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Recent and Next Conferences and Seminars 



Trieste, May 5, 2015

Prof.ssa María Elena Sánchez Jordán

Università La Laguna di Tenerife

Il sistema giuridico spagnolo

Edificio centrale – aula Ambrosino

Martedì 5 maggio 2015, ore 17:00

Trieste, May 4, 2015

Dr. Luca Castellani

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

L’armonizzazione del diritto del commercio internazionale

Edificio centrale – aula Ambrosino

Lunedì 4 maggio 2015, ore 17:00

Trieste, April 28-29, 2015

Dr. Hao Jiang

Tulane University Law School

Law and Development in China

 Edificio centrale – aula Ambrosino

Martedì 28 e mercoledì 29 aprile 2015, ore 17:00

Trieste, November 17, 2014

Prof. Anthony J. Sebok

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University, New York

Can a Client Sell Himself into Slavery?

Edificio centrale – aula Bachelet (17:00)

Trieste, October 21, 2014

Arthur Jacobson

Max Freund Professor of Litigation and Advocacy 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The Religious Imperative of Equality under Law

  Edificio centrale – aula Cacciaguerra (17:00)

Trieste, October 10, 2014

Giacinto della Cananea

Ordinario di Diritto Amministrativo - Università Tor Vergata
Componente del Consiglio di Presidenza
della Corte dei Conti 

 Due process of law e i principi generali del diritto nella ‘giurisprudenza’ dell’ICSID (International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes)

 Edificio centrale – aula Bachelet

Trieste, September 17, 2014


Symeon C. Symeonides

Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law & Dean Emeritus
Willamette University College of Law, Oregon (U.S.A.)


Private International Law Codifications 
around the World: The Last 50 years


Mercoledì 17 settembre 2014, ore 17 - aula Bachelet



Trieste, September 14-15, 2007


International Conference




Transfer of Knowledge consists of the range of activities that aim to capture and transmit knowledge (either explicit, such as in patents, or tactic, such as know-how), skills and competence from those who generate them to those who will transform them into economic outcomes.
It includes activities that span commercial and non-commercial realms such as research collaborations, consultancy, licensing, spin-off creation, researcher mobility and publication.
Besides acting as a driving force for the development of local and national economies, the development of research is beneficial to multiple stakeholders: industry, universities and public research bodies, researchers and society at large, all of which benefit from technological and scientific progress.
It is within this context that the Conference takes place and shape. The initiative aims to take advantage of the expertise of many leading scholars and practitioners to cast light on the different rules and possible solutions to be offered to the relevant issues of knowledge transfer both at the local institutional setting and the transnational dimension.


Programme of the Conference

Trieste, March-May 2007





On Spring 2007, the Chair of Private Comparative Law have organized the following seminars, with the financial contribution of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research:


“E.U. and U.S. Judicial Systems”, Prof. Toni Fine, Cardozo Law School, N.Y., U.S.A.


“La partecipazione dei cittadini alle decisioni collettive: profili di diritto comparato”, Prof. Sabino Cassese, Judge of the Italian Supreme Court


“Il contratto nella pratica del commercio transnazionale”, Dr. Londero, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche Spa



“The Politics of Tort Law in the United States” & “Punitive Damages and Mass Tort Litigation”, Prof. A. Sebok, Brooklyn Law School, N.Y., U.S.A.


Trieste, March-May 2006





On Spring 2006, the Chair of Private Comparative Law have organized the following seminars, with the financial contribution of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research:


“Metodologia comparatistica ed assetto delle fonti: il caso del diritto privato europeo” Prof. Antonello Miranda, University of Palermo 



“Law Reform and Legal Harmonization in Europe: Some Critical Issues” Prof. Franz Werro, University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.


“Il nucleo comune del Diritto Privato Cinese ed Europeo. Il tempo delle reciproche influenze” Prof. Lihong Zhang, East China University of Politics and Law – Shanghai


“Il nucleo comune del Diritto Privato Cinese ed Europeo: l’esempio del diritto dei contratti” Prof. Marina Timoteo, University of Bologna



“Circolazione esterna dei modelli di diritto privato europeo” Prof. Salvatore Mancuso, University of Macau – Macau (China)



Trieste, December 2-3, 2005


International Conference




The Conference took as its starting point the final approval by UNIDROIT and the American Law Institute of the “Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure”, whose General Editors are Professors Michele Taruffo (University of Pavia) and  G. C. Hazard jr. (University of Pennsylvania) and Rolf Stuerner (University of Freiburg, Germany).

To discuss the merits and the possible implementation of the above Principles and Rules the Conference gathered prominent specialists from all over the world.

The Conference is born on the initiative of Professor Mauro Bussani ( University of Trieste ), was sponsored by Fondazione dell’Avvocatura Italiana and Consiglio Nazionale Forense, and took place at the University of Trieste, on December 2&3, 2005.


