Alessandro Palmieri – Academic coordinator of the Project
Ph.D. in Comparative Private Law at the University of Trento (2001). He is currently an Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Law Department of the University of Siena, where he is also Chair of the Teaching Committee for the Single Cycle Degree in Law. He obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Comparative Law (2017) and in Private Law (2013). He was visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009 and 2012); Tallinn Law School, where he was also guest lecturer (2013); Faculty of Law of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (2017); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá (2019), Universidad Loyola in Sevilla and Córdoba (2019). Moreover, he gave lectures at the Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka (2017), as well as seminars at various universities and other institutions. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications, including 5 books, several book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles. He was a key staff member in the Jean Monnet Module “European Union Law and Sustainable Development” – EULawSD (2017-2020), and in the Jean Monnet Project “Boosting European Security Law and Policy: Focus on Flows of Migrants, Data Security and Movement of Capitals” – BeSEC (2018-2020). He represents the University of Siena in the Latin America Working Group of the Coimbra Group (an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard).
Full Professor of Business Law at the University of Siena (Department of Law) and Director of Ph.D. School in Legal Studies since 2011 at the University of Siena. He has been academic coordinator of several national research projects (PRIN) since 2000: from the Italian reform for company law to single area for payment services and recently a PRIN project on the Governance of Market within the European Union. Moreover, he was the academic coordinator of an International project, funded by Japan Foundation, on “Money Laundering: An International Comparison”. His area of research covers inter alia the following topics: Conduct Rules, Customer Protection and the Complex Financial Products (see: MIFID II and PRIIPs); The regulatory approach to the development of capital market in the European Union; Money Laundering. He is an expert in banking law and payment systems.
Riccardo Pavoni is a Professor of International and European Law at the University of Siena (since 2005), where he is currently academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module on European and International Environmental Law (EIEL), co-funded by the EU for the years 2017-2020 (project No. 619930-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-EPPJMO-MODULE). He was academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module on European Union Law and Sustainable Development (EULawSD), co-funded by the EU for the years 2017-2020 (project No. 586764- EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPJMO-MODULE). In the past, Riccardo has coordinated and managed a number of European and national research projects, such as ‘International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC)’ (COST ISCH IS0602), and ‘International Law Through the National Prism: The Impact of Judicial Dialogue’ (European Science Foundation, ECRP VI-2010, 10- ECRP-028). Riccardo has been teaching EU Law and International Law for about twenty years, both at its home institution and at various national and international educational institutions. He has published widely about EU law and international law with leading journals and publishers, including about international and EU trade law, international and EU investment law, and the trade-related aspects of international and EU environmental law.
Gianluca Navone is an Associate Professor of Private Law at the University of Siena, where he was the Data Protection Officer. He is also a member of Siena Bar Association. In 1996 he graduated with honours at the University of Siena, discussing a dissertation on “Conclusion of Contracts by using Telematic Systems”. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pisa, with a final work on “Information Technology and Theory of Legal Document”.
From 2012 he is an Associate Professor of Tax Law at the Department of Law of the University of Siena. He regularly lectures at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions of the University of Siena. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the CSDT – Interdepartmental Center for the Study of Tax Law established at the Department of Law of the University of Siena. In 2006 he was the coordinator of the School of High Specialization in corporate tax law – Postgraduate Masters course organized by IPSOA School of Education. In 2007 he was the didactic coordinator of the Master Taxation of Real Estate – Postgraduate Masters course organized by IPSOA School of Education. Since 2007 he has been the educational coordinator of the School for the Practitioner Chartered Accountant State preparation course for registration in the Register of Chartered Accountants organized by IPSOA School of Training in collaboration with the CSDT – Interdepartmental Center for the Study of Tax Law. Since 2012, member of Ph.D., University of Pisa. Since 2010, Lecturer at Master in corporate tax law at University L. Bocconi in Milan. He was a key staff member of Jean Monnet Project “Boosting European Security Law and Policy” (BeSEC).
