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Professore Sergio Maria Carbone

Prof. Avv. Sergio M. Carbone is Professor of European Law (since 2004), of International Law (since 1975) and of Maritime Law (Since 1980) in the Faculty of Law - University of Genoa.

He is the Director of the Institute of International and Maritime Law at the University of Genoa since 1979 and has been lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law in 1980 and in 2009.


Since 1977 he is admitted to plead before the Supreme Court of Cassation (Italian Supreme Court); during his career he has been counsel for important Italian industrial groups in matters like civil law, business international law, contract law and corporation and bankruptcy law and has also offered contractual, business as well as investment planning and financing counsel to public authorities.


He has been lawyer and legal adviser expert in judicial and arbitral proceedings and has been Chairman as well as sole arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings under the rules of ICC, UNCITRAL and AIA.


Sergio M. Carbone is author of several articles related to international trade, public and private international law, European Union law, international shipping and ocean Carriage.


He has also published numerous books in the field of his expertise; the most recent are “Il diritto marittimo” (3rd ed. Torino, Giappichelli, 2006), “Lo spazio giudiziario europeo” (6th ed., Torino, Giappichelli, 2009) and “La disciplina dei porti tra diritto comunitario e diritto interno” (Milano, Giuffrè, 2006).


Sergio M. Carbone is Past-President of Finmeccanica S.p.A, Member of the Governing Council of Unidroit, legal adviser of the Italian Foreign Office and the Ministry of Transport; he contributes to the Centro di Solidarietà in Genoa and since 2007 he is member of the Board of Director of the Banca Carige Foundation.