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Prof. Avv. Remo Caponi

University of Florence


Remo Caponi, born in Cortona (Italy) in 1960, 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 University of Florence in 1984, a PhD at the University of Bologna in 1989, and a Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom at the Goethe Institut in 1992. He was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI, Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg (2014-ongoing). He was a Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University in 2014-2015. He was wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld in 1989-1991, while teaching Introduction to the Italian Law. He has taught Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena in 1995-2000 and Transnational Contracts and Litigation at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Siena in 1995-2009. He is member of the Executive Committee of the European Law Institute, of the International Scientific Advisory Board (Fachbeirat) of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, of the Board of the Trustees of the Academy of European Law, of the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law, and of the Board of the Directors of the Italian Association of Procedural Law. 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. He is member of the Steering Committee supervising the ELI UNIDROIT joint project on European Rules of Civil Procedure. He has authored 4 books and about 200 papers in Italian, English and German. A number of his works has been translated in Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian. He speaks Italian (mother tongue), German, and English. He also reads French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Specialties: civil procedure, comparative civil procedure.

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