GIORGIO SACERDOTI

GIORGIO SACERDOTI
Contract Professor Senior
Department of Law

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Courses a.y. 2016/2017

40379 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW
50182 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW


Biographical note

Born March 2nd, 1943. Law  Graduate cum laude, University of  Milan (1965). Master of Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, New York (1967). Admitted to the Bar (Milan, 1969, and Supreme Court of Italy, 1978).


Academic CV

Senior professor since 1st November 2013. Tenured professor of International Law and European Law (Jean Monnet Chair since 2004) at Bocconi University (1994-2013).  Formerly professor at the Universities of Milan, Bergamo, Urbino and Bari. International fellow, Aspen Institute (1985). Visiting professor at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Paris (1987) and in universities in various countries. Course holder at the Academy of International Law of The Hague (1994). Coordinator for the Bocconi PhD program in International Law and Economics. Vice-president of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (1995-2001). ICSID (World Bank) Roster of arbitrators. Member of the Appellate Body of the WTO 2001-2009 (Chairman 2007/2008). F. Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (2012). President of CDEC Foundation (Jewish contemporary documentation centre), Milan, since 2004. Member of the italian consultative commission on religious freedom, (since 2000).


Research areas

Public international law. Conflicts of law. European  law. International trade. Foreign investment and dispute settlement. International contracts and commercial arbitration. Protection of religious freedom.


Selected publications

Il diritto delle Comunità europee nell'ordinamento giuridico italiano, 1967; I contratti tra Stati e stranieri nel diritto internazionale, 1972; Diritto internazionale dell'economia (con P. Picone), 1982 (ristampe 1983 e 1986);Liberalization of Services and Intellectual Property in the Uruguay Round of GATT, Fribourg, 1991; La Convenzione di Roma sulla legge applicabile ai contratti internazionali, (con M. Frigo), 1993; Regionalismo economico e sistema globale degli scambi (con S. Alessandrini), 1994; Diritto e Istituzioni della Nuova Europa, 1995; La liberalizzazione multilaterale dei servizi (con G. Venturini), 1997; "The WTO Appellate Review",  Int. Trade and the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System, 1997; Bilateral Treaties and Multilateral Investments on Investment Protection, vol. 269, Hague Academy, 1998; Il commercio elettronico, profili giuridici e fiscali internazionali (con G. Marino), Milano, EGEA, 2001; Illicit Payments and Foreign Investments, Unctad 2001; The European Charter of Fundamental Rights,  8 Columbia J. European Law, 2002; Responsabilità d'impresa e strumenti internazionali anticorruzione - Dalla Convenzione OCSE 1997 al Decreto 231/2001, Milano, EGEA, 2003; Investment Arbitration under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, 19 ICSID  Review -Foreign Investment L.J., 2004; The WTO at Ten, The Contribution of the Dispute Settlement System, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006 (Editor and contributor); Structure et fonction du système de règlements des différends de l’OMC, Rev. Gén. Droit int. Public 2006.;WTO Law and the “Fragmentation” of International Law, The WTO at Ten: Governance, Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries 2008; The proliferation of BITs: Conflict of Treaties, Proceedings and Awards, Appeals Mechanisms in International Investment Disputes, 2008. Corruption in Investment Transaction: Policy Initiatives, Legal Principles and Arbitral Practice, in ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, 2009; Precedent in the Settlement of International Economic Disputes: the WTO and the Investment Arbitration Models, in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2010, (A. Rovine ed.), Martinus Nijhoff 2011; New International Economic Order, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law on line, 2011; Nascita, affermazione e scomparsa del Nuovo ordine economico internazionale: un bilancio trent'anni dopo, in Problemi e prospettive del diritto internazionale dell'economia, Liber Amicorum P. Picone, Editoriale Scientifica 2011; The Freezing of Gaddafi's Assets in Italy pursuant to UN Security Council Resolutions, IYIL XXI-2011; BIT Protections and Economic Crises, ICSID Rev. 2013; General Interests of Host States in International Investment Law (General Editor), Cambridge University Press 2014.