Intervenants - présidents

(Speakers - Chairpersons)

Pedro Aberastury

Buenos Aires

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Phd in Law, specialized in Administrative Law from the School of Law at University of Buenos Aires (U.B.A.). Lecturer in undergraduate course of Law and LLM in Administrative Law and Public Administration and Master of the Judiciary, School of Law (U.B.A.). He has been Chair Professor of Administrative Law and he is Professor in the Specialization in Administrative Law and Public Administration at University of Belgrano. School Year Award 2005 by the School of Law (U.B.A.) for the best thesis and second prize by the National Academy of Social Sciences and Law in Argentina for his book Administrative Justice (2006). Member of the Institute of the National Academy of Social Sciences and Law. He is currently President of the Argentinean Association of Comparative Law.

Lorena Bachmaier

Madrid

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Lorena Bachmaier Winter is Full Professor at Complutense University Madrid (Spain) where she teaches on court systems, criminal procedure and civil litigation, and teaches also at Saint Louis University summer courses on Introduction to Civil Law Systems (2002-2014). She is member of the most relevant academic associations and serves on editorial boards of numerous law journals. She has been Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow at the Max Planck Institute Freiburg (2002), being granted also research fellowships of the Max Planck Gesellschaft and KORSE fellowship (Freiburg Universität). In 2015 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by San Pedro University of Perú. She is also honorary professor of the Universidad de la Rioja, Argentina. She has written widely in the field of litigation, criminal justice systems and the rule of law, EU area of justice, international judicial cooperation and human rights. Her Works have a marked focus on comparative law. She also works as international legal expert for the Council of Europe in the implementation of human rights standards and legislative reform proceedings in transitional democracies, mainly in Eastern European countries.

Jürgen Basedow

Hambourg

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Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Jürgen Basedow, LL.M. (Harvard Univ.); depuis 1997 Directeur de l’Institut Max Planck pour le droit privé étranger et le droit international privé; Professeur à l’Université de Hambourg; Membre associé de l’Institut de droit international; Membre titulaire et ancien Secrétaire général de l’Académie internationale de droit comparé. Formation en droit et en sociologie (1969 – 1986) à Hambourg, Genève, Pavie, La Haye, Paris et Cambridge/Mass. Professeur de droit à Augsbourg (1986 – 1995) et à l’Université libre de Berlin (1995 – 1997). Membre (2000) et Président (2004 – 2008) de la Commission allemande des monopoles. De nombreuses publications en droit international privé et droit comparé ainsi qu’en droit privé et droit des affaires européen, surtout en matière de concurrence, de transports, d’assurance et maritime.

George A. Bermann

New York

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Professor, Columbia University School of Law, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; Co-director, European Legal Studies Center. Professeur affilié, Ecole de droit, Sciences Po (Paris). Faculty member, Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS). International commercial and investment arbitrator. Founding Member of Governing Board of ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris). Chair, Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). Director of the American Arbitration Association and member of the panel of ICDR. Arbitrators. Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member, Comité français de droit international privé (Paris).Co-editor-in-chief American Review of International Arbitration. Reporter, ALI Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Court- and attorney-appointed foreign law expert on French, German, Swiss and EU Law, and transnational litigation and arbitration. Immediate past president, Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé (Paris). Former President, American Society of Comparative Law. Doctor honoris causa, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Université de Versailles-San Quentin, France.

Mariana Blengio Valdés

Montevideo

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Doctor in Law and Social Sciences – University of the Republic. Professor in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Faculty of Law – University of the Republic. Chairholder Unesco Chair in Human Rights of the University of the Republic. Director of the Human Rights Review – Chair Unesco in Human Rights.

Gabriel Bocksang Hola

Santiago

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Gabriel Bocksang Hola is Assistant Professor in the School of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), where he obtained his undergraduate degree of Licenciatura en Derecho. Later on, he received both his LL.M and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). His doctoral thesis, concerning the voidness of administrative acts, was awarded the Prix de thèse of the Centre français de droit comparé (2010-2011) and was published in France in 2013. Professor Bocksang is the author of other two books, one about Chilean administrative procedure (2006), and another, funded by the Chilean Government (CONICYT), about the development of Administrative Law in the early stages of independent Chile during the 19th century (2015). He has actively collaborated in public policy projects about decentralization and administrative procedure. His main research interests lie in the theory and history of Administrative Law, in Comparative Public Law, in Administrative Procedure, and in the theory of legal voidness.

Katharina Boele-Woelki

Hambourg, Présidente AIDC

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Katharina Boele-Woelki is President of Bucerius Law School in Germany where she serves as the Claussen Simon Foundation Professor of Comparative Law. Before joining Bucerius, she was Professor at the Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She established the Commission on European Family Law (CEFL) and the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (UCERF). She is member and board member of various professional associations and institutions, such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, and serves on editorial boards for Global, European and South African law journals. She was awarded honorary doctorates from Uppsala University and the University of Lausanne, as well as the Anneliese Maier-Forschungspreis from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Professor Boele-Woelki is the author of numerous publications in the fields of comparative law, private international law and more particularly family law.

Giuditta Cordero Moss

Oslo

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Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Dr. juris (Oslo), PhD (Moscow), Professor, University of Oslo, (Director of the Department for Private Law in the period 2012-2015). Former corporate lawyer; arbitrator in international disputes (since 2002); judge of the Administrative Tribunal, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2007 to date); delegate for Norway to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (2007 to date); Vice Chairman of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (2014 to date); member of the Norwegian Tariff Board (2015 to date); member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2016 to date). Author of numerous books and articles in Norway and internationally, she lectures at universities and organisations, including the Hague Academy of International Law (Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration (2014)).

Dominique M. Custos

Caen

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Dominique Custos, PhD.  and LLM. in public law, Master’s degree in Legal Anthropology, Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Professor Custos is Professor agrégée (Full professor) of public law at the University of Caen, France. She is the director of the Research Center on Fundamental Rights and Legal Change. She also teaches on the Euro-American campus of Sciences Po Paris. Her previous appointments include a research and teaching fellowship at the Sorbonne, an associate professorship at the University of French Antilles and Guyana and a distinguished professorship at Loyola University New Orleans, USA. She also served as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA. Reflective of her transatlantic academic experience, her comparative administrative scholarship focuses on the American, French and European models. She has been selected to host a new American administrative law chronicle in the Revue Française de Droit Administratif.

Nora V. Demleitner

Lexington

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Nora V. Demleitner is the Roy L. Steinheimer Jr  Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University (Virginia, USA). She teaches and has written widely in the areas of sentencing, comparative and immigration law, and on issues of legal education. Professor Demleitner, who received degrees from Yale Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center, is an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. She held three research fellowships to the Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). She is the lead author of Sentencing Law and Policy, published by Wolters Kluwer/Aspen and her articles have appeared in leading U.S. law reviews. She is an elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the American Law Institute, and the European Law Institute.

James Douglas

City East, Queensland

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Justice James Douglas was appointed to the Supreme Court of Queensland in Australia in November 2003.  He holds degrees in arts and law from the University of Queensland and the postgraduate LL.B. from Cambridge.  Before he was appointed a judge he spent 27 years in practice as a barrister in Queensland, becoming a Queen’s Counsel in 1989.  He was President of the Bar Association of Queensland from 1999 to 2001.  He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the American Law Institute, a former president of the Alliance Française de Brisbane Inc and a member of the Senate of the Australian Catholic University.

José Angelo Estrella Faria

(Rome, UNIDROIT)

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Secretary-General, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). Former Senior Legal Officer, UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). JD Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil), LLM European Law, Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken, Germany).

Nicolás Etcheverry

Montevideo, Doyen Faculté de droit UM

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Doctor en Derecho y Ciencias Sociales por la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de la República (UdelaR). Es miembro del Instituto de Filosofía del Derecho del Uruguay, de la Asociación Argentina de Filosofía del Derecho y de la Academia Internacional de Derecho Comparado (International Academy of Comparative Law). Fue director y Co-fundador del Instituto Pre-Universitario de Montevideo (PRE/U). Actualmente, es decano de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Montevideo (mayo 2004, hasta la fecha) y profesor de Filosofía del Derecho, Ética y Retórica en la Universidad de Montevideo.