Irene Mecatti graduated in 1999 at the Faculty of Law – Siena University, discussing a dissertation in Business Law.
She gained the following academic titles: University of Oxford – Faculty of Law – Research Fellowship – 2011; Ph.D. in Banking and Financial Markets Law; Master of Laws with merit – Faculty of Laws – University College London – United Kingdom; Senior Lecturer in Business Law and Adjunct Professor in European Banking Law at Law Department, University of Siena. She has been a member of the Committee for the Lawyer exam in 2016, of the Review Board of uses and customs (Commercial Chamber of Grosseto), and she is a member of the Academic Disciplinary Board (Siena University). She has authored several publications in the field of Banking and Company Law.
Giovanni Romano graduated in Law from the University of Perugia (2009) and completed his Ph.D. in Banking and Financial Market Law at the University of Siena (2016). He obtained a Business Law Fellowship, at the Department of Law of the University of Siena (2013- 2015; 2018-2019). From 2013 to 2018 he was a contract professor of Bankruptcy Law, Department of Business and Law of the University of Siena and now he is a Senior Researcher in Business Law, Department of Business and Law of the University of Siena. Giovanni was a Research Member within the Research Project of National Relevance “The financial markets crisis: analysis and perspectives” (PRIN 2008TRX2FR) and within the Research Project of National Relevance (PRIN 20107A8N8C) “The governance of EU markets”. He has recently obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Business Law (2020).
Jean Monnet Module Leader on the “Europeanisation of the payment systems” from 2013 to 2016, She is now in charge of a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Money Law at the Business and Law Department of the University of Siena. She has been the editor of “Bitcoin and mobile payments. Constructing a European Union framework”, Palgrave, 2016. She is co-editing with Dr Marta Božina Beroš the “Law Commentary on PSD2”, to be published by Edward Elgar. In the end, she is highly skilled in the organization of international workshops, book presentations and conferences, promoting cooperation between experts and students, as well as developing students’ soft skills.
She graduated in Law from the University of Siena with honours (2019). Then she was admitted to the Ph.D. Programme in “Legal Sciences”, 35th cycle. Currently she is also a trainee in a law firm. Her research interests are in the fields of comparative law, consumer protections’ law and banking contracts. She is the author of several publications in a leading Italian Law Journal.
Roberto Lattanzi is Head of Research & Study Department at the Italian Data Protection Authority.
In view of the long-standing professional background due to the work done at the Italian DPA as well as at the European Data Protection Supervisor and bearing in mind the research activities carried out (in the past as well as currently, with his teaching activity on “Privacy law” at the Catholic University), focused on issues of the right to privacy and the protection of personal data (in general, and also in the specific area of the PSD1 legal framework), the contribution that Roberto Lattanzi can bring to the Project concerns one of the key and new aspects of the PSD2: open banking and the rules governing the processing of personal data relating to payment transactions that can be accessed under art. 94(2) PSD2 by non-bank economic operators (third party providers-TPPs).
Lawyer since 1990. She has been working for the Bank of Italy since 1994. She is currently part of the legal department of Bank of Italy. She provides legal advice regarding issues of interest to the Institute and deals with civil and administrative litigations; in particular she follows matters relative to public accounting, payment systems and supervision. She has participated in numerous working and study groups regarding the revision of special promissory notes, the transfer of the central treasury to the Bank of Italy, the establishment and operation of the Interbank register of bad cheques and payment cards, the dematerialisation of cheques, the Central Credit Register. She has also participated in working groups with regulatory duties such as the one set up by the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the preparation of a single text for treasury and another for the implementation of the PSD directive, among others. She recently participated, as legal consultant of the Italian delegate, in European working parties where a proposal for a directive to introduce a new accelerated extrajudicial collateral enforcement was discussed.
