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s200_remo.caponiRemo CAPONI

Remo Caponi was born in Cortona (Italy) in 1960. He is full professor of Civil Procedure at the School of Law of the University of Florence since 2001, after obtaining a Law Degree at the same university in 1984, a PhD in civil procedure at the University of Bologna in 1989, and a Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom at the Goethe Institut in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Universities of Bielefeld, Freiburg and the Humboldt University of Berlin (from 1994 onward, various research stays). He was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute (2016), a Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University (2014-2015), a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg (2014-2015), a fellow of the DAAD at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2014). He taught Transnational Contracts and Litigation at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Siena (1995-2009) and Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena (1995-2000). He was wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld (1989-1991), while teaching Introduction to the Italian Law. He is member of the Steering Committee supervising the ELI UNIDROIT joint project on European Rules of Civil Procedure (2014-ongoing). He is member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (Fachbeirat) of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (2016-ongoing), the Executive Committee of the European Law Institute (2013-ongoing), the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law (2011-ongoing), the Board of the Directors of the Italian Association of  Procedural Law (2011-ongoing). He is 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-ongoing). He is Member of the Expert Group (GEV) charged of the Evaluation of the Scientific Research in the field of Legal Sciences in Italy, at the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research, ANVUR (2015-ongoing). He is coordinator of the joint law degree Giurisprudenza italiana e tedesca, University of Florence and University of Cologne (2015-ongoing). He has served as 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). He was a member the Board of the Trustees of the Academy of European Law (2007-2015). He has authored 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, private law, constitutional law and international law. He speaks Italian (mother tongue), German, and English. He also reads French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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