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo

Paris – Secrétaire général AIDC

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Diego P.  Fernández Arroyo is a professor at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and Global Professor at New York University. He is the Co-director of Sciences Po’s Global Governance Studies Program, a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a former President of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP). He is a member of Argentinean Delegations before UNCITRAL (Working Group on Arbitration), and he has also represented Argentina and ASADIP before the Hague Conference of Private International Law, the Organization of American States and UNIDROIT. He is actively involved in the practice of international arbitration as an independent arbitrator and an expert. A former Professor at the Universities Litoral, Salamanca and Complutense of Madrid, he has been invited in a number of universities in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The Universities of Buenos Aires and National of Córdoba have awarded him as Honorary Professor. Professor Fernández Arroyo is the author of numerous publications (published in more than 20 countries) in the fields of private international law, comparative law, international dispute resolution, international arbitration and global governance.

Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre

Montevideo

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María Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 November 1951. Studied Law at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay (1970-1977) (Attorney, 1974 and Doctor in Law and Social Sciences, 1977); Professor of Private International Law at the University of the Republic, School of Law. Teaching and research activities (1984 to date); Member of the Uruguayan Institute of Private International Law (1984 to date); Professor of Private International Law at the Catholic University of Uruguay, School of Law. Teaching and research activities (1994 to date); Academic Secretary of the Uruguayan Institute of Private International Law, University of the Republic (2010 to date); Director of the International Law Department at the Catholic University of Uruguay (2014 to date); visiting professor in several universities in various countries; lecturer in several conferences and seminars in various countries; research Fulbright scholarship, University of California at Davis (1988); research scholarship at UNIDROIT (1998).

Giuseppe Franco Ferrari

Milan

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Giuseppe Franco Ferrari is a professor at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy). Previously, he has been assistant professor at the Università di Pavia, associate professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and professor at the Università degli Studi « Gabriele d’Annunzio and and Università di Pavia. Professor Ferrari was, among others, a Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law and Visiting Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and Universidade de Coimbra, and at the London School of Economics. Professor Ferrari is the author of a very large number of publications and the Director of Diritto Pubblico Comparato Europeo and coeditor of the Comparative Law Review. He is a member of the Misión Jurídica, Revista Galega de Administración Pública and Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado, a member of the scientific board of Giurisprudenza Costituzionale, MUNUS, Percorsi Costituzionali.

Alejandro M. Garro

New York

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Law and, more specifically, international sales law and international commercial arbitration. Professor Garro is the author or editor of books on international commercial arbitration, international sales, and secured transactions, as well as books, scores of scholarly articles and contributions to edited volumes. He has a degree in law from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, where he practiced law, a masters degree in law (LLM) from Louisiana State University and a doctoral degree in law (JSD) from Columbia University. He is admitted to practice in Buenos Aires, Madrid, and New York.

David J. Gerber

Chicago

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David J. Gerber is Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is currently President of the American Society of Comparative Law. He writes and teaches primarily in the areas of antitrust/competition law, comparative law, international economic law and globalization studies. He received his B.A. from Trinity College (Conn.), his M.A. from Yale, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. In 2013 he was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. . His most recent book is Global Competition: Law, Competition and Global Markets (Oxford U. Press., 2010, pbk, 2012).

Isabel Jaramillo Sierra

Bogota

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Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra is the Research Director at Universidad de los Andes’ Facultad de Derecho since February 2012. Professor Jaramillo Sierra teaches Family law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory. She also coordinates the research group on Gender and the Law. Professor Jaramillo Sierra has been consultant to the Center for Reproductive Policy, Women´s Link Worldwide, and the Ministry of Social Protection on issues of Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law. She has also been called upon as expert by the Colombian Senate on issues of women’s political participation, divorce and gender discrimination. She has submitted amici in several of the most controversial cases before the Colombian Constitutional Court.

Maria Kaiafa Gbandi

Thessaloniki

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Professor Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi is the director of the Department of Criminal Law & Criminology and of the “Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime” of the Law Faculty of Aristotle University. She is a permanent fellow of the « Alexander von Humboldt » Foundation (Germany) and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School (MA-USA) as a Fulbright grantee (2012). Prof. Kaiafa-Gbandi has served as a member of the Special Supreme Court of Greece (2004-2005, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013) and she is the President of the Legislative Drafting Committee of the Ministry of Justice for the reform of tax offenses (since 2015). She is also Council member of the European Law Institute (ELI) based in Vienna, Member of the Commission’s Expert Group for European Criminal Policy of the European Union, and a founding member of the academic network European Criminal Policy Initiative (ECPI).

