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Lucia della Ventura, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Lucia della Ventura

Ph.D. Candidate

c/o Law School
House 39
Trinity College, Dublin 2


Ph.D. Thesis: Fostering New Challenges to Legal Systems: A Theory For Decentralised Artificial Intelligence Legal Personality

Supervisor: Professor Deirdre Ahern


Lucia della Ventura is an Italian attorney at law and Ph.D. candidate in the School of Law. Her research investigates the legal role of Decentralised Artificial Intelligence systems (DzAI) in Blockchain-based applications, with particular emphasis on regulation and liability issues. The main purpose of her research is to examine the possibility to allocate digital legal personality to DzAI systems.

Lucia is also an Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy legal advisor since 2014. Her leading interests are software patents and licences. She holds an LL.M in IT/IP Law from Trinity College Dublin with a dissertation about Artificial Intelligence legal personality. She also holds an LL.M. in EU Competition Law and Protection of Rights from Federico II University of Naples with a thesis in Intellectual Property infringement and EU Antitrust regulation: ‘Antitrust 2.0’. In 2019 she won a place at Woman Who Wow Programme awarded by Trinity Business School which gave her the chance to start her own business on AI and Blockchain-based tech solutions. To achieve this goal, in 2020 she founded the LAK Project Group. She is also the president and founder of Mosaico International ONLUS Association which promotes civil rights and social inclusion. Since 2020 Lucia is member of Technologies, Law and Society Group at Trinity College Dublin.

Professional Qualification

Italian Attorney at Law

Research Interests

  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • EU Competition Law
  • International Commercial Law


  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (LL.M) - Trinity College Dublin
  • EU Competition Law and Protection of Rights (LL.M) - Federico II University of Naples
  • EU Competition Law (PGD) - Italian Bar Association at King’s College London
  • Master’s Degree in Law (5 years education) - Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples


  • Senior Partner at della Ventura & Partners Law Firm (Italy)
  • Senior Partner at Amatucci & Partners Law Firm (Italy)

Memberships / Associations

  • Italian Bar Association
  • Technology, Law and Society (TCD)