Prof. Valeria Falce

Prof. Valeria Falce

Chair holder | Jean Monnet Professor in EU Innovation Policy - Full professor of Economics Law - Università Europea di Roma

Her main research areas of interest include intellectual property, competition policy, market regulation, digital innovation and economic analysis of law. Since 2016 she serves as Full Professor of Economics Law at Università Europea di Roma, since 2017 she serves in the same University as Deputy Rector for Development and since 2016 she also serves as PhD Coordinator for the Doctoral Course, admitted to the “Innovative and iterdisciplinary” qualification, in “Persona e benessere fra diritto, etica e psicologia”.

Tenured Professor at Università Europea di Roma since 2008, respectively serving as Assistant Professor of Business Law from 2008 to 2010, and as Associate Professor of Economics Law, from 2010 to 2013 when she succeeded the Full professorship qualification with unanimously positive evaluation.

Since 1997 she is Senior Fellow, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Observatory on IP, Competition and Communications, Luiss-Guido Carli University, lecturing Enterprise Law and IP at the “Scuola di Specializzazione per le Professioni Legali” and on patent, copyright, trademarks, competition and unfair competition at the Advanced Course in “Law and Management of Intellectual Property, Competition and Communications” as well at the LLM in Innovation and Competition (where she served as Scientific Coordinator from 2014 and 2017).

She was post doc Research Fellow of Intellectual Law and Competition at Luiss-Guido Carli University (2003 – 2008). In 2002 she completed a Ph.D. in Competition Law at the University of Perugia (final remark: excellent) and in 2001 she obtained with merit an LL.M. in Intellectual Property at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Graduated cum laude at Luiss-Guido Carli University of Rome, she is or has been Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, Centre for European Studies (2016-present), European University Institute, Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence School of Regulation (2013-2015), University of Cambridge, UK (2006), Columbia University, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies (1997-1999) and New York University – Law Centre (1997).

From 2015 she is Member of the Italian Board of Appeal against Italian Patent and Trademark Office Decision (art. 135 Italian Code for Industrial Property), Italy and from 2016 she is Member of the Italian Banking and Financial Ombudsman, Italy as well as Non-Governmental Advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). From 2011 she is Director of the Research Centre on Information, Innovation and Copyright Law (CREDA), resulting from the Partnership between the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and the Università Europea di Roma.

She is Member of the Executive Board of ASCOLA-Academic Society for Competition Law and Funding Member of the Italian Academy of the Internet Code. In 2017 she has been appointed as Independent Advisor within the Italian Big data Market Study (IC) jointly conducted by the Italian Competition Authority together with the Communication and the Privacy Authorities. Member of the Ministry of Economic Developments working Group for the implementation of the Trademark and European patent with Unitary effect packages, she has been consulted by the Ministry of Justice in relation to the most relevant issues relating the implementation in Italy of the Trade secret Directive.

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Prof. Emanuela Delbufalo

Prof. Emanuela Delbufalo

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management - Università Europea di Roma

Professor of Operations Management and Business Management at Università Europea di Roma (Faculty of Economics). Since 2016 she is also vice-coordinator of the Departmental Centre for Research in the Università Europea di Roma.

In 2017 she reached the Full professorship qualification from a national Committee (with unanimously positive evaluation). Since 2013, Emanuela is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Cranfield School of Management (Cranfield University, UK) where she is involved in several research project on procurement and supply chain management issues.

In 2008 she succeded a PhD in Business Management and Organisational Behaviour from Tor Vergata University of Rome (Faculty of Economics) with a dissertation on “Trust, risk and performance in supply networks”. From 2008 to 2013 she served as Tenured Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Università Europea di Roma.

From 2012 she is member and local referent for AIDEA (Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale) and SIMA (Società Italiana di Management).

Emanuela’s research is addressing some of the most critical issues in supply chain management theory and practice, among which building and managing relational strategies in supply networks, supply chain innovation and information sharing in buyer-supplier relationships.

She wrote three books and more than 30 articles. Her works have been published in various internationally leading publications such as Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Management Decision, Production Planning & Control and International Journal of Logistics Management among others.

Emanuela is also regular speaker on international academic conferences.

Dr. Andrea Colaruotolo

Dr. Andrea Colaruotolo

Research Assistant and PhD student at the European University of Rome.

Phd student in “Person and well being between law, ethic and psychology” at the European University of Rome. His main research area of interest include private and criminal law, new technologies, Internet service providers liability. He engaged in internship at the “Consiglio di Stato”.

He specialized in 2018 at the SSPL of University of RomaTre. He conducted a legal internship at the “Avvocatura di Stato” for 18 months. He graduated cum laude in 2016 at the European University of Rome with a criminal law thesis on “Profili penali della tutela della fedeltà dichiarativa”. He got a secondary school diploma in classical studies at the National College “Vittorio Emanuele II” of Rome with the mark of 100/100.

Among the academic years, he obtained participation degrees in Moot Court Competition, CWmun Rome-Fao, Romemun and project Democracy. Moreover, he took part twice in Erasmus plus “Living youth course” in Madrid. He was also nominated as law faculty and class delegate. He published various judgement notes for legal magazine online “Quotidiano giuridico” about fiscal penal law.

Dr. Valerio Torti

Dr. Valerio Torti

DiCL Team Member

Dr. Valerio Torti is DiCL Team Member, whose main research areas of interest include competition law, intellectual property, and economic analysis of law.

In the past years, he has been Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the European University of Rome (2017-2018). He has also served as Tutor in the Master in Competition and Innovation, as Lecturer in Markets Regulation and Law, at Luiss-Guido Carli University (2017-2019), as Google Research Fellow at ICINN (2019) and as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore – NUS (2014-2016).

In 2012, he completed a PhD in Competition Law at the University of Southampton (UK), where he also served as Lecturer in the EU Law module (2012-2014). In 2007, he completed an LLM at the University College of London, while he obtained his first degree in Law at the Luiss-Guido Carli University (2004).

He has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Zurich (2016), Fordham NY Law School (2012) and Wisconsin University (2011). He is member of the Rome Bar Council (since 2008) and of the UK Society of Legal Scholars (since 2010); he has been a member of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle – AIPPI (2016).

Dr. Nicola M.F. Faraone

Dr. Nicola M.F. Faraone

DiCL Team Member

Dr. Nicola M.F. Faraone is a DiCL Team Member, whose main research areas of interest include competition law, intellectual property, EU State aid law, and economic analysis of law as they apply to digital, media, data, and platforms technology.

He completed his Ph.D. in Economics, Law, and Institutions at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (2017), with a thesis focusing on EU State aid law and, particularly, on the principle of burden-sharing in the context of state/public support to banks in distress. He obtained an LLM in Competition, Innovation, and Trade Law from London School of Economics and Political Science (2017), a PostGraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Competition Economics from King’s College London (2020), and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law Degree from “Sapienza” University of Rome (2012).

Furthermore, he attended two Summer Schools in Competition Economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE) and in Microeconomics at LSE to strengthen his economic background. Within these fields, Dr. Faraone published several articles in Italian and International journals (Mercato Concorrenza Regole; European Competition Law Review; Nuovo Diritto Civile).

Before joining the European University of Rome, Dr. Faraone worked in the competition departments of leading international law firms, based at their Rome and Brussels offices, where he offered judicial and extra-judicial advice in all areas of competition law (and, in particular, in the regulated sectors of telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, and food & beverage) and assisted clients across the full spectrum of regulatory, competition and compliance matters faced by companies operating in the digital, tech, and media environment. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Bar of Matera (Italy).