Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

Personal data
First name: Aurelia
Titles: Prof. Dr. (Dr. jur.), Dr. (Dottore di ricerca), LL.M.
Born: Trieste (Italy), 24 October 1970
Nationality: Italian (by birth) and German (Einbürgerung 2004)

Present address
Address: Emmasingel 16
Postal code: 9726 AJ
City of residence: Groningen (The Netherlands)
Tel. (University of Groningen): +31 50 36 35687
Tel. (private): +31 631 392 105
E-Mail: A.L.B.Colombi.Ciacchi@rug.nl

Language skills
Proficient user of Italian (native), English, Dutch, and German (speaking, writing, reading and listening)
Independent user of French for what concerns speaking, writing and listening.
Basic user of Spanish for what concerns speaking, writing and listening.
Proficient user of French, Spanish and Portuguese for what concerns reading.
Basic user of Danish, Romanian and Swedish for what concerns reading.

Educational and employment record
1. October 2010 – present:  Full professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), Endowed Chair ‘Law and Governance’, Member of the Board of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG)
2. October 2010 – January 2016: Academic Director of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCL)
3. January 2010 – September 2010: Reader (Lektor) at the Law Faculty of the University of Bremen and the Hanse Law School (Bremen, Germany): European Private Law, European Constitutional Law and European Administrative Law
4. August 2007 – December 2009: Senior Researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Bremen (Germany); Senior Lecturer in Comparative Law at the Hanse Law School, Bremen; Fellow of the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP)
5. April 2005 – July 2007: Senior Researcher at ZERP
6. April 2004 – April 2005: Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK), Institute of European and Comparative Law
7. May 2004: PhD (Dr. jur.) at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (summa cum laude)
8. 2002 – 2010: Lecturer in Comparative Law at the Hanse Law School, Bremen
9. May 2000 – March 2004: Research Fellow in European Private Law at ZERP
10. May 1995 – April 2000: Junior Researcher at the University of Kiel, Germany
11. June 1998: Dottorato di ricerca (PhD) in Comparative Economic and Environmental Law at the Universities of Trieste and Bergamo
12. July – August 1997: Visiting Researcher at the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (USA)
13. March 1997 Magister Legum (LL.M.) at the University of Kiel, Germany (master thesis: summa cum laude)
14. 1996 – 2000: Assistant researcher („Cultore della materia“) in Private Law at the University of Rome „La Sapienza“ (Chair: Prof. Salvatore Patti)
15. 1994 – 1995: Collaboration with the law firm „Giadrossi“ in Trieste
16. July 1994: Law Degree (Laurea in giurisprudenza) at the University of Trieste
17. 1994: Visiting student at the Universities of Augsburg and Munich
18. July 1989: A-Level (Maturità scientifica) in Monfalcone, Italy

Other professional commitments
Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. Publisher: Brill

Leadership of international research projects and networks

1. 2012 – present: Co-ordination of the project and network “Immoral Contracts in Europe”
Scientific supervision: A. Colombi Ciacchi, Z. Mansoor (University of Groningen) and C. Mak (University of Amsterdam)
In 2012, the research group on “Immoral Contracts in Europe” was instituted in the framework of the international comparative law project „The Common Core of European Private Law“. This group includes country reporters from 27 EU Member States. A book publication is planned for 2019 with Intersentia, Cambridge.

2. 2003 – 2010: Co-ordination of the project and network „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union“
Scientific supervision: A. Colombi Ciacchi, G. Brüggemeier (University of Bremen) and S. Weatherill (University of Oxford).
The Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge (TOK) project „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union“ was planned in 2003 and funded by the European Community between April 2004 and March 2007. After the termination of the Community funding, the network established by this project has continued its activity with regard to the preparation of a major international joint publication.
Thank to this Marie Curie project, the ZERP/University of Bremen has been able to host a large number of excellent professors and researchers from several European countries, appointed as Marie Curie Fellows: Prof. Sjef van Erp (University of Maastricht), Dr. Rebecca Parry (University of Leicester), Prof. Gerard McCormack (University of Manchester), Dr. Gina Gioia (University of Padua), Dr. Mel Kenny (University of Luzern), Prof. Annina Persson (University of Stockholm), Dr. Francesca Fiorentini (University of Trieste), Prof. Spelča Mežnar (University of Lubjiana), Prof. Tuulikki Mikkola (University of Lappland), Prof. Irene Kull (University of Tartu), Prof. Morten Fogt (University of Aarhus), Prof. Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell (University Carlos III of Madrid).
Further professors and experienced researchers joined the project as country reporters and authors of contributions in the project publications, so that in the final composition of the network, scholars from 21 EU Member States were involved.
Major publications:
• A. Colombi Ciacchi and S. Weatherill (eds), Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe: The Case of Personal Suretyships, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
• A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2007
• A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), The Protection from Unfair Suretyships in Europe, 13 European Review of Private Law 2005, Special Issue, Nr. 3

3. 2000 – 2009: Co-ordination of the project and network „Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union“
Scientific supervision: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi (University of Bremen) and G. Comandé (Scuola S. Anna, Pisa).
The Research Training Network (RTN) „Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union“ was conceived in 2000 and funded by the EC between October 2002 and September 2006. This enabled the appointment of 24 young scholars of 13 different nationalities.
Network members: Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) (France), ZERP/University of Bremen (Germany), Scuola S. Anna, Pisa (Italy), Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’ (Italy), Universiteit Leiden (the Netherlands), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), Universitat de Girona (Spain), Stockholm Universitet (Sweden), East Anglia University – The Norwich Law School (UK).
Major publications:
• G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. 1, A Comparative Overview, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
• G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. 2, Comparative Analyses of Selected Case Patterns, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010

4. 2000 – 2009: Co-ordination of the project and network „Personality Rights in European Tort Law“
Project co-ordinators: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan.
A research group on “Personality Rights in European Tort Law“ was established in 2000-2001 in the framework of the international comparative law project „The Common Core of European Private Law“. The group included experienced scholars from 14 countries: Austria (Prof. B. Schilcher, Dr. P. Schwarzenegger, U. Hammerschall and A. Warzilek) Belgium (Prof. B. Weyts and Prof. F. Swennen), Finland (Prof. J. Bärlund), France (Dr. A. Lucas-Schlötter), Germany (Prof. A. Halfmeier and Prof. N. Peifer), Greece (Prof. S. Stavridou and Dr. P. Rigopoulos, Ireland (Dr. P. O’Callaghan and E. O’Dell), Italy (Prof. G. Resta), the Netherlands (Prof. C. Sieburgh), Portugal (Prof. P. Pais de Vasconcelos), Spain (Dr. J.A. Ruiz Garcia and Dr. C. Gómes), Switzerland (Prof. F. Werro), the UK (Prof. J.W.G. Blackie, Prof. G. Howells, Prof. P. Rott and Prof. L.J.Smith) and the USA (Prof. J. Page).
Major publication:
• G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan (eds), Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010

Fundraising experience

2001: Planning (together with G. Brüggemeier and G. Comandé), preparation and submission of the proposal for a Research Training Network „Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union“.
The network, composed of nine research institutions from eight Member States of the EU, was selected for funding by the European Commission and then funded from 2002 until 2006 for a total amount of 1.500.000 EUR.