Nicola De Giorgi
Senior Legal Counsel at the Bank of Italy, Nicola is entrusted with the drafting of legal advices concerning the tasks and duties of the Central Bank. Besides, he participates on a regular basis to hearings before courts and tribunals, representing the Bank of Italy. He took part as speaker in Seminars and Conferences concerning the Bank of Italy’s tasks, such as, in particular: oversight on payment systems; money and monetary policy; prudential supervision; AML/CFT. He has been member of Committees and Task Forces, at a national and international level (EU Council; European Central Bank, where he worked for eight months at the DG-L, and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law).
Lawyer at the Legal Services Directorate of the Bank of Italy with an expertise in administrative law, criminal law, payment systems, FinTech. Ph.D. in Markets Law at University of Siena (Ph.D. program focused on Competition Law, Commercial Law, Private Comparative Law) with production of a substantial body of academic research and writing. Former lecturer in Private Law and Private Comparative Law at LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, and visiting Ph.D. student at New York Law School.
Giuseppe Pala (Associated Researcher)
Legal Counsel at the Bank of Italy. He graduated in Law from the University of Cagliari with honours (2014) and obtained a postgraduate second-level interuniversity master’s degree in administrative law from Sapienza University of Rome, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Roma Tre University, LUISS Guido Carli (2018). Before joining the Legal Services Directorate of the Bank of Italy, he managed his own law practice in Cagliari, specialising in administrative law.
Adoración Pérez Troya
Ph.D. in Law, Master in Teaching in Higher Education. Currently professor (Profesor titular) in Commercial Law at the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. She has participated in research projects related to the following topics: financial technology; financial services; corporate restructuring; stock markets and financial markets. She has conducted research stays in different Universities in Germany and UK. She has been Director of the Law Private Department in the University of Alcalá and Director of and LLM Program. She is an experienced teacher at Degree and Doctoral level. Author of four books and dozens of articles in Reviews and chapters of books.
Juan Alberto Díez Ballesteros
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Civil Law of the University of Alcalá. Director of the Department of Legal Sciences of the University of Alcalá. He has also been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and University Ombudsman of the University of Alcalá. He is a member of the High Performance Research Group of the University of Alcalá, Law of business and financial markets. Specifically, he has been part of the Research Projects of the University of Alcalá “Financial services in the new technological era. Legal repercussions and new regulatory developments” and “Financial technology and its applicability to Start-ups and SMEs of Castilla-La Mancha” (2019). He is the author of several scientific publications in the field of civil law and recruitment and is currently specialized in the field of consumer protection and civil liability. He has been Director of the Postgraduate courses and studies of the University of Alcalá «Mediation in civil and commercial matters and conflicts» and of the «Bankruptcy Mediation Workshop». He is a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine «Civil liability for circulation and insurance», edited by Willminton INESE. He has been regularly invited to international and national training, research and education centers to participate in conferences and congresses, such as the XVIII Civil and Insurance Responsibility Congress (Madrid 2016, «Civil liability for cyber risks») or, more recently, XII Congress of Spanish law (Valladolid 2019, «Civil liability of autonomous vehicles»). He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at various Spanish and foreign universities, including the University of Padova (IT) (2003, 2004, 2008), the University of Siena (IT) (2012, 2013, 2015), the University of Trieste (IT) (2009), the University National Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM, MX) (2008, 2010), Universidad Anáhuac de Xalapa (MX) (2008), and the National Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNAB, CO) (2006).
Vicente Ribas Ferrer
Ph.D. in Law, Master in Teaching in Higher Education, Master in European Studies. Currently Asociate professor (Profesor contratado doctor) at the Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. He has participated in research projects related to the following topics: financial technology; financial services; corporate restructuring; stock markets and financial markets; sustainable economy and technology transfer. He has conducted research stays in: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London; York Law School, University of York, York. He has been coordinator of a master’s degree in corporate law for more than 10 years.
