Chiara studied public international law at the University of Maastricht. After graduation, she completed postgraduate courses in international trade law and intellectual property law at the Institute of European Studies in Macau.
She then worked in China and Yemen where she completed an internship at a Beijing-based law firm and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Sanaa, respectively.
In February 2007, Chiara joined the Customs & International Trade practice of Simmons & Simmons in Rotterdam. On 1 December of that year, she joined Bird & Bird together with three of her colleagues to start Bird & Bird's new International Trade and Customs Group.Chiara’s work comprises customs law (customs classification, customs valuation and transfer pricing, rules of origin, the use of customs approved treatments and general customs compliance), trade law (EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, economic sanctions) and product regulatory issues (WEEE, RoHS, country of origin marking, health warnings etc., as well as advice on “product localisation”).