Teaching Staff Members

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Maria Luisa Chiarella (University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro)

Professor in Private Law and Economics of Private Law at the Department of Legal, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences of the “Magna Graecia” (University of Catanzaro).

Graduated cum laude at the University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro in 2000. She started her collaboration with the same institution in the academic year 2001/2002 (holding a post-graduate scholarship in Private Law in 2001 and 2002), teaching, during years, both in undergraduate and in post-graduate courses. She got her PhD in Civil Law in 2007 (University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria). She held research grants in Private and Comparative Law at the “Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna” of Pisa (2003-2007) and at the University “Magna Graecia” (2008; 2009-2011). Since 2009 she is component of the scientific committee of the Master in Civil Law “Private Law of Public Administration”.

She was Visiting fellow at the University of Amsterdam (2009) and at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (2013). Since 2008 she has been invited as speaker to several national and international Conferences and (since 2012) she also started to organize national and international Conferences.

She wrote various scientific papers and she is author of two books: “Paradigmi della minore età. Opzioni e modelli di regolazione giuridica tra autonomia, tutela e responsabilità” (Rubbettino, 2008) and “Contrattazione asimmetrica. Segmenti normativi e costruzione unitaria” (Giuffrè, 2016).

Her main areas of research are: contract law, market regulation, fundamental rights, property law and bioethics.

Since 2015 she is member of the Committee for the Bar examination.

e.mail: mlchiarella@unicz.it


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David Fabio Esborraz (Italian Research Council)

Researcher of Comparative Private Law of the Institute of International Legal Studies (ISGI-CNR) from 2001. From 1993 to 2013 he was Adjunct Professor of Civil Law (Contract Law) at the National University of Rosario in Argentina.

Bachelor’s degree at the National University of Rosario, Argentina (1990). He held Master’s degree in ‘Integration and Unification of Law in Europe and in Latin America’ (1999) and PhD in ‘Roman Law System and Unification of Law in Europe and in Latin America’ (2003), both at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

Visiting researcher in the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (2005, 2011, 2013), National University of Córdoba, Argentina (2008), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law of Hamburg (2009), “Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas” of the UNAM, Mexico (2010), University ‘Complutense’ of Madrid (2013), University ‘Externado’ of Colombia (2009 and 2014).

He is Editor in chief of “Roma e America. Diritto romano comune. Rivista sull’integrazione e l’unificazione del diritto in Eurasia e in America Latina” (from 2013). Author of many works in the field Latin-American contract law and of a book (“Contrato y Sistema en América Latina”, Rubinzal-Culzoni, Buenos Aires, 2005).

Since 2008 he is member of the Academic Group for the Harmonization of Latin American Private Law, with the purpose to develop a Latin American juridical model and to lay the foundations for a Code on the law of obligations.

His main research interests are: Latin American private law; Relations between national law and legal systems; European private law; Latin American civil law foundations; Harmonization and Unification of private law; Law of obligations and contracts; Consumer contract; Harmonization of contract law in Latin America

e.mail: esborraz@juris.uniroma2.it


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Aldo Laudonio (University “Magna Graecia” of Catanzaro)

Professor in Commercial Law at the Department of Legal, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences of the “Magna Graecia” (University of Catanzaro) and also guest lecturer of Commercial Law at the Department of Enterprise and Management (University LUISS, Rome).

Graduated with honours at the Pisa University in 2003. PhD in National and International Commercial Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in 2009. He started his collaboration with the “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro in the academic year 2005/2006 teaching both in undergraduate and in post-graduate courses (masters, advanced courses) Law and Economics, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law.

In 2007 and in 2010 he spent two research periods at the Juristische Facultät of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht in Munich. In September 2013 he also gave a cycle of lectures in Portuguese regarding “A legislação comercial nos tempos da crise: promoção, recuperação e efectividade” at the Escola de Direito of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto). He participated three times as speaker to the yearly national conferences organized in Rome by the association “Orizzonti del Diritto Commerciale”.

He wrote various scientific articles and chapters of books on subjects ranging from negotiable instruments to company law, from bankruptcy law to regulated markets, from IP law to commercial contracts. Author of a book about the heterogenous conversion of associations (“La trasformazione delle associazioni”, Padova, CEDAM, 2013).

His main research topics include company law (with a focus on nonprofit organizations), commercial contracts and financial markets.

He is lawyer and since 2013 he is also admitted to practice before the superior courts.

e.mail: aldo.laudonio@unicz.it


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Geo Magri, PhD in Fondamenti storici e istituzionali del diritto europeo (University of Turin). Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the European Legal Studies Institute, Universität Osnabrück (LS Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christian von Bar). In 2009 he was named “Researcher ISAIDAT” by Prof. Rodolfo Sacco. Between 2012 and 2014 he was also vice President of the International Lawyers’ Association of Osnabrück.

Year-long experience in academic projects concerning the harmonisation of European private law.

Co-author of studies on behalf of the European Parliament (IMCO) on consumer law and contributor to the EU Consumer Law Acquis Database on behalf of the European Commission (www.eu-consumer-law.org).

Author of various papers (published in Italy, Germany, Poland and Brazil) and two books (“La circolazione dei beni culturali nel diritto europeo: limiti e obblighi di restituzione”, Napoli, ESI, 2011 and “I contratti della lirica: tra tutela del contraente debole e usi negoziali”, Padova, CEDAM, 2016).

His research interests are focused on property and contract law, consumer law, cultural property, comparative law and international private law.

During his career, he gave lectures and conferences in Germany, Poland and Italy. He has also organised international conferences in Germany and Italy.

In 2006 he was admitted to the Bar before the Corte d’Appello di Torino.

e.mail: gmagri@uos.de