Catherine Kessedjian

Paris

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Catherine Kessedjian est Directeur adjoint du Collège européen de Paris à l’Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, où elle enseigne le droit européen des affaires, le droit du contentieux privé international et l’arbitrage. Elle y dirige le LLM in European Law. Elle est Présidente de la branche française de l’International Law Association. Elle agit en qualité d’arbitre sous l’égide des grandes institutions de règlement des différends (CIRDI, CCI, LCIA, AAA, notamment) ou de manière ad hoc. Elle agit également en qualité de médiateur. Avant de rejoindre l’Université Panthéon-Assas, elle était Secrétaire général adjoint de la Conférence de la Haye de droit international privé (1996-2000).

Ricardo Lorenzetti

Buenos Aires

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Ricardo Lorenzetti is the President of Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina. Lorenzetti was born in Rafaela, Santa Fe Province, the son of a primary school teacher and a travelling salesman. He studied at the Department of Law and Social Sciences of the National University of Littoral, becoming a lawyer in 1978. At the time, he counselled several labour unions. He obtained his doctorate in 1983, specialising in private law. Amongst his first interests was the civil liability of physicians in the exercise of their profession. Besides his work as a lawyer during 26 years in his native city, he has taught in a number of law faculties around throughout the country. He has dictated more than one thousand lectures and published more than 30 books in Argentina and abroad, as well as more than 300 articles in specialised publications. A Doctor in Law and Social Sciences, he is also Doctor Honoris Causa, in Argentina, from the National University of Córdoba, the National and the Catholic Universities of Salta, the University of Mendoza, the National University of Rosario, the National University of Tucumán, the National University of Littoral, the National Northeastern University, the University of Jujuy, the National Southern University, the University of Morón, the National University of La Matanza, the National University of La Plata, Siglo 21 University, the National University of Cuyo. In Brazil, from the Federal University of Porto Alegre; in Peru, from the University of Lima, Garcilaso de la Vega University, the National University of Cajamarca and the Private University of San Pedro de Trujillo. He has been honoured as Grand Officer, Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity, by the Italian government. Since June 2012, he serves as the Co-President of the United Nations Environment Programme´s World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.

Makane M. Mbengue

Dakar / Genève

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Makane Moïse Mbengue is Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva where he teaches International Environmental Law, International Investment Law, International Water Law and International Dispute Settlement. Prof. Mbengue is also a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law) where he teaches General International Law and WTO law. He holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the University of Geneva. He has acted and acts as expert for the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) among others. He also acts as a Professor for courses in International Law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Marie Mercat-Bruns

Paris

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Marie Mercat-Bruns est maître de conférences en droit privé, HDR au Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM DISST Ecole Management et Société) où elle est membre du laboratoire Lise CNRS (Groupe Approche relationnelle du genre). Elle est également Professeure affiliée à l’Ecole de droit de Sciences Po, membre du comité scientifique du programme de recherche et d’enseignement des savoirs sur le genre (Presage/Sciences Po, OFCE). Depuis 2014, elle est copilote à l’Ecole de Sciences Po d’une étude sur la mise en oeuvre du droit des discriminations avec une comparaison internationale (Pays-Bas) (Etude financée par le GIP Justice et le Défenseur des droits) en collaboration avec l’Université Paris II et le laboratoire CEVIPOF, Sciences Po. En 2009, elle a contribué à créer le projet de clinique « Accès au droit » à l’école de droit de Sciences Po qu’elle supervise aujourd’hui dans trois cadres différents (au Défenseur des droits, dans une association luttant contre le surendettement et au sein du Conseil départemental d’accès aux droits de Paris) : http://master.sciences-po.fr/droit/contenu/la-clinique.

Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz

Florence

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Hans-W. Micklitz, Professor for Economic Law at the European University Institute, Florence Italy, since 2007, Head of Department, 2012-2014, Director of Graduate Studies 2009-2011, Finish Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki, 2015-2020. Head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law (VIEW) in Bamberg.Studies of law and sociology in Mainz, Lausanne/Geneva (Switzerland), Giessen and Hamburg.Consultancies for OECD in Paris, UNEP Geneva Switzerland/Nairobi Kenya and CI (Consumers International) Den Haag Netherlands/Penang Malaysia. Study visits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute Florence, Italy and visiting professor at the Somerville College at the University of Oxford. Holder of an ERC Grant 2011-2016 on European Regulatory Private Law, http://blogs.eui.eu/erc-erpl/ ; Project financed by the Academy of Finland on the Transformation of Private Law beyond and through the European Union, 2015-2020.

Pedro Montano Gómez

Montevideo

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Pedro J. Montano (né à Montévidéo, le 29.11.1955). Avocat-Notaire. Docteur Europeus, Université de Pampelune (Espagne), avec thèse en Droit Pénal. Professeur de Droit Pénal, Université de la République (UR). Professeur de Droit Pénal, Université de Montévidéo (UM). Membre de la Comission de Réforme du Code Pénal de l´Uruguay.         Chercheur á plusieurs reprises á l´Institut Max-Planck de Droit Pénal Etranger et de Criminologie (Freiburg im Br., Allemagne), et à l´Université Albert Ludwigs, Institut de Droit Pénal Economique (Freiburg im Br., Allemagne). Plusieurs publications dans le domaine du Droit Pénal et de la Médecine.

Joël Monéger

Paris

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Joël Monéger est professeur émérite à l’Université Paris-Dauphine et Doyen honoraire. Il est titulaire d’une chaire Jean Monnet ad personam, pour sa contribution au développement des études de droit européen, en France, en Pologne et aux Etats-Unis d’Amérique. Il a étudié à Poitiers, Paris et Londres. Diplômé en économie et finances à Sciences Po-Paris, il est docteur d’Etat de l’Université Paris-1 et past visiting Scholar at King’s college London. Il a enseigné dans de nombreux pays. En Afrique centrale où il a commencé sa carrière en 1970, avant d’enseigner à Orléans, puis à Casablanca, au Maroc. De 1993 à 2015, il a été professeur invité dans plusieurs universités américaines : Saint Louis Univ., Virginia School of Law, LSU, Tulane, Loyola in NO; en Allemagne (Hamburg, Bochum, Francfurt), en Espagne (Univ. autónoma de Madrid) en Argentine, etc. Il est membre élu du Conseil National du Droit, organisme de concertation entre les professions du Droit et les universités et de conseil auprès du ministre chargé des universités. Vice-Président honoraire de la Société de législation comparée et de l’Academic Society for Competition Law, il a dirigé de nombreuses thèses de doctorat dans ces domaines.

José A. Moreno Rodríguez

Asunción

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LL.M Harvard, 1993. Member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT. Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration. Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States. Member of the Working Group of The Hague Conference on Private International Law regarding the Hague Principles on International Contracts. President of the American Association of Private International Law. Professor and Visiting Professor of several universities, among them, Heidelberg and Paris II. www.jmoreno.info.

David Oppenheimer

Berkeley

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David B. Oppenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. He is the author of many scholarly articles on civil rights history, racism, anti-discrimination law, affirmative action, and comparative equality law, and has tried over twenty discrimination law cases. His co-authored books include Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions and Commentary (Foundation Press 2012) (with Sheila Foster and Sora Han); teaching materials on discrimination law and civil procedure; the award-winning Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society (University of California Press 2003) (with Brown, Carnoy, Currie, Duster, Shultz and Wellman); and chapters in MacKinnon and Siegel’s Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (Yale University Press 2003) and Friedman’s Employment Discrimination Stories (Foundation Press 2006). Professor Oppenheimer has presented scholarly papers at numerous universities, and at the annual meetings of the Association of American Law Schools and the American Political Science Association.