Programme of the Meeting

Trieste, November 19-20, 2004



Comparative Law Meeting



The pursue of legal integration is pushing the field of tort law toward rapid developments, both at a transnational and european level. This process, however, as any other process of legal integration, or harmonization, is called to meet a crucial need. What is necessary is that every effort should be preceded by an in-depth scrutiny of the real differences and the real similarities existing between the legal systems, so that the law arising from the integration can include rules that remove those contrast, often only conceptual and notional, that beget unreasonable diversities in the legal treatment of similar cases. It is self-evident, to say the very least, that the application to similar facts of different tort law rules across national systems engenders a costly unreliability hampering both the growth of transnational economic activities and, from a European perspective, the achievement of a truly common market. 

It is in this context that the Meeting takes place and shape. Hardly worth mentioning are Greek ties with Trieste and the impact tort law issues have on the insurance market, which the economy of this city is so much dependent on. The meeting goals are to be stressed instead.

On the one hand, the initiative aims to take advantage of the expertise of so many leading scholars to cast light on the possible solutions to be offered to the relevant tort law issues at stake in the transnational context. On the other hand, at a European level, one should consider that Greek experience could be a model of reference for all those Mediterranean countries which have just adhered to, or are about to become members of the EU. This is why the Greek-Italian Comparative Law aims to provide an unvaluable opportunity, at the highest scientific level, for a thourough analysis of the methods and the practical outcomes of the legal integration in a branch of private law which is so crucial in every-day life of ordinary people as well of business and any other entity activities.


Programme of the Meeting

Trieste, April 23-24, 2004.


International Conference 

"East & West In The European Tort Law Perspective" 


In every society Tort Law plays a crucial role in the actual life of the legal system and of the people using it. Wherever, when relationships between individuals do not converge towards a contract nor are absorbed by property law, then comes the time for tort law rules to provide justice.

The goal of the comparative research in the law of torts is to clarify diversities and similarities amidst the operative rules of the various legal systems. The need is to go beyond statutory formulas, since in the field of torts, even more than in other areas, the ‘law’ is made by judicial decisions, by  the beliefs that underpin these decisions, by insurance practices which affect the allocation of the costs ensuing risks and damages.

This comparative analysisis calls for an effort which is more and more urgent to the management of private conflicts in a ‘globalized’ world. But this is specially true in Europe, at the dawn of a new era characterized by the enlargement/enrichment of the EU.

The issues arising from the infliction of ‘pure economic’ losses, thereby affecting nothing else than the patrimonial sphere of the victim, is in this perspective a very useful case-study to test solutions given to problems, which not only straddle the opaque frontier between contract and tort, but also involve the day-by-day life of every person, being s/he or not an investor, being s/he an Eastern or a Western European.  


Programme of the Conference

Torino, October 24-25, 2003.


International Colloquium 

“Human Diversity and the Law – La Diversité Humaine et le Droit”


The IALS (International Association of Legal Sciences), the ISAIDAT (Istituto subalpino per l’insegnamento e l’analisi del diritto delle attività transnazionali) - both chaired by Professor Rodolfo Sacco -, the Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche ed Economiche dell’Università del Piemonte Orientale, chaired by Professor Michele Graziadei, and the ‘Centro Studi di Diritto Comparato’, chaired by Professor Mauro Bussani, have organized the International Colloquium “Human Diversity and the Law – La Diversité Humaine et le Droit”.  

All over the world, in growing measure, individual identities are spread across multiple layers of affiliations - tied to family, community, State, religion, to the position one occupies within a given political, social, and economic framework, to one's own languages and other cultural set of experiences, and so forth. What are the legal implications of this phenomenon?  

The Colloquium focussed on these questions within the framework of a multidisciplinary international research project of the IALS - Association established under the patronage of UNESCO -, edited by Professors Mauro Bussani and Michele Graziadei.

The proceedings of the Seminar are forthcoming in a volume published by Staempfli Publishers Ltd., Bruylant Ltd., Ant. N. Sakkoulas.


Brochure of the Colloquium

Trieste, February 1, 2003.  


 International Seminar 

“Financial Contracts and Secured Transactions 

in the European Perspective”


The Chair of  Private Comparative Law of the University of Trieste Law School and the ‘Centro Studi di Diritto Comparato’, chaired by Professor Mauro Bussani, together with the Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche of the University of Trieste, chaired by Professor Francesco Peroni, and with the financial contribution of the Regione Friuli–Venezia Giulia (Direzione Affari Europei), have organized the International Seminar “I Contratti di Finanziamento e le Garanzie del Credito nella Prospettiva Europea/Financial Contracts and Secured Transactions in the European Perspective”. The practical aim of the Seminar was to give the opportunity to scholars, business lawyers and bank professionals to meet together and discuss the issues arising from the field of financial contracts and secured transactions in the perspective of the European legal integration and enlargement. The scientific goal of the meeting was to to measure convergences and divergences across the different legal systems in order to find out a possible common core which can prove useful for the future legal integration in the field.  

The proceedings of the Seminar are published by the Edizioni Universitarie Triestine (E.U.T.) in the series “Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche” of the University of Trieste Press, 2003.   


Programme of the Seminar





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