About me


I am an Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Milan, where I have been a member of the Department of International, Legal and Historical-Political Studies. I teach classes on ‘Comparative Private Law’, ‘Private Law in Europe and in Latin America’ and ‘Comparative Law, Sustainability and Food Safety’.

As main author and co-author, I published books and essays on Civil Law & New Trends in Private Law Codifications, Latin-American Law, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Consumer Law, Contract Law,  Tort Liability, Comparative Food Law & Sustainability, Consumer Law & New Technologies.

My scientific effort is centered on the comparison and dialogue between the different European and Latin-American legal experiences, in a constant search for the best model to protect people’s rights and limit their vulnerability in the face of a globalization that nowadays invades more and more oftnes legal sphere, and not only the economic one.

I am member of the Bar, but I have always devoted my energies full time to the Academia. I have gained experience in teaching and research in many universities and higher education institution in Italy (Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Catanzaro, Milan) and abroad (Hamburg, Buenos Aires, Lausanne, Rio de Janeiro, Oxford, Santiago del Chile): this helped me to develop a mature and open scientific approach, centered on the comparison among different realities, which contributed both to my human and professional growth.

I currently live in Parma with Andrea, with whom I have been married for more than twenty years, and our daughter Brunilde. Penelope, a German dachshund with a strong personality, is the fourth member of the family.