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Established in 1996 in collaboration with the University of Turin, the University of Lyon, the University of Eastern Piedmont and the Piedmont Region, ISAIDAT, Subalpine Institute for the Analysis and Teaching of the Law of Transnational Activities, was the first Italian centre for post-graduate training and advanced studies in legal knowledge.

ISAIDAT guides and promotes research programs in legal and social sciences, with particular attention to the transnational dynamics of the legal-economic phenomenon and to the use of comparative methodology.

It encourages and supports the young researchers’ participation in the Italian scientific life through projects and scholarships expressly dedicated to them, thus representing a recognized reference point in Italy.

It boasts a rich experience of national and international research programs that have been recognized and praised by the scientific community for the quality of their results and for the highly innovative character of the subjects.

In appreciation of the high scientific value of its activity, ISAIDAT has received the patronage of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

Governing bodies

President and Founder
Prof. Rodolfo Sacco

Emeritus Professor at the University of Turin, Rodolfo Sacco is considered a forerunner of comparative law studies in which he developed the doctrine of legal formants and their dissociations.

He had a prestigious national and international teaching career which saw him professor at the Universities of Trieste, Pavia, Geneva, Paris, Toulon and President of the Italo-Somala University of Mogadishu.

Former President of IALS, International Association for Legal Sciences, Prof Sacco is National Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Roma) as well as of many other prestigious Academies and scientific associations such as the Institut de France (Académie de sciences morales), the European Academy, the Academy of Sciences of Turin, the Istituto Lombardo (Academy of Sciences and Letters), the International Academy of Comparative Law, and the Société de Législation comparée. He also served as President of IALS, International Association of Legal Sciences.
Rodolfo Sacco is Doctor Honoris Causa in the University of Paris II, University of Toulon, University of Geneva and Mc Gill University.

Vice President
Prof. Antonio Gambaro

Emeritus Professor at the University of Milan, Antonio Gambaro has held numerous other teaching positions in Italy and abroad such as Professeur Régulier dans la Faculté International de Droit Comparé-Strasbourg (1981-2003); Assesseur du Doyen dans la Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé, Strasbourg (1995-2010); Professeur Invité Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II (1995-2012); Visiting Professor Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (1999); Global Law Professor University College London (2005); Visiting Professor Tulane Law School (2008).

Prof Gambaro is IALS President, International Association of Legal Sciences (UNESCO’s body for legal sciences); Former Member of the Scientific Committee of the Superior Council of the Magistracy (1999-2001); Director of the Civil Law Institute of the University of Milan (1998-2002); President of the Italian Association of Comparative Law (1994 to 2006); President of the Italian Society for Research in Comparative Law, SIRD (2011-2014); President of the Banking Arbitration Chamber of Milan (2009-2014).

Antonio Gambaro is National Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Rome) as well as of many other prestigious Academies and scientific associations such as the International Academy of Comparative Law, the Istituto Lombardo (Academy of Sciences and Letters); the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Naples.

 

Director
PhD Domenico di Micco

Former researcher and then economic manager of CDCT (Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law), Domenico di Micco is post-doc research fellow at the University of Trent and at the University of Turin. His research activity ranges from private law, general theory of law, legal-economic dynamics of globalization, methodology and legal anthropology.
Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (2019), Dr. Di Micco is Adjunct Professor of Introduction to the Legal System at Bocconi University in Milan.

Domenico di Micco is fellow of the Italian group of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française, member of the editorial board of the Annuario di diritto comparato e di studi legislative, member of the editorial board of Giurisprudenza italiana (commercial law); member of the management committee of Isaidat Law Review.

Governing board

Prof. Michele Graziadei

Full Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Turin, Michele Graziadei is also Vice President of “Ferdinando Rossi” School of Advanced Studies of the same University.

Former Director of the Department of Legal Sciences at the University of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro” and preaviously research fellow at the University of Trent, Prof Graziadei has been visiting professor in several foreign universities including Panthéon-Assas (Paris), Cornell, Université de Luxembourg, Université Lyon III, Louisiana State University.

Michele Graziadei is President of the Italian Society for Research in Comparative Law (SIRD) and President of the Italian Group of the Association Henri Capitant. He is also member of the Scientific Council of the Max-Planck in Halle for Social Anthropology.

Michele Graziadei is Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and fellow of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino.

Prof. Raffaele Caterina

Full Professor of Private Law at the University of Turin. Former Head of Legal Sciences Department from 2007 to 2012, in 2018 he was elected Head of Law Department for the three-year period 2018-2021.

His main research interests concern the contribution of cognitive sciences to legal studies, with particular regard to tacit knowledge in the law field.
He also focused his interests on property law, possession and consumer law.

He serves as a board member of the Executive Committee of Giurisprudenza italiana.
Raffaele Caterina is Fellow of the Accademia delle scienze di Torino.

Prof. Bianca Gardella Tedeschi

Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Bianca Gardella Tedeschi obtained the Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Harvard Law School (1998) as well as the Diplôme de la Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé (1990).

She is member of the Scientific Committee of CDCT (Centre of Comparative and Transnational Law); member of the Scientific Committee of LDF (Laboratory of Fundamental Rights); Member of ELI – European Law Institute 2011; Member of SIRD – Italian Society for Research in Comparative Law; Member of the Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française.

Her main fields of research include contract, civil liability, comparison, European law and legal feminism.

Prof. Piercarlo Rossi

Piercarlo Rossi is associate professor of comparative private law in the department of economic-social sciences and mathematical-statistics at the University of Turin. His research interests range from comparisons in legal reforms between Europe and Asia to the relationship between law and economics, from comparative methodology to applied linguistics and legal informatics.

Prof Rossi has held and continues to hold the role of scientific director and coordinator of numerous national and international projects. Among these, we mention: unit manager of the European project FM-BIASED (CIPS 2012- DG HOME) Formal Methods: Business Impact of Application to Security relevant Devices; Unit Manager of the European project LIBEAC (FPVII- MARIE CURIE IRSES) Liberalism between Europe and Asia; Unit Manager of the European project EPSEI (FPVII- MARIE CURIE IRSES) Evaluating Policies on Sustainable Energy Investments; Head of Unit of the European project POREEN (FPVII- MARIE CURIE IRSES) Partnering opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable energies and environmental industries; Head of Unit of the project PRIN 2010- MIUR “Courts, doctrine and inclusive society: the impact of doctrinal trainers on the top courts”.

Prof Rossi is President of IUSE, University Institute of European Studies.