the communities of practice that exist in and 'create' international law.
Niccolò is also a co-investigator in the ESRC-funded project The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe led by Tony Cole at the University of Leicester. Prior to joining Liverpool, he was a research fellow in a Swiss National Science Foundation Project on the role of the principle of comity in private and public international law based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, as well as a Visiting Lecturer in International Law and International Investment Law at King's College London.
Niccolò is a member of the European Society of International Law, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Network of Empirical Legal Scholars.