2003: Planning, preparation and submission of the proposal for a Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge project „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union“.
The project, based on a partnership between the ZERP/University of Bremen and the University of Oxford, was selected for funding by the European Commission and then funded from 2004 until 2007 for a total amount of ca. 540.000 EUR.

2006: Planning, preparation and submission of the proposal for the 3-years research project “Rechtsvergleichung und Grenzen der Rechtsangleichung: Die Unwirksamkeit überfordernder Bürgschaften von Nicht-Unternehmern in Europa“.
The project was selected for funding by the Central Research Funding Office (Zentrale Forschungsförderung) of Bremen University, and then funded from 2007 until 2009, for a total amount of ca. 150.000 EUR.

2018: Leader of the Groningen team within the Horizon2020 JUST-AG project „Fundamental Rights in Courts and Regulation“ (FRICoRe). Coordinating institution: University of Trento. Consortium: six academic and two non-academic institutions from six EU Member States.
The project has been selected for funding by the European Commission. The Grant Agreement was signed in December 2018.

Teaching experience

1. November 2018:Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

2. September-October 2018 Bachelor course “European Law” (Working Group 3 and Working Group 6), University of Groningen, 4 hours per week – English language

3. April – June 2018: Master course “Legal English” – together with Ms. Charlotte Lane (University of Groningen), 2 hours per week – English language

4. November – 2017: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

5. April – June 2017: Master course “Legal English” – together with Dr. Zeeshan Mansoor (University of Groningen), 2 hours per week – English language

6. January – February 2017: Graduate School training workshop “Improving your Teaching and Presentation Skills” (University of Groningen), 16 hours – English language

7. November 2016: Class (for master students and PhD students) “Methods of Comparative Law Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

8. November 2016: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

9. November 2015: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

10. August 2015: Graduate School “Presentation Training” class, 6 hours – English language

11. November 2014: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

12. March 2014: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

13. November 2013: Honours College class “Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

14. March 2013: Honours College class “Social Rights, Human Dignity and European Contract Law” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

15. November 2012: Honours College class “Substantive Freedom of Contract as a Fundamental Right in Europe” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

16. April 2012:  Masterclass “Law and Governance” (University of Groningen, Law Faculty), 5 hours – English language

17. April 2012: Honours College class “Substantive Freedom of Contract as a Fundamental Right in Europe” (University of Groningen), 2 hours – English language

18. July 2011: European Fundamental Rights, Private Law and Judicial Governance (Special Course, European University Institute, Florence), 6 hours – English language

19. June 2011: L’atto di volontà nel diritto tedesco – L’accordo nel diritto tedesco (Lectures for PhD students, University of Sassari), 4 hours – Italian language

20. Summer term 2010: Judicial Protection (Master in European Law, University of Bremen), 2 hours per week – English language

21.Summer term 2010: International Law of Civil Procedure (Master in European Law, University of Bremen), 2 hours per week – English language

22. Summer term 2010: Comparative and International Elements of Contract Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 2 hours per week – German and English language

23. Summer term 2010: Private International Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 2 hours per week – English language

24. Winter term 2009/2010: Introduction to Comparative Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 2 hours per week – English language

25. Winter term 2007/2008: Introduction to Comparative Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 2 hours per week – English and German language (together with M. Ojo)

26. Winter term 2006/2007: Introduction to Comparative Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 4 hours per week – English and German language (together with P. O’Callaghan, C. Forrest, G. Brüggemeier and K. Plett)

27. Winter term 2005/2006: Introduction to Comparative Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 4 hours per week – English and German language (together with M. Kenny)

28. Winter term 2002/2003: Introduction to Comparative Law (Hanse Law School, Bremen), 4 hours per week – English and German language (together with L.J. Smith)

29. Summer term 1999: Italian Legal Terminology, University of Kiel, 2 hours per week – German language

30. Winter term 1998/1999: Introduction to Italian Law, University of Kiel, 2 hours per week – German language

31. Summer term 1998: Italian Legal Terminology, University of Kiel, 2 hours per week – German language

32. Winter term 1997/1998: Introduction to Italian Private Law, University of Kiel, 2 hours per week – German language (together with N. Peifer)

Supervision and mentoring of doctoral students, post-doc researchers, and other early-stage researchers

1. Since 2017: First supervisor of the doctoral student Anne Kamphorst

2. 2016 – 2017: First supervisor of the post-doctoral researcher Zeeshan Mansoor

3. Since 2016: Second supervisor of the doctoral student Stanati Netipatalachoochote

4. Since 2014: Second supervisor of the doctoral student Enrique Santamaria

5. 2013 – 2016: First supervisor of the post-doctoral researcher Esther van Schagen

6. 2013 – 2018: First supervisor of the doctoral student Jilles Hazenberg

7. 2013 – 2018: First supervisor of the doctoral student Lottie Lane

8. 2013 – 2017: Second supervisor of the doctoral student Björn Hoops

9. 2011 – 2012: First supervisor of the post-doctoral researcher Charlotte Pavillon

10. 2011 – 2012: First supervisor of the doctoral student Kim Harkness

11. 2011 – 2016: First supervisor of the doctoral student Zeeshan Mansoor

12. 2011 – 2016: First supervisor of the doctoral student Adam McCann

13. 2007 – 2009: Mentor of the doctoral student Isabell Hensel

14. 2007 – 2010: Mentor of the early-stage researcher Marianne Ojo

15. 2005 – 2007: Mentor of the early-stage researcher Carol Forrest

16. 2003 – 2007: Mentor (together with Gert Brüggemeier) of the doctoral student and early-stage researcher Patrick O’Callaghan

17. 2006: Mentor (together with Christoph Schmid and Gert Brüggemeier) of the doctoral student and early-stage researcher Philip Beckmann in the framework of the publications arisen out of the EC-funded Research Training Network „Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union“

18. 2003 – 2006: Mentor (together with Gert Brüggemeier) of the doctoral student and early-stage researcher Nuno Ferreira

19. 2002 – 2006: Mentor (together with Gert Brüggemeier) of the doctoral student and early-stage researchers Joanna Krzeminska und Teresa Russo“

Leaderships and memberships

1. Since 2017: Member of the Society (Genootschap) “Pro Escolendo De Iure Patrio”

2. Since 2016: Chair of the Internationalisation Committee (commissie internationalisering) of the Law Faculty, University of Groningen

3. Since 2014: Chair of the ´Contract´ group within the international comparative law project `The Common Core of European Private Law´

4. 2014 – 2015 Leader of the Research Office of the Law Faculty, University of Groningen

5. 2014 – 2015: Chair of the Research Programming Board (programmaraad) of the Law Faculty, University of Groningen

6. Since 2013: Member of the Research Commission of the Law Faculty, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

