Frustration of the contract
Economic consequences of divorce
The major research themes are related to Family Patrimonial Law,
Inheritance Law, Tort Law and Product Liability.
The major research themes examines the
economic consequences of the dissolution of marriage. The subject
includes a critical analysis of the Italian case law conducted in a
comparative law perspective, in particular considering the English
legal system. The course focuses not only on legal tools needed to
restore the economic balance of the couple but also on private
autonomy in determining personal and patrimonial consequences of
The major research themes examines the law
of necessary succession- conceived by lawmakers on the basis of the
concept of the unity of the family- and the unfulfilling results
arising from its application when there is the issue of dividing
the property of a spouse that started more families over time.
Prompted by this perspective, the attention focuses on the analysis
of complex situations that can arise after the dissolution of
marriage and the recomposition of new family nuclei, critical
aspects of the current legal system and the possible solutions to
overcome them provided by jurists along with reform proposals.
The contributions in the field of product
liability deal with issues of injuries caused by defective products
characterised by a defective manufacture or a defective design or a
failure to warn, in a comparison between the Italian legal system
and the American legal system. This comparison highlights that the
strong connection existing between Product Safety Regulation, which
varies by the type of product and Product Liability Law, clearly
emerges from U.S case law while it is not sufficiently valued by
the Italian legal system.