Graduated (Political Science, University of Bari) in 1971. Recipient of a Public Education Ministry Fellowship in 1972. Assistant researcher in the University of Bari, 1974. Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School, 1976. Visiting Professor in the Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, 1977. Full Professor of Comparative Law, University of Palermo, 1980, and University of Bari, 1982. Full Professor of Private Comparative Law, School of Economics, LUISS “Guido Carli”, Rome, since 1989. Co-editor of “Foro italiano”, “Mercato Concorrenza Regole”, “Danno e responsabilità”, “The Dovenschmidt Quarterly”; member of the editorial board of “Giurisprudenza commerciale”, “Rivista critica del diritto privato”, and other legal journals. Author and editor of several books and hundreds of articles and essays.