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Full Professor of Private Comparative Law at Scuola Superiore S. Anna Pisa, Italy. PhD. SSSA, LLM Harvard Law School, Founder and Director of the LIDER-LAB ( Attorney at law (Pisa since 1995); (New York Bar since 1997). Mediator mediation trainer. He has taught in and visited numerous universities in the world.

Scientific director of many research projects funded by MIUR, CNR, ESF, EU, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public Administrations, public and private companies and organizations. Main current projects: LEADs -Legality Attentive Data Scientists (PI) H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020; SoBigData++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics; INFRAIA-H2020-EU. (task Leader) - Predictive Jurisprudence, (PI) Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Author of 6 monographs, editor of 15 collective works, published more than 200 articles and notes in major law reviews, and chapters to collective publications in Italian, English French and Spanish.

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Director of 2 top ranking law journals (“Opinio Juris in Comparatione” and “Rivista di Medicina Legale e del Diritto in Sanità”) and Member of the Editorial board of several others in Italy and Colombia.

He is external scientific and ethical expert evaluator for the EU Commission, National research Foundation – Research and Innovation Support and Advancement of South Africa, the University of Haifa (Israel); the Italian Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca; The Hebrew University Jerusalem; the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture.

He is currently a Consultative Member of the American Law Institute for Information Privacy (; Member of the European Group on Tort Law for drafting Principles of European Tort Law (PETL); Member of the European Center for Law and Insurance (, Wien); Member of The European Law Institute (ELI)

He is founder and president of Smartex s.r.l. ( a Spin Off of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.



Law and technology, Data Protection and Privacy, Ethics and legal issues in research, Tort law and personal injury damages, Comparative law, European Law, European private law, health law, Information society law (privacy, e-commerce and algorithm regulation), ADR.