Didier Opertti Badán

Montevideo

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Didier Opertti Badán, né le 23 avril 1937, en Uruguay Avocat et docteur en sciences sociaux, Université de la République, 1960. Professeur de droit international privé á l’Université de la Republique (1961-2005),á l´Université catholique de Uruguay (1986-2012), Professeur de droit de l’intégration á l´Université de Montevideo (2010-2014). Professeur invité en diverses universités. Professeur de droit international privé au cours annuel de droit international du Comité jurídique interaméricain , OEA, Río de Janeiro(975-1982, 1991. 2002 et 2005 )et Codirecteur dudit cours (1979-1981). Professeur  dans le cadre de la session de cours de droit international privé de l´Académie de la Haye(1983), et conférencier pour l´ouverture de la session en 2012. Ministre de l’Intérieur (1995-98) et des Relations extérieurs (1998-2005), Président de l´Assemblée générale des Nations Unies (1998-99) ; Secrétaire général  de l´Association latino-américaine de l´intégration (ALADI) (2004-2008). Membre de la Commission du droit international des Nations Unies (1997-2006) ; Membre du Conseil de l´UNIDROIT (2004-2013).

Salvatore Patti

Rome

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Prof. Avv. Salvatore Lucio Patti was admitted to the National Italian Bar in 1974, while he was certified to plead before the Italian Supreme Court in 1987. After his professorship at the Universities of Sassari and Trieste, since 1995 he is Professor of Private Law (Ordinario di Diritto Privato) at the University of Rome I “La Sapienza”. Besides, Prof. Patti has lectured at the Universities of Zürich, Saarbrücken, Freiburg, Bochum and at the University Bocconi of Milan. He has been a member of the Commission on European Family Law and of various associations, among others, the Scientific Committee of the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura. Prof. Patti is currently member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung. He is author of more than 300 scientific publications in many languages as well as scientific director of the review “Familia” and editor or co-editor of various law reviews. In 1978 he received the “Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana” order for academic services. Moreover, in 2002 he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit, First Class, of the Federal Republic of Germany for his work in connection with German-Italian legal relationships.

Mónica Pinto

Buenos Aires

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Mónica Pinto is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights Law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School where she is currently the Dean. She has been visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Paris I & II, Rouen; has taught at the Hague Academy on International Law, at the European and Inter-American Institutes on Human Rights. Ms. Pinto serves as Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers for the UN Human Rights Council. By the past she has held mandates on the situation of human rights in Guatemala and Chad for the UN. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Nominations for the International Criminal Court.  She sits at the administrative tribunals of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. She has appeared before different human rights bodies, arbitral tribunals and the International Court of Justice in different capacities, as a counsel, as an expert and as an arbitrator.  Ms. Pinto is an Associate Member of the Institut de droit international and is affiliated to the American, the French and the European Societies of International Law as well as to the International Law Association and the Argentine Council on International Relations.

Marek Safjan

Varsovie / Luxembourg

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Marek Safjan is a judge at the European Court of Justice and a professor at the University of Warsaw, where he previously directed the Civil Law Institute and served as Vice-Rector. Prior to his appointment to the ECJ, he was the President of the Polish Constitutional Court and has represented Poland before the Bioethics Committee of the Council of Europe. Former Secretary-General of the Polish section of the French Association “Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française”, Judge Safjan is, among others, member of the Helsinki Committee in Poland, member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the International Association Law, Ethics and Science. He has been awarded the Pro Merito Medal by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe and is Doctor honoris causa of the European University Institute. Judge Safjan is the author of a very large number of publications in the fields of civil law, medical law and European law.

Calixto Salomão Filho

São Paulo

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Law School of the University of São Paulo (LL.B., 1988; Post Doctoral Degree, 1996); University of Rome, Italy (Ph.D., Comparative Commercial Law, 1992); Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationals Privatrecht of Hamburg (visiting fellow – 1991/1992 and 1993); Yale Law School (visiting scholar – 1994/1995, visiting fellow, John M. Olin Fellowship for Studies in Capitalism,  1999); Full Professor of Commercial and Economic Law of the University of São Paulo (2002), Professor of law, Institut d´études politiques – “Science Po”, Paris, France (since 2.007). Recent publications: Monopolies and underdevelopment – from colonial past to global reality, E. Elgar, 2,015, Legal theory of economic power, E.Elgar, 2011, Histoire critique des monopoles, LGDJ, 2.010, Teoria critico estruturalista do direito commercial, Marcial Pons, 2.015, Direito concorrencial, Malheiros, 2.013.

