is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Trieste and Adjunct
Professor at the University of Macao, S.A.R. of the People's Republic of China.
He is Director of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Law, at the University of Udine
and Trieste, Member of the ‘Group of Experts of Evaluation – Law’, at the Italian
National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, and
of the Council of Administration of the United World
College of the Adriatic (Duino, Italy).
He has been
Visiting Professor in the US, Brazil, Peru, France, Switzerland, the UK,
Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, China, and Canada. He is titular member of the
International Academy of Comparative Law and of the Société de législation
comparée (France). He sits on the councils of a number of scientific
academies/institutions, including the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law
(Switzerland), the Master of Laws in Cross-Cultural Business Practice
(University of Fribourg, Universiy of Berne, Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology - Switzerland), the Fondation pour le droit continental (France),
the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law
He is co-editor
of the Cambridge University Press series 'The Common Core of European Private
Law' and of the Editoriale Scientifica series 'Tradizioni, traduzioni: il
diritto allo specchio'. He is member of the editorial board of many law reviews
such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Tulane Law Review, the Journal
of European Tort Law, the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa, the Zbornik
Pravnog Fakulteta u Zagrebu.
publications include 28 books (of which 15 are edited), and more than 130
essays, in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Serbian, and Japanese.