7. Since 2012: Member of the Sustainable Society research group “Good Governance”

8. Since 2012: Member of the Sustainable Society research group “Diversity, Inclusion, Pluralism”

9. Since 2012: Leader of the research programme “Public Interest and Private Relationships” (PIPR) of the Groningen Law Faculty (together with F.T. Oldenhuis
until July 2016, together with M.H. ten Wolde since September 2016, together with C.M.D.S. Pavillon since March 2018)

10. Since 2012: Member of the Research Programming Board (programmaraad) of the Law Faculty, University of Groningen

11. 2011-2012: Member of the Commission for the Reform of the Faculty’s Research (Commissie Herijking Onderzoek), University of Groningen, Law Faculty

12. Since 2011: Member of the Human Rights Research Group, University of Groningen, Law Faculty

13. Since 2010: Member of the European Law Institute

14. Since 2010: Member of the Dutch Network of Women Professors

15. 2006-2010: Member of the Selection Board (Auswahlkommission) of the Hanse Law School, Bremen

16. Since 2004: Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)

17. Since 2003: Member of the “Study Group on Social Justice in European Private Law”

18. 2002-2010: Member of the Joint Board (Gemeinsame Kommission) and Examination Board (Prüfungsausschuss) of the Hanse Law School, Bremen

19. 2002-2016: Member of the Association “Vereinigung für den Gedankenaustausch zwischen deutschen und italienischen Juristen e.V.“

20. Since 2001: Member of the “Society of European Contract Law” (SECOLA)

21. Since 2000: Member of the group „The Common Core of European Private Law“

22. 2000-2010: Member of the “Gesellschaft junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler e.V.“

23. 1997-2014: Member of the „Associazione per gli scambi culturali tra giuristi italiani e tedeschi“

Visiting professorships

1. January 2013 – August 2013: Visiting scholar at the Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Erfurt (Germany)

2. May – June 2011: Visiting professor at the University of Sassari (Italy)

Organisation and chairship of conferences, workshops and seminars

2018
Chair (and Discussant) of Panel 4 within the PhD workshop “New Directions of Law and Governance” of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance, Campus Fryslan, Leeuwarden, 28 November 2018

2018
Chair of the panel “Contemporary challenges within the European Legal Order” at the international conference “Legal Developments in Europe and the Future of European Rule of Law” (11th Conference of the Legal Research Network), Göttingen, 4-7 September 2018

2012-2018
(with C. Mak and Z. Mansoor) Organisation and chair of the meetings of the project „Immoral Contracts in Europe“ in the framework of the project „The Common Core of European Private Law“: Torino, 22-23 June 2012; Torino, 15-16 November 2013; Torino, 14-15 November 2014; Gothenburg, 12-13 June 2015; Lecce, 11-12 November 2016; Torino, 7-8 July 2017; Palermo, 23-24 November 2018

2017
(with F. Nelissen and J. Hazenberg) Organisation of the international conference “Law and Sustainability” (10th Conference of the Legal Research Network), Groningen, 13-15 September 2017

2016
(with L.W. Gormley) Organisation and chair of the international conference “Law and Governance in a Crisis-Ridden European Union” (8th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance), Amsterdam, 18 November 2016

2016
Organisation and chair of the interdisciplinary seminar “Law and Ethics on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide”, Groningen, 2 June 2016

2016
Organisation and chair of the interdisciplinary seminar with Prof. Paul Rasor, ‘Hate Speech, Pluralism and the Many Faces of Tolerance’, Groningen, 25 May 2016

2016
Organisation and chair of the interdisciplinary workshop “Morality Judgments on Private Relationships”, Groningen, 21 March 2016

2014
Organisation and chair of the 6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance: “Comparative Law and Governance”, Groningen, 18-19 September 2014

2014
Organisation and chair (with L. Verstappen) of the panel “Human Rights, Non-State Actors and Multi-Level Regulatory Governance” at the international interdisciplinary conference “Regulatory Governance between Global and Local”, Barcelona, 25-27 June 2014

2013
Organisation and chair (with F. Oldenhuis) of the workshop of the PIPR programme “Towards Horizon2020: Public Interests and Private Relationships”, Groningen, 12 December 2013

2013
Organisation and chair of the seminar with Dr. Guido Acquaviva, “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Challenges of Fighting Terrorism through the Rule of Law“, Groningen, 17 October 2013

2013
Organisation and chair of the international conference “Content and effect of contracts: the CESL in the European multi-level system of governance”, Groningen, 31 May – 1 June 2013

2013
Organisation and chair of the seminar with Prof. Norbert Reich, “Principles of European Private Law”, Groningen, 22 April 2013

2012
Organisation and chair of the workshop “Governing Public Interests and Private Relationships for a Sustainable Society“, Groningen, 18 December 2012

2012
Organisation and chair of the international conference “Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law”, Groningen, 26-27 October 2012

2012
Organisation and chair of the panel “Law and Governance: Regulating Public Interests in Private Relationships” at the conference „New Perspectives on Regulation, Governance and Learning“, Exeter, 27-29 June 2012

2011
Organisation and chair of the conference “Governance Meets Law”, Groningen, 23-24 June 2011

2011
(with J. Mifsud Bonnici, J. Houtman and L. Verstappen), Organisation and chair of the workshop “Applying for EU Research Funds”, Groningen, 28 April 2011

2006
Chair of the workshop „Family and Credit“ in the framework of the 6th International Conference on Financial Services „Responsible Credit“, Brussels, 28-29 April 2006

2006
(with L. Kähler) Organisation and chair of the 1st Habilitanden-Kolloquium, Berlin, 11 March 2006

2005
(with A. Halfmeier, P. Rott, O. Deinert, T. Kolle und S. Thalheim) Organisation and chair of the 16th Conference of the Young Civil Lawyers Society (Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler), „Zugang und Ausschluss als Gegenstand des Privatrechts“, Bremen, 14-17 September 2005

2004-2007
Organisation and chair of the conferences of the Marie Curie Host Fellowships for the Transfer of Knowledge project „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union“:
1. Round Table „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union: Constitutional Dimension and Empirical Framework, Bremen, 30 November 2004
2. Conference “Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity”, Bremen, 14-15 Oktober 2005
3. Conference “Unfair Suretyships in the Enlarged European Union”, Bremen, 3-4 November 2006

2003-2006
(with G. Brüggemeier und G. Comandé) Organisation and chair of the general meetings and workshops of the Research Training Network „Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union“:
1. General Meeting: Pisa, 20-22 February 2003
2. General Meeting: Coimbra, 18-20 March 2004
3. General Meeting (Mid Term Review): Pisa, 11-13 November 2004
4. General Meeting: Stockholm, 1-5 September 2005
5. General Meeting: Norwich, 25-26 March 2005
6. General Meeting and Final Conference: Bremen, 15-16 September 2006
7. Workshop “Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union”, Bremen, 10 July 2003

2001-2007
(with G. Brüggemeier and P. O’Callaghan) Organisation and chair of the meetings of the project „Personality Rights in European Tort Law“ in the framework of the project „The Common Core of European Private Law“:
Trento, 13 July 2001 (with G. Brüggemeier)
Trento, 5 July 2002 (with G. Brüggemeier)
Trento, 18 July 2003 (with G. Brüggemeier)
Trento, 9 July 2004 (with G. Brüggemeier)
Trento, 10 June 2005 (with G. Brüggemeier und P. O’Callaghan)
Trento, 30 June 2006 (with G. Brüggemeier und P. O’Callaghan)
Turin, 6 July 2007 (with G. Brüggemeier und P. O’Callaghan)

Conference speeches, seminars and invited talks

2018 – “Mapping the European Landscape: Models of Application of European Fundamental Rights by Civil Courts in Light of the European Rule of Law”, Speech at the international conference “Legal Developments in Europe and the Future of European Rule of Law” (11th Conference of the Legal Research Network), Göttingen, 4-7 September 2018

2018 – “General Principles in EU Private Law”, Discussant Speech at the International conference “Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law”, Leicester, 29-30 June 2018

2017 – “EU-Grundrechte und Privatrecht in den Niederlanden”, Invited speech at the University of Münster (Germany), 29 November 2017

2017 – “Good Governance: An Interdisciplinary Discourse”, Invited closing speech (plenary session) at the Second Expert Round Table on Impact Assessments in EU Contract Law, University of Oxford, 23 November 2017

2017 – “Human Rights Obligations of Business Actors?”, Invited speech at the University of Bolton (UK), 22 November 2017

2017 – “Judicial Governance in European Private Law”, Invited closing speech (plenary session) at the international conference ‘Judges in Utopia. Judicial law-making in European private law’, Amsterdam, 27-28 September 2017

2017 – “Fundamental Rights Horizontality: A Comparison of Different European Identities?”, Speech at the 24th International Conference of Europeanists ‘Sustainability and Transformation’, University of Glasgow, UK, 12-14 July 2017

2017 – “European Fundamental Rights and Private Law: Different Legal Families”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the international conference ‘European Dimensions of Individual Status’, University of Malta, 3 July 2017

2017 – “EU Fundamental Rights and Private Litigations in the Digital Era: Lessons from Norbert Reich”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the 1st International Norbert Reich Memorial Seminar – ‘Norbert Reich: Revolutions, Realignments, Rights and Principles’, Riga, 29 June 2017

2017 – “The Judicial Protection of Freedom of Expression in Private Litigations”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the conference ‘In Search of the European Doctrine of the Freedom of Speech’, Poznan, 23-24 March 2017

2016 – “Conformity under the draft Directive on the supply of digital content: legal framework and policy aspects”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the conference ‘Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content: Regulatory Challenges and Gaps’, Münster, 27-28 October 2016

2016 – “New institutional alternatives in European private law”, Invited short speech (closing plenary session) at the CSECL Birthday Conference ‘European Private Law at the Time of Growing Inequality’, Amsterdam, 30 September 2016

2016 – “Governance privata, pubblica e giudiziale: il bilanciamento di diritti fondamentali europei in rapporti privati nella giurisprudenza della corte europea”, Invited speech at the conference “Perspektiven italienisch-deutscher Rechtsforschung im Zeichen der europäischen Krise – Profili di ricerca giuridica italo-tedesca in tempi di crisi europea”, Bremen, 16 September 2016

2016 – “Gli obblighi positivi di protezione dello Stato e il diritto privato: L’efficacia orizzontale dei diritti fondamentali”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the conference ‘I diritti fondamentali in Europa e il diritto privato’, Rome, 22 April 2016

2015 – “EU-Grundrechte und Privatrecht in den Niederlanden”, Invited speech at the University of Münster (Germany), 30 November 2015

2015 – Introductory speech at the conference ‘Human Rights Research Methodologies’ (Annual Research Day of the School of Human Rights Research), Groningen, 25 November 2015

2015 – “Public/Private and Judicial Governance in the Digital Era: Solutions from EU Case Law”, Invited speech (plenary session) at the 7th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance, Amsterdam, 18 November 2015

2015 – Invited panel discussant (plenary session) at the conference in occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Research Master in Law, University of Groningen, 15 October 2015

2015 – “Improving your Teaching and Presentation Skills”, Invited speech at the PhD Research Lunch, University of Groningen, Law Faculty, 13 October 2015

2015 – Concluding report (plenary session) as chair of the ‘Contract’ group at the 21st annual international conference “The Common Core of European Private Law”, Gothenburg, 13 June 2015

2015 – Welcome speech at the international seminar “Health & Human Rights on the Ground”, University of Groningen, 29 May 2015

2015 – Invited panel discussant (plenary session) at the international conference “Interaction between Legal Systems: Room for Reflection”, Leiden, 21-23 January 2015

2014 – “Comparative Law in the Age of Governance”, Speech (plenary session) at the international conference “Comparative Law and Governance”, Groningen, 18-19 September 2014

2014 – “The Double Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights between EU and National Law”, Speech (plenary session) at the international conference “The Interface of European and National Law”, Bristol, 3-4 September 2014

2014 – „Private Law, EU Fundamental Rights and Judicial Governance“, Speech (plenary session) at the international conference „Law, Governance and Behavioral Economics – an interdisciplinary research perspective“, Graz, 28 April 2014

2013 – Presentation of my research projects at the Sustainable Society workshop in Brussels, 20-21 November 2013

2013 – Presentation of my research projects at the Sustainable Society workshop in Bremen, 8-9 October 2013

2013 – Introductory speech at the conference “Content and effect of contracts: the CESL in the European multi-level system of governance”, University of Groningen, 31 May – 1 June 2013

2013 – Two speeches at two different panels of the workshop “Judicial Cooperation in European Private Law”, European University Institute, Florence (Italy), 15-16 April 2013

2013 – “Good Neighbourliness and Fundamental Rights Based Interpretations of Public Policy Exceptions in EU Conflict of Laws”, Speech (plenary session) at the international conference “The Principle of Good Neighbourly Relations in Europe: Theory and Practice”, University of Groningen, 8 March 2013

2012 – “Il ruolo del giudice tra lex nazionale e ius europeo”, Speech (plenary session) at the conference of the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura: “I diritti fondamentali ed il diritto privato”, Rome, 13-15 November 2012

2012 – Introductory speech at the conference “Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law”, University of Groningen, 26-27 October 2012

2012 – Panel discussant (plenary session) at the official launch of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen, 14 September 2012

2012 – „Fundamental Rights and Non-Economic Interests in European Private Law“, Speech (plenary session) at the conference „The human face of the European Union: Humane enough?“, University of Manchester, 20 July 2012

2012 – „Fundamental Rights and Private Litigation in Europe: Societal Policies and Judicial Governance“, Speech at the conference „New Perspectives on Regulation, Governance and Learning“, University of Exeter, 27-29 June 2012

2012 – „Contract Governance und Recht: Vier Dimensionen“, Seminar at the Munich Center on Governance, Communication, Public Policy and Law (MCG) at LMU Munich, 14 May 2012

2012 – Laudatio at the ceremony for the nomination of Gerhard Hoogers as honorary professor of the Carl von Ossetzky Universität Oldenburg, University of Oldenburg, 11 May 2012

2012 – Speech at the PhD lunch, University of Groningen, Law Faculty, 27 March 2012

2012 – Speech at the „Vrouwennetwerk Groningen“, 5 March 2012

2011 – “Governance en rechtsgeleerd onderzoek”, Speech (plenary session) at the 3rd annual conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG), “Law & Governance: Voorbij de tweedeling tussen publiekrecht en privaatrecht”, University of Wageningen, 29 November 2011

2011 – “Taking Governance Seriously in Legal Research”, Inaugural Lecture at the University of Groningen, 27 September 2011

2011 – “European Fundamental Rights, Private Law and Judicial Governance”, Special Course, European University Institute, Florence, 5-7 July 2011

2011 – “Introduction” and “Comparative Remarks”, Speeches (plenary session) at the conference “Governance Meets Law”, University of Groningen, 23-24 June 2011

2011 – “L’atto di volontà nel diritto tedesco” – “L’accordo nel diritto tedesco”, Guest lectures at the University of Sassari, 6 June 2011

2011 – „What is ‚Law and Governance’“? Seminar at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, 9 May 2011

2011 – “Applying for EU Research Funds: Why? How? When?“, Workshop at the University of Groningen, Law Faculty, 28 April 2011

2011 – “Law and Governance: a research framework”, Seminar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1 February 2011

2010 – Panel discussant (plenary session) at the 2nd annual conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (NILG), „Public interests in private law“, Amsterdam, 9 November 2010

2010 – “Law and Governance in Harmony”, Speech at the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen, 7 October 2010

2010 – “Nationale und europäische Grundrechte im europäischen Privatrecht”, Speech (plenary session) at the conference “Die Instrumentalisierung des Privatrechts durch die Europäische Union. Privatrecht und Privatrechtskonzeptionen in der Entwicklung der europäischen Integrationsverfassung“, Bremen, 9 July 2010

2010 – „Strenghtening the Comparative Legal Method in Teaching and Research: Six Comments and Six Suggestions“, Speech (plenary session) at the conference „Hanse Law School in Perspective“, Oldenburg, 27-28 May 2010

2009 – “Materielle Vertragsfreiheit als Europäisches Grundrecht/ La libertà contrattuale in senso sostanziale come diritto fondamentale europeo”, Speech (plenary session) at the conference „Dimensioni Sociali del Diritto Privato in Europa”, Sassari/Porto Conte, 23-25 May 2009

2008 – “Freedom of Contract as Freedom from Unconscionable Contracts”, Speech (plenary session) at the conference “Conceptualising Unconscionability”, Durham, 8-9 September 2008

2008 – „Überfordernde Bürgschaften von Nicht-Unternehmen im europäischen Vergleich“, Guest lecture in comparative law at the University of Kassel, 27. May 2008

2007 – “Ein einheitliches Vertragsrecht für Europa? Pläne der EG-Institutionen und wissenschaftliche Projekte” – Guest lecture in comparative law at the University of Kassel, 12 December 2007

2007 – “The Constitutional Dimension of Freedom of Contract” – Guest lecture in comparative law at the University of Athens, 14 May 2007

2006 – “Introduction” and “Conclusive Remarks” – Speeches (plenary session) at the conference “Unfair Suretyships in the Enlarged European Union”, Bremen, 3-4 November 2006

2006 – “Social Rights, Human Dignity and European Contract Law” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference of the Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) “Constitutional Values and European Contract Law”, Berlin, 8-9 September 2006

2006 – “Die Privatwirkung der Grundrechte in Europa” – Speech at the 2nd Habilitanden-Kolloquium, Berlin, 20 May 2006

2006 – „Family and Credit: Does Consumer Credit Threaten Family Ties?“ – Opening speech at the workshops “Family and Credit” in the framework of the 6th International Conference on Financial Services „Responsible Credit“, Brussels, 28-29 April 2006

2006 – “Die Privatwirkung der Gemeinschaftsgrundrechte: Möglichkeit und Grenzen einer richterrechtlichen Angleichung der nationalen Schutzstandards gleicher europäischer Grundrechte“ – Invited talk at the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht („Club Mittelweg), Hamburg, 26 April 2006

2005 – “Presentation of the Project ‘Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union’” and “Comparative Remarks” – Speeches (plenary session) at the conference “Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity”, Bremen, 14-15 October 2005

2005 – “Constitutionalisation of European Contract Law: Judicial Convergence and Social Justice” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference “Social Justice in European Contract Law”, Paris, 22-23 September 2005

2005 – “Costituzione europea, diritto dei contratti e giustizia sociale” – Intervention at the conference “Social Justice in European Contract Law: a Manifesto”, Ferrara, 11 June 20052005 – „Judikative Harmonisierung des Privatrechts durch Drittwirkung der europäischen Grundrechte“ – Speech (plenary session) at the conference „“Judicial Governance“ im europäischen Privatrecht. Die Anforderungen an die europäische Judikative als Überforderung?“, Luzern, 8-9 April 2005

2005 – “Non-Legislative Harmonisation of Contract Law: Protection From Unfair Suretyships” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference “Harmonisation of European Contract Law: Implications for European Private Laws, Business and Legal Practice”, Oxford, 18-19 March 2005

2005 – “Unfair Suretyships in European Law” – Seminar at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford, 1 February 2005

2005 – “Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Social Justice” – Speech (plenary session) at the “Leiden-Munich-Oxford Joint Colloquium on Human Rights: Privacy”, Oxford, 7-8 January 2005

2004 – “Non-Legislative Harmonisation of Private Law under the European Constitution: The Case of Unfair Surety Agreements” – Speech at the Round Table „Protection from Unfair Suretyships in the European Union: Constitutional Dimension and Empirical Framework, Bremen, 30 November 2004

2004 – „Der Aktionsplan der Kommission für ein kohärenteres Vertragsrecht: Wo bleibt die Rückbindung an die Europäische Verfassung?“ – Speech (plenary session) at the 15th Conference of the Young Civil Lawyers Society (Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler) „Europäisches Privatrecht. Über die Verknüpfung von nationalem und Gemeinschaftsrecht“, Göttingen, 8-11 September 2004

2004 – “L’illecito penale colposo: nuovi sviluppi nella dogmatica tedesca” – Seminar at the University of Florence, 29 June 2004

2004 – “Der untaugliche Versuch: Deutschland und Italien im Vergleich” – Public speech in the framework of the PhD examination at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 19 May 2004

2003 – “L’attuazione in Germania della direttiva comunitaria sui ritardi di pagamento nelle transazioni commerciali” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference of the Associazione per gli scambi culturali tra giuristi italiani e tedeschi, Pesaro, 26-27 September 2003

2003 – “Validity of Unfair Suretyships in the EU” – Speech (plenary session) at the workshop “Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union”, Bremen, 10 July 2003

2002 – “La costituzione europea come fonte e motore del diritto privato europeo” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference of the Consiglio nazionale forense: “Diritto privato europeo: fonti ed effetti”, Rome, 7-8 November 2002

2001 – “Die Verpflichtung des Haftenden: Entschädigung und/oder Restitution?“ – Speech (plenary session) at the conference of the Europäischen Rechtsakademie: „Umwelthaftung in der EU/Environmental Liability in the EU“, Trier, 21-22 June 2001

2000 – „Die EG-Richtlinie zur Bekämpfung des Zahlungsverzugs im Geschäftsverkehr“ – ZERP Research Seminar, Bremen, 8 December 2000

1998 – “Il risarcimento del danno ambientale in Germania: nuovi sviluppi” – Speech (plenary session) at the conference der Associazione per gli scambi culturali tra giuristi italiani e tedeschi, Trieste, 17-18 April 1998

PUBLICATIONS

Books and book-like volumes
1) Immoral Contracts in Europe, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2019 (forthcoming) (ed. with C. Mak and Z. Mansoor)
2) Governance Meets Law: Relationships between Private-Public Governance and the Law in Europe and Beyond, 2019 (forthcoming) (ed.)
3) Contents and effects of contracts – Lessons to Learn from the Common European Sales Law, Berlin, New York: Springer, 2016 (ed.)
4) Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law, European Review of Private Law 2014, Special Issue, Nr. 3
5) Law and Governance: Beyond the Public-Private Law Divide, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2013, ed. with M. Heldeweg, B. van der Meulen and R. Neerhof
6) Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe: The Case of Personal Suretyships, Oxford University Press, 2010, ed. with S. Weatherill
7) Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. I, A Comparative Overview, Cambridge University Press, 2010, ed. with G. Brüggemeier and G. Comandé
8) Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. II, Comparative Analyses of Selected Case Patterns, Cambridge University Press, 2010, ed. with G. Brüggemeier and G. Comandé
9) Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010, ed. with G. Brüggemeier and P. O’Callaghan
10) Haftungsrecht im dritten Millennium – Liability in the third millennium, Liber Amicorum Gert Brüggemeier, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2009, ed. with C. Godt, P. Rott and L.J. Smith
11) Garanţiile personale oferite de personae fizice. Studiu de drept comparat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2009
12) Studii de drept privat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2008
13) Internationales Privatrecht, ordre public européen und Europäische Grundrechte, ZERP Discussion Paper No. 1/2008
14) Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2007 (ed.)
15) Zugang und Ausschluss als Gegenstand des Privatrechts, Jahrbuch Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler 2005, Stuttgart et al.: Boorberg, 2006, ed. with A. Halfmeier, P. Rott, O. Deinert, T. Kolle and S. Thalheim
16) The Protection from Unfair Suretyships in Europe, 13 European Review of Private Law 2005, Special Issue, Nr. 3
17) Fahrlässigkeit und Tatbestandsbestimmtheit: Deutschland und Italien im Vergleich, Köln, Berlin, München: Carl Heymanns Verlag, Schriften der Bucerius Law School, 2005
18) Il ruolo delle associazioni nel risarcimento del danno ambientale: l’esperienza italiana, tedesca e statunitense, Tesi di dottorato, Trieste, 1998

Articles and book chapters
19) Immoral Contracts in Europe: The First Common Core, in A. Colombi Ciacchi, C. Mak and Z. Mansoor (eds), Immoral Contracts in Europe, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2019 (forthcoming)
20) Twenty-eight Jurisdictions and Twelve Types of Morally Dubious Contracts: To What Extent is There a Common Core?, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2019 (forthcoming)
21) Comparative Remarks, in A. Colombi Ciacchi, C. Mak and Z. Mansoor (eds), Immoral Contracts in Europe, Intersentia, Cambridge, 2019 (forthcoming) (with C. Mak, Z. Mansoor and G. Erasmus)
22) Exploring the Relationship between Law and Governance: A Proposal, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), Governance Meets Law: Private-Public Governance and the Law in Europe and Beyond, 2019 (forthcoming) (with D. von der Pfordten)
23) Human Rights Norm Diffusion in Southeast Asia: Roles of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Ending Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines (with S. Netipatalachoochote and R. Holzhacker), Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, Vol. 2 No. 1 June 2018. pp. 248-285
24) European Fundamental Rights and Private Litigations: Judicial Dialogue and Judicial Governance, in: F. Cafaggi and S. Law (eds), European Private Law and Judicial Dialogue, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, 208-222
25) ‘Conformity’, in: R. Schulze (ed.), Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content: Regulatory Challenges and Gaps, Baden Baden: Nomos 2017, 99-125 (with E. van Schagen)
26) European Fundamental Rights and Private Law: The Dutch System in the Context of Different Legal Families, in: B. Heiderhoff, S. Lohsse und R. Schulze (eds), EU-Grundrechte und Privatrecht, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2016, 203-226
27) Fundamental Rights and Humaneness in European Private Law: The Case of Health Care, in: N. Ferreira and D. Kostakopoulou (eds), The Human Face of the European Union: Are EU Law and Policy Humane Enough?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 104-130 (with A. McCann)
28) Van een optioneel kooprecht naar een volledig geharmoniseerd online én offline digitaal kooprecht? 33 Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht 2016, 152-158 (with E. van Schagen)
29) Contents and effects of contracts: Lessons to Learn from the Common European Sales Law, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), Contents and effects of contracts – Lessons to Learn from the Common European Sales Law, Berlin, New York: Springer, 2016, 3-10
30) Good Neighbourliness and Fundamental Rights Based Interpretations of Public-Policy Clauses in EU Conflict of Law, in: D. Kochenov and E. Basheska (eds), Good Neighbourliness in the European Legal Context, Brill Nijhoff 2015, 79-93
31) Judicial Governance in Private Law through the Application of Fundamental Rights, Austrian Law Journal, 2014, 120-134
32) The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights in the Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, in: E.-W. Luthe, U. Meyerholt and R. Wolf (eds), Der Rechtsstaat zwischen Ökonomie und Ökologie. Festschrift Götz Frank zum 70. Geburtstag, Mohr Siebeck, 2014, 175-195
33) Public Policy Exceptions in European Private Law: A New Research Project, 22 European Review of Private Law, 2014, Vol. 5, 605-610
34) European Fundamental Rights, Private Law and Judicial Governance, in: H. Micklitz (ed.), The Constitutionalisation of European Private Law, Oxford University Press, 2014, 102-136
35) How Would ‘Hammock-like’ Cases be Dealt with in Seven European Jurisdictions? Comparative Observations, European Review of Private Law, 2014, 153-156 (with A. McCann and F. Oldenhuis)
36) Liability for Defective Immovable Things: the ‘Hammock’ Case, European Review of Private Law, 2014, 89-92 (with F. Oldenhuis and A. McCann)
37) Comparative Law and Governance: Towards a New Research Method, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, M. Heldeweg, B. van der Meulen and R. Neerhof (eds), Law and Governance: Beyond the public-private law divide, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2013, 223-241
38) Strengthening the Comparative Method in European Legal Research: Three Suggestions, in: C. Godt (ed.), Cross Border Research and Transnational Teaching under the Treaty of Lisbon, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013, 25-37
39) Nationale und Europäische Grundrechte im Europäischen Privatrecht, in: C. Joerges and T. Pinkel (eds), Europäisches Verfassungsdenken ohne Privatrecht – Europäisches Privatrecht ohne Demokratie?, ZERP Discussion Paper 1/2011, 105-118
40) National and European Fundamental Rights in European Private Law, in: C. Joerges and T. Ralli (eds), European Constitutionalism without Private Law – Private Law without Democracy?, ARENA Report No 3/2011, RECON Report No 14, Oslo, 2011, 111-125
41) Suretyships by Private Persons, in: A.S. Hartkamp/M.W. Hesselink/E.H. Hondius/C.E. du Perron/C. Mak (eds), Towards a European Civil Code, Alphen a.d. Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2011, 819-842
42) Italien als Vorbild? Für die Straflosigkeit des untauglichen Versuchs, in: W. Joecks/H. Ostendorf/Th. Rönnau/Th. Rotsch/R. Schmitz (eds), Recht, Wirtschaft, Strafe: Festschrift für Erich Samson zum 70. Geburtstag, Heidelberg: C.F. Müller, 2010, 3-17
43) Party Autonomy as a Fundamental Right in the European Union, European Review of Contract Law, 2010, 303-318
44) Freedom of Contract as Freedom From Unconscionable Contracts, in: M. Kenny, J. Devenney and L. Fox O’Mahony (eds), Unconscionability in European Private Financial Transactions. Protecting the Vulnerable, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 7-25
45) Regulating Unfair Suretyships in Europe: Methodology of a Comparative Study, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi/S. Weatherill (eds), Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe: The Case of Personal Suretyships, Oxford University Press, 2010, 1-4 (with S. Weatherill)
46) Remarks from a Comparative and EU Perspective, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi/S. Weatherill (eds), Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe: The Case of Personal Suretyships, Oxford University Press, 2010, 27-41 (with S. Weatherill)
47) Introduction, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. I, A Comparative Overview, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 1-7 (with G. Brüggemeier and G. Comandé)
48) Germany – country report in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. I, A Comparative Overview, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 253-324 (with P. Beckmann, N. Ferreira, J. Krzeminska, C. Moulin-Doos, P. O’Callaghan, T. Russo and J. Turney)
49) Sweden – country report in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. I, A Comparative Overview, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 658-697 (with A. Lauer)
50) Introduction, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. II, Comparative Analyses of Selected Case Patterns, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 1-29 (with G. Brüggemeier)
51) Concluding Remarks, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union, vol. II, Comparative Analyses of Selected Case Patterns, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 421-437
52) General Introduction, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan (eds), Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 3-4 (with G. Brüggemeier and P. O’Callaghan)
53) Comparative Remarks, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan (eds), Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (with G. Brüggemeier and P. O’Callaghan)
54) Italy, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan (eds), Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (with G. Resta)
55) A Common Core of Personality Protection, in: G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and P. O’Callaghan (eds), Personality Rights in European Tort Law, The Common Core of European Private Law Series, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 567-577 (with G. Brüggemeier and P. O’Callaghan)
56) La libertà contrattuale come diritto fondamentale dell’UE, Obbligazioni e contratti, 2010, 136-140
57) Ein optionales Instrument für das Europäische Vertragsrecht: Rechtskollisionen und rechtspolitische Konflikte, in: A. Fischer-Lescano, F. Rödl and C. Schmid (eds), Europäische Gesellschaftsverfassung. Zur Konstitutionalisierung sozialer Demokratie in Europa, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, 75-91
58) An Optional Instrument for Consumer Contracts in the EU: Conflict of Laws and Conflict of Policies, in: A. Somma (ed.), The Politics of the Common Frame of Reference, Kluwer Law International, 2009, 3-18
59) Alte und neue Paradigmen bei der Fahrlässigkeitshaftung, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, C. Godt, P. Rott and L.J. Smith (eds), Haftungsrecht im dritten Millennium – Liability in the Third Millennium, Liber Amicorum Gert Brüggemeier, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2009, 157-180
60) Social Rights, Human Dignity and European Contract Law, in: S. Grundmann (ed.), Constitutional Values and European Contract Law, Kluwer Law International, 2008, 149-160
– Romanian version: Drepturile sociale, demnitatea omului și dreptul european al contractelor, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, Studii de drept privat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2008, 55-72
61) The Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: A Research Project, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2007, 15-20
62) Formal and Substantive Disparity in European Suretyship Law, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi (ed.), Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: Formal and Substantive Disparity, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2007, 384-396
63) Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights, Privacy and Social Justice, in: K. Ziegler (ed.), Human Rights and Private Law: Privacy as Autonomy, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007, 53-64
– Romanian version: Efectul orizontal al drepturilor fundamentale, dreptul la intimitate și justiția socială, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, Studii de drept privat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2008, 5-21
64) The Constitutionalisation of European Contract Law: Judicial Convergence and Social Justice, European Review of Contract Law, 2006, 167-180
– Romanian version: Constituționalizarea Dreptului European al contractelor: convergența juridică și justiția socială, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, Studii de drept privat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2008, 72-89
65) Jenseits der “Drittwirkung”: Grundrechte, Privatrecht und Judicial Governance in Europa, in: A. Furrer (ed.), Europäisches Privatrecht im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs, Bern: Stämpfli, 2006, 231-248
66) Non-Legislative Harmonisation: Protection From Unfair Suretyships, in: S. Vogenauer, S. Weatherill (ed.), The Harmonisation of European Contract Law: Implications for European Private Laws, Business and Legal Practice, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2006, 197-205
– Romanian version: Armonizarea non-legislativă. Protecţia împotriva cauţionărilor inechitabile, Revista Romana de Drept Privat 2008, 177-193
67) Der Schutz des Bürgen in Europa. Bericht über ein rechtsvergleichendes Forschungsprojekt und seine zweite Jahrestagung, VuR 2006, 141-145
68) Non-Legislative Harmonisation of Private Law under the European Constitution: The Case of Unfair Suretyships, 13 European Review of Private Law 2005, 285-308
– Romanian version: Armonizarea non-legislativă a dreptului privat în Constituţia Europeană: cazul garanţiilor inechitabile, in: A. Colombi Ciacchi, Studii de drept privat, Bucharest: Themis Cart, 2008, 21-54
69) Alla ricerca della determinatezza della fattispecie colposa: i recenti sviluppi della dottrina tedesca, Indice penale 2005, 761-774 (also published in: Annuario di diritto tedesco 2004, 499-520)
70) Der Aktionsplan der Kommission für ein kohärenteres Vertragsrecht: Wo bleibt die Rückbindung an die Europäische Verfassung? In: A. Tietze, M.-R. McGuire et al. (eds.), Europäisches Privatrecht – Über die Verknüpfung von nationalem und Gemeinschaftsrecht, Jahrbuch junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler 2004, Stuttgart: Boorberg, 2005, 151-172.
71) Art. 1519-quinquies Codice civile, in: S. Patti (ed.), Commentario sulla vendita dei beni di consumo, Milano: Giuffré, 2004, 292-328
72) Social Justice in European Contract Law: A Manifesto, 10 European Law Journal 2004, 653-674 (with Gert Brüggemeier, Mauro Bussani, Hugh Collins, Giovanni Comandé, Muriel Fabre-Magnan, Stefan Grundmann, Martijn Hesselink, Christian Joerges, Brigitta Lurger, Ugo Mattei, Marisa Meli, Jacobien Rutgers, Christoph Schmid, Lesley Jane Smith, Ruth Sefton-Green, Horatia Muir Watt, Thomas Wilhelmsson)
73) L’attuazione della direttiva sui ritardi nei pagamenti. B) Germania, Europa e diritto privato 2004, S. 197-216
74) Art. 1469-bis, 3° comma, n. 3 Codice civile, in: G. Alpa/S. Patti (ed.), Clausole vessatorie nei contratti del consumatore. Art. 1469-bis – 1469-sexies, Codice civile. Commentario diretto da P. Schlesinger, Milano 2003, 243-288
75) La costituzione europea come fonte e motore del diritto privato europeo, in: G. Alpa (ed.), Diritto privato europeo. Fonti ed effetti, Milano: Giuffré, 2003, 115-121
– Spanish version: La Constitución europea como fuente y motor del Derecho Privado Europeo: algunas observaciones, in: Persona, Derecho y libertad. Estudios en honor al prof. Carlos Fernández Sessarego, Lima: Motivensa editora jurídica, 2008, 899-904
76) L’attuazione in Germania della direttiva comunitaria sui ritardi di pagamento nelle transazioni commerciali, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2003, 281-308
77) Die Verpflichtung des Haftenden: Entschädigung und/oder Restitution?, in: J. Hamer (ed.), Umwelthaftung in der EU/ Environmental Liability in the EU, Schriftenreihe der Europäischen Rechtsakademie Trier, Bd. 15, 2002, 73-83.
78) Die EG-Richtlinie über den Zahlungsverzug und ihre Umsetzung durch das Schuldrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz, EWS 2002, 306-320.
79) Grundrechte und Privatrecht in der Europäischen Union, Impulse aus der Forschung, Universität Bremen, 2002, 12-15 (with Gert Brüggemeier)
80) Il nuovo diritto tedesco delle obbligazioni: prime osservazioni, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2001, 89-113
81) Valutazione economica del lavoro casalingo e assegno di divorzio: la svolta parallela della giurisprudenza inglese e tedesca, Familia 2001, 732-746
82) Il Gesetz zur Beschleunigung fälliger Zahlungen: attuazione anticipata della nuova direttiva comunitaria contro il ritardo nei pagamenti nelle transazioni commerciali?, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2000, 239-265
83) Le fideiussioni rovinose: un nuovo campo di applicazione delle clausole generali del BGB a tutela della parte debole, Annuario di diritto tedesco 1999, 149-198
84) Il risarcimento dell’ökologischer Schaden: nuovi sviluppi, Annuario di diritto tedesco 1998, 281-313
85) Art. 1469-bis, 3° comma, n. 3 Codice civile, in: G. Alpa and S. Patti (ed.), Le clausole vessatorie nei contratti con i consumatori, Milano: Giuffré, 1997, 153-173
86) La riforma fiscale ecologica, Verde Lex 5/1995, 59

Editorials
87) Egenberger and Comparative Law: A Victory of the Direct Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights, Editorial, 5 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2018, Issue 3, 207-211
88) Human Rights, Comparative Law and Global Governance, Editorial, 5 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2018, Issue 1, 1-4
89) Catalonia: Two Tales of Governance against the Law, Editorial, 4 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2017, Issue 4, 311-313
90) Political Parties’ Programmes as Examples of Governance against Human Rights? Editorial, 4 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2017, Issue 2, 105-109
91) Editorial, 4 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2017, Issue 1, 1-5 (with Adam McCann and Sjef van Erp)
92) Brexit and the Anti-Convergence Thesis, Editorial, 3 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2016, Issue 3, 225-228
93) Editorial, 3 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2016, Issue 2, 113-115 (with Sjef van Erp)
94) Editorial, 3 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2016, Issue 1, 1-2 (with Sjef van Erp)
95) Editorial, 2 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2015, Issue 4, 277-279 (with Sjef van Erp)
96) Editorial, 2 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2015, Issue 3, 183-185 (with Sjef van Erp)
97) Editorial, 2 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2015, Issue 2, 93-96 (with Sjef van Erp)
98) Editorial, 2 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2015, Issue 1, 1-3 (with Sjef van Erp)
99) Editorial, 1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2014, Issue 4, 293-295 (with Sjef van Erp)
100) Editorial, 1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2014, Issue 3, 213-214 (with Sjef van Erp)
101) Editorial, 1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2014, Issue 2, 75-76 (with Sjef van Erp)
102) Editorial, 1 European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, 2014, Issue 1, 1-3 (with Sjef van Erp)
103) Editorial, 22 European Review of Private Law, 2014, Issue 5, 603-604
104) Editorial, 13 European Review of Private Law 2005, Issue 3, 281-283

Book reviews
105) Review of Max Fabian Starke, EU-Grundrechte und Vertragsrecht, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, ISBN 978-3-16-154977-9, European Review of Contract Law 2018 (forthcoming)
106) Review of Marietta Auer’s book ‘Materialisierung, Flexibilisierung, Richterfreiheit. Generalklauseln im Spiegel der Antinomien des Privatrechtsdenkens’ (Materialisation, Flexibilisation, Judicial Freedom. General Clauses in the Mirror of the Antinomies of Private Law Thinking), European Review of Contract Law 2007, 111-115

Translations
1) Traduzione dei §§ 631-651 BGB in tema di contratto d’opera, in: Annuario di diritto tedesco 2004, 541-576
2) Gruppo di studio sulla giustizia sociale nel diritto privato europeo,
Giustizia sociale nel diritto contrattuale europeo: un manifesto (translation of Social Justice in European Contract Law: A Manifesto), Rivista
critica del diritto privato 2005, 99-133
3) §§ 186-193; 488-507; 598-656 BGB, in: S. Patti (ed.), Codice civile tedesco. Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, Milano: Giuffré, 2005
4) Gert Brüggemeier, La nuova disciplina della vendita nel Codice civile tedesco, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2001, 115-148
5) Karl-Nikolaus Peifer, I diritti della personalità fra libertà e proprietà – Sviluppi e nuove tendenze in Germania, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2001, 405-426
6) Roland Schmitz, Le recenti modifiche normative in materia di corruzione e le loro ripercussioni sulla ricerca scientifica, Annuario di diritto tedesco 2001, 427-446
7) Erich Samson, Struttura e funzione dei nuovi tipi di reato ambientale nell’ordinamento tedesco, Annuario di diritto tedesco 1999, 337-358
8) Erich Samson, I reati economici nell’ordinamento tedesco, Annali dell’Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Scienze Giuridiche, Nuova Serie, vol. XI, 1997, 65-110