Born in Turin (Italy) on 20 May 1970.

Resident in Italy, E-mail: djdf9611@cisi.unito.it.

Frequently in the United Kingdom, in Lytham, Lancashire.


Graduated in Law at the University of Turin on 14 July 1994. First-class degree: 110/110.

Title of the degree thesis: "EC Directives and their effects: a study on the European case law from Grad v Finanzamt Traunstein to Faccini Dori"; supervisor: P.G. Monateri, Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Turin.

Erasmus student in Maastricht (NL) from November 1992 to April 1993: very good knowledge of English legal language; detailed study of the Treaty on European Union; comparative study on the American and European legal concept of commercial speech.

Attended the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on several occasions, in order to prepare the degree thesis and articles on EC law.

Master of International Trade Law taken at the University Institute of European Studies and at the International Labour Organisation in Turin on 22 July 1996.

Several journeys around Europe: mother-tongue Italian, fluent English and French, satisfactory knowledge of Spanish.

Professional experiences

Researcher in Comparative Law at the University of Turin, from January 1997; the article "Il Caso Faccini Dori: una occasione perduta?" has been published in Rivista di Diritto Civile, I, 1996. Collaboration in the editing of the civil law series, UTET, Turin and of the "Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin", http://www.jus.unitn.it/cardozo/home.html

Working schemes at the law firms: Carnelutti, 20 St. Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8HL in November and December 1994 (Italian and International Law); Lonsdales, 342 Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1DW in July 1995 (English Law); Gouldens, 22 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0JJ in January, February and March 1996 (English and International Law).