Geneviève Saumier

Montréal

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A recognized expert in private international law, Professor Saumier’s focuses on consumer law, the resolution of international disputes and cross-border class actions. Her papers on private international law and on consumer arbitration have been cited many times by the Supreme Court of Canada. Beyond these subjects, Professor Saumier also teaches law of civil liability and civil procedure. She recently received an SSHRC grant to research the theory and practice of international jurisdiction in the judicial and arbitral settings. An elected Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the American Association of Private International Law, she is also a member of the board of the Office de la protection du consommateur since 2012. Full Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2014-)

Achim Seifert

Jena

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Achim Seifert is Full Professor of Civil Law, German and European Labor Law and Comparative Law at the University of Jena (since 2011). He holds both German State Exams in Law and a PhD of the University of Frankfurt (1998). After his Habilitation [Post-Doc] in 2006 and several short-term Replacements at the Universities of Frankfurt and Trier (2006-2008), he became an Associate Professor of European and International Labor Law at the University of Luxembourg (2008). His main fields of interest are the Labor Law of the European Union and Comparative Labor Law, including the methodology of Comparative Law. Achim SEIFERT serves as co-editor of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal and is a member of the editorial board of the European Labour Law Journal as well as of the Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Bordeaux, Nantes and Luigi Bocconi in Milan.

Leonardo Slinger

Montevideo

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Leonardo Slinger, abogado, desarrolla sus actividades principalmente en el Departamento Laboral. Es Profesor Adjunto de Derecho Laboral de la Universidad de la República, de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay y de la Universidad de Montevideo.  Su práctica incluye el asesoramiento en contratación laboral, reorganizaciones empresariales, así como en negociaciones con gremios en casos de conflictos colectivos y temas de seguridad social.  Es especialista en derecho laboral.  También es el coordinador del Departamento Contencioso, brindando asistencia en juicios laborales, civiles y comerciales.  Es miembro de la Asociación Uruguaya de Derecho del Trabajo y Vice Presidente de la Asociación Uruguaya de Relaciones Laborales. Es autor de distintas publicaciones en temas laborales. Reconocido por prestigiosas publicaciones internacionales legales tales como “Chambers & Partners”, “PLC Which Lawyer”, “Latin Lawyer”, “Who´s Who Legal” por su destacado desempeño en el área de Derecho Laboral y Litigios.

Dina Walked

Caire / Paris

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Dina Waked is an Assistant Professor at Sciences Po. Law  School in Paris. She holds an LL.M. (masters of law) and an S.J.D. (doctor of judicial science) from Harvard Law School. Her dissertation was awarded the 2012 Harvard John M. Olin Law & Economics Prize. She also holds a Licence en droit from Cairo University Faculty of Law and a B.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo. Since 2007, Waked has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Sciences Po. Paris and Menton campuses, SKEMA Businesses School / ESC Lille and the American University in Cairo. She teaches Comparative Competition Law and Economic Policy, Global Antitrust and Development, Law and Economics, International Business Law, International Trade Law, and Law in the Middle East. Her research and publications explore issues linked to competition, development, critical law and economics, and economic growth and distribution in the Global South. She is also a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and has advised a number of firms on competition law compliance and related issues. She has also consulted in the assessment of competition law reforms in several developing countries.

Dan Wei

Macao

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Wei Dan is Full Professor of the Faculty of Law at University of Macau. She served as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and Editor-in-Chief of Macau Law Review. Her interests include international economic law, arbitration, consumer law and labor law. Wei is currently the Rapporteur of Committee of International protection of Consumers of Law Association (ILA)ILA, board member of International Association of Consumer Law (IACL), Council member of WTO Research Society of China Law Society, Council member of China Association for Consumer Protection Research of China Law Society, , arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC),  arbitrator of Arbitration Center of World Trade Center of Macau, invited Expert of the Center for Ascertainment of Foreign Law of the Supreme People’s Court of People’s Republic of China , invited expert-collaborator of Ministry of Justice of Brazil. She is the series editor of Springer “Laws of Emerging Economies” and visiting professor of various universities in mainland China, Portugal and Brazil.

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