Gaia Balp is an Associate Professor of Business Law at Bocconi University Milan. Her scholarship mainly focuses on corporate law and securities regulation with a comparative perspective and comprizes articles published in EU and US law journals. She has also authored a book on Proxy Advisors. Representative topics include collective institutional investor engagements, activist intervention at controlled compoanies, retail investor engagement, high-frequency trading in equity markets, and early warning tools in preventive restructuring frameworks. Professor Balp is a member of the Faculty of the Ph.D. in Legal Studies at Bocconi University.