Workshop on vested rights theory and conference on protection of adults in Ferrara

The Department of Law of the University of Ferrara will host, on 3 April 2014, the fourth Ferrara Workshop on Private International Law (see here and here for previous editions). The invited speaker, Samuel Fulli-Lemaire (Paris II) will give a presentationtitled “The vested rights theory: relevant at last or as useless as ever?”. He will be joined in the discussion by Fabrizio Marongiu Buonaiuti (University of Macerata) and Giulia Rossolillo (University of Pavia).

conference (in Italian) will be held on 4 April concerning the international protection of vulnerable adults in view of the possible ratification of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 by Italy.

The conference will consist of two sessions, chaired by Stefania Bariatti (University of Milan) and Cristina Campiglio (University of Pavia). The first session will provide an illustration of the Convention. The second will address the main issues surrounding its implementation in the Italian legal order and the coordination of uniform and national rules.

Speakers include academics, judges, notaries, lawyers, officials from the Italian Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs as well as representatives of ONGs working in the field of disability rights. The conference will be opened by Francesco Azzarello, Ambassador of Italy in theNetherlands.

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About Gilles Cuniberti

Gilles Cuniberti is a professor of law at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, he taught for 10 years at the Faculty of Law of Paris 12 University (Paris Val-de-Marne). His primary teaching and research interests are comparative law, conflict of laws, international arbitration and international litigation. He is a regular contributor to the Journal de Droit International (Clunet). He has been a visiting faculty at Duke Law School, Renmin University of China and Sheffield Hallam University. He holds a Doctorate in Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. He was also a Paris-Oxford Doctoral Program Scholar for a year at Trinity College, Oxford. He is admitted to the Paris Bar and practiced on a part-time basis in the Paris office of a leading English firm from 1999 to 2004. SELECTED ARTICLES: Beyond Contract - The Case for Default Arbitration in International commercial Disputes, 32 FORDHAM INT'L L.J. 417 (2009) Le principe de territorialité des voies d'exécution, JOURNAL DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL 2008.963 The Recognition of Judgments Lacking Reasons in Europe: Access to Justice, Foreign Court Avoidance and Efficiency, 57 INT’L & COMP. L. Q. 25 (2008) L’apprezzamento dell’efficacia della clausola arbitrale da parte del giudice statale : un conflitto tra Italia e Francia, 21 DIRITTO COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE 2007.789 (with M. Winkler) E-mail: