Prof. Remo Caponi

  • Remo Caponi, born 1960, is full Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Florence, School of Law, since 2001.
  • Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, various research stays from 1994 onwards, University of Bielefeld, University of Freiburg, Humboldt University Berlin.
  • Fernand Braudel Fellow, European University Institute, 2016.
  • Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow, New York University, 2014-2015.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg, School of Law, 2014, 2015.
  • Fellow of the DAAD, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2014, 2018.
  • Professor of Transnational Contracts and Litigation, University of Siena, School of Economics, 1995-2009.
  • Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Siena, School of Law, 1995-2000.
  • “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter” and Professor of Introduction to Italian Law, University of Bielefeld, School of Law, 1989-1991.
  • Member of the Steering Committee supervising the ELI UNIDROIT joint project on European Rules of Civil Procedure, 2014-ongoing.
  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board, “Fachbeirat” of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, 2016-ongoing.
  • Member of the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law, 2011-ongoing.
  • Member of the Board of the Directors of the Italian Association of Procedural Law, 2011-2017.
  • Member of the International Consortium, led by the MPI Luxembourg, charged of the Evaluation Study of National Procedural Laws and Practices under EU Consumer Law for the EU Commission, 2015-2016.
  • Member of the Expert Group (GEV) charged of the Evaluation of the Scientific Research in the field of Legal Sciences in Italy, Italian Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research, ANVUR, 2015-2016.
  • Co-coordinator of the joint law degree Giurisprudenza italiana e tedesca, University of Florence and University of Cologne, 2015-ongoing.
  • Founding member of the European Law Institute, ELI, 2011.
  • Member of the ELI Executive Committee, 2013-2017.
  • Member the Board of the Trustees of the Academy of European Law, Trier, 2007-2015.
  • Reporter for the European Commission and the European Parliament in studying and evaluating aspects of the European law of civil procedure and insolvency, 2010-2011, 2012.
  • Author of 4 books and about 200 papers in Italian, English and German. Some of his works have been translated in Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian.
  • His main research interests are in the field of civil procedure, comparative civil procedure, and private law.
  • Spoken Languages: Italian (mother tongue), German, and English. He also reads French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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