José Antonio Badillo Arias
José Antonio Badillo Arias holds a Law degree from the University of Alcalá and a Doctor of Law from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Since 1992 he is working at the National Insurance Compensation Consortium, currently occupying the position of territorial delegate of Madrid. Due to his interest in teaching and research, he has made his profession compatible with these activities. Therefore, he has been a professor of commercial law for eight years at the Carlos III University of Madrid and since 2017/18 he has been at the University of Alcalá. He also teaches at other universities and training schools, such as the INADE Foundation, INESE, ICAM and the College of Certified Insurance Mediators of Madrid. He has published several books and dozens of doctrinal articles. He has also given around 200 conferences at journeys nationwide on legal matters related, fundamentally, to civil liability, traffic law and insurance law. Since November 2003 he directs the magazine “Civil Responsibility and Insurance”, edited by INESE.
Jakub J. Szczerbowski
Jakub J. Szczerbowski is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz (Institute of Comparative and Interdisciplinary Research in Law). His research revolves around the topic of relationship between technology and civil law. He works as a Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Division at the Financial Ombudsman Office.
Pawel is a qualified Legal Counsel and a holder of Ph.D. degree from the SWPS University, Warsaw, Poland. He works there as a lecturer. In his academic work Pawel deals with European Union Law with a particular focus on competition law and CJEU proceedings. His field of interest is also medical law with the focus on patient’s rights. He deals also with international law and legal protection of cultural property. He has conducted research in academic institutions in Indonesia, Myanmar, and Spain as well as presented papers on national and international conferences.
Marta Božina Beroš (Associated Researcher)
Marta Božina Beroš is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Croatia), where she teaches on EMU law and governance. She graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (2003). She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Zagreb (2007) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ljubljana (2012). She was an Intellectual Exchange Fellow of the Japan Foundation, an UNIDROIT invited scholar, as well as the academic coordinator of two Jean Monnet Module projects awarded by the European Commission. She has been awarded a grant for the promotion of science diplomacy by the Horizon 2020 “S4D4C” project. Her research interest focuses on integration dynamics within the EMU, and on agency governance in the context of differentiated integration. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Maastricht Journal of Comparative and European Law as well as the Palgrave Series in Banking and Finance.
Ivana Bajakić (Associated Researcher)
Ivana Bajakić is a Jean Monnet Professor of EU Financial Markets and Regulation and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, Croatia, affiliated to the Chair of Economic Science. Her main academic interests are in EU financial markets regulation (PhD on the topic of EU securities law implementation in the new MS and Croatia), EU political economy and regulatory agencies, issues on which she has authored and co-authored several papers and publications. She was awarded a scholarship by the Croatian Government for EU masters studies at the Lund University, Sweden, followed by her employment at the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration where she joined a special unit for the EU/SAA negotiation process at the Chief Negotiator’s Cabinet, Mr. Neven Mimica, former EU Commissioner. Prior to her job at the University, she worked as an advisor at the Croatian National Competitiveness Council and as a researcher at the Economic Institute at the Lund University in Sweden. She was a visiting researcher at several esteemed European research institutes (Copenhagen Business School, Lund University) and a lecturer at two Jean Monnet Modules: Introduction to EU Financial market and Governance of financial institutions and markets in the EU at the Juraj Dobrila University in Pula. She is currently a project leader of the Jean Monnet module EU Financial Markets and Regulation. Ivana Bajakić was born in 1975 in Zagreb, Croatia, married, mother of two children.
Ivana Parać Vukomanović (Associated Researcher)
Ivana Parać Vukomanović is the director of the Financial and Supervisory Law Department at the Croatian National Bank. Her main area of expertise is related to payment services and payment systems, issues on which she has authored several papers. However, in her everyday work she also deals with issues related to legal aspects of banking supervision, banking resolution, monetary policy operations, foreign reserve management, as well as with other issues related to legal aspects of central banking. She has spent part of her career at the European Central Bank, working on topics related to market infrastructures, with special emphasis on legal issues related to TARGET2, T2S and TIPS. Ivana Parać Vukomanović was born in 1980 in Knin, Croatia, married, mother of two children.