Mrs Valentina Rao was born in Rome on 16th November 1978 and graduated with honours in Law at LUMSA University of Rome in October 2002. In June 2006, she obtained a Ph. D. in Canon Law at “S. Tommaso d’Aquino” University, having achieved the license in Canon Law in June 2004.
Since November 2005, she has been member of the Italian Bar and she joined Lana Lagostena Bassi – Law Firm in 2003. Her practiced areas are mainly related to civil law, family law and protection of minors. She has extensive experience in legal separation and divorce. She has advised on matters of nullity of canonical marriage, as well as cases of the enforcement of foreign judgments. Moreover, she is specialised in legal assistance before the Juvenile Court for matters of custody and adoption. She has conducted causes of medical liability related to protection of people damaged by the administration of infected blood and blood derivatives. In this field, she has developed a specific expertise in collective disputes before both national and international courts and instances.
Furthermore, she has contributed articles to various legal journals.
French and English.