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Chiara Alvisi

Full Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: IUS/01 Private Law

Curriculum vitae



Tenured Full Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Chiara Alvisi is full professor of “Private law” and “Commercial communication law” at the University of Bologna, where she also teaches the course of “International contracts in global markets”, held in English.

Academic disciplines list for Italian University research and teaching: IUS/01 “Diritto Privato”

During her academic career, she lectured in “Institutions of Private Law”, as well as “Tourism Law” and “Financial Markets Law”.

She obtained a PhD in civil law with a dissertation entitled “Autodiscipline e autonomia privata”.

She is a member of the “Giurì di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria”, the adjudicating body of the Italian Authority for Advertising Standards.

She has been appointed by the Bank of Italy as member of the Banking and Financial Ombudsman, in the panel of Bologna and Turin.

She has been appointed by the Universities' Council of the Italian Ministry for the University and Research as a member of the judiciary council at the Court of Appeal in Bologna 

Chiara Alvisi is involved in several academic projects and collaborations, both at the national and international level.

She has been vising professor at the University of Paris-Assas.

She has been invited to deliver lectures and seminars in the following foreign and international universities: University of Malaga, Spain (2014, 2012, 2004); Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2014); Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China (2008); European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy (2007); Pontificia Universidad Catòlica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004); Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2000); University of Shkodra “Luigi Gurakuqi”, Albania (2000).

She was in charge of the legal sector and member of the academic board of the Master of I level “Mercato, Diritti e Consumi” at the faculty of Economical Sciences of the University of Bologna and member of the academic board of the following doctoral programs: Phd in “Diritto civile”, Phd in “Diritto dei trasporti europeo” and Phd in “Stato e Persona negli Ordinamenti Giuridici”, private law sector.

Chiara Alvisi was appointed by the Minister for the European Affairs as member of the European Observatory on the European Citizen.

She represented Italy at the Uncitral (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) as member of the Working Group on Transport Law, taking part into the drafting of the text of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (New York, 2008), the so-called "Rotterdam Rules".

Chiara Alvisi is Principal Investigator of the PRIN 2022 research project "SOS - Smart and/or Sustainable? - Mobility". She's Jean Monnet Module Coordinator of a project entitled EU contract law in digital environments for citizens empowerement. She has been is in charge of several research project on the subject matter of contractual models, proprietary right in the hotel industry and protection of tourists, consumers, savers and subcontractors.

She organized several conferences and workshops and she has been invited as lecturer in many conferences, also international, presenting her research on themes of private law, data protection, commercial communication law, competition law, consumers and users protection, tourism law and sports law.

She is author of several monographies, numerous articles, essays and contributions to collective works, some of which have been translated in English, Spanish and Chinese, published on international journals and reviews on the following topics:

personal data protection; online protection of copyrights and the balance with the freedom of information; legal issues in the digital economy; digital advertising and legal protection; independent authorities, codes of conduct and self-regulation; she also deals with the topic of regulation of financial information (market abuse and legal protection); protection of the saver and incentive plans based on financial disputes; law of the commercial communication; information technology law; consumer protection; weak party protection in contracts; commercial contract; subcontracting agreements; competition law and civil liability; tourism law; sports law.

She has been the curator of several collective volumes on markets regulation, consumer and user protection; human rights protection with regard to land grabbing and sports law.

She is a member of the scientific board of the academic journals Il diritto marittimo, Rivista italiana di diritto del turismo and Rassegna di diritto ed economia dello sport.

She is a member of the editorial board of the editoriale series "La cultura del diritto civile. Studi della Società Italiana degli Studiosi del Diritto Civile", E.S.I. publisher.

Chiara Alvisi speaks English, French and she hold a ZDAF certificate in German

She has been elected as Presidente of the University of Bologna Women Professors Association for the temr 2020-2022 and again for the term 2023-2024

She has been elected Coordinator of the E.R. regional section of the Italian Private Law Society for the term 2023-2024