Full Professor
Director of the Professional Master's Programme in Geopolitics and Economics Affairs
Director of the Professional Master's Programme in Strategic Studies and International Security
Vice-Rector for International Relations and International Cooperation
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E-mail - Commercio, fiscalita' ed arbitrato internazionale
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Department of Economics
Where: San Giobbe
Interdepartmental School of Economics, Languages and Entrepreneurship
Where: Treviso - Palazzo San Paolo

CURRICULUM (English version)

Prof. Fabrizio Marrella is the Vice Rector for International Relations and International Cooperation of the University of Venice "Cà Foscari".

He is Univ. Full Professor (Chair, with tenure) of International Law and European Union Law (12/E1), according to the Italian scientific sectors specialization title. 

He is the Academic Director of the Venice Master in International Business Law, Tax and Arbitration (IBATAX) as well as of the Master in Strategic Studies and International Security.

Attorney at Law, he is a Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to the Supreme Court and Highest Jurisdictions (Avvocato Cassazionista) including the European Court of Justice and other international tribunals. He has been junior associate and then Special Counsel of Studio Bernini in Bologna, the Law firm headed by Prof. Giorgio Bernini, the Honorary President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) where he has practiced International Law, Trade & Business Law, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, European Union Law, Antitrust and Private International Law.

At "Cà Foscari" he teaches courses of Advanced International Law, European Union Law and International Business Law. 

At LUISS University of Rome, he taught International Law in the LUISS Law Degree Programme at the Department of Law (2017-2019). He previously taught International and European Environmental Law (2014-2017). He was in the Faculty of its LL.M in Law and Governance of the European Union, jointly organised by LUISS and the Sapienza University of Rome. There, he has taught EU Energy and Environmental Law .

He joined "Cà Foscari" University of Venice in 1999 and then he became member of its permanent Faculty. In 2007 and 2008, he was vice-Director of the Harvard University-Venice program where he presently continues to teach International Business Law. 

He is Fellow (Membre Associé) of the Institut de Recherche en Droit International et Européen de La Sorbonne (IREDIES, Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne) as well as of Département d'Etude des relations privées internationales (DERPI) in  Paris, France. His professional memberships include : the International Law Association (ILA); the European Society of International Law (ESIL); Italian Society for International Law (SIDI/ISIL); Italian Arbitration Association (AIA); French Society for International Law (SFDI); Société de Legislation comparée; Association des Anciens de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (C.I.U.P.); Association of Attenders and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law; Italian (and European) Bar Association. He is also an elected Member of the Comité Français de Droit international privé . 

Prof. Marrella is a Member of the ICC CLP (Commercial Law and Practice) Commission. He has been a Member of the Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission (2012-2016) and of the International Arbitration and ADR Committee of ICC Italy.

He is among the founders of the European Inter-university Center for Human rights and Democratisation (EIUC, now Global Campus of Human Rights) where he became member of its first Board of Directors in 2002. From August 2008 until July 2011 he served as the E.MA European Programme Director of the Human Rights and Democratisation European Programme. Then, untill july 2015 he was Dean HRV of the European Inter-university Center for Human rights and Democratisation.

From 1996 to 1998 he was a full time Lecturer at the Institut de Droit Comparé de Paris (Université Paris II Panthéon Assas) and then Chargé de cours en Droit du commerce International at lHEAL (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur l'Amérique Latine) at the Université Paris III, La Sorbonne Nouvelle. Since 2011, he has taught WTO Law at the Master’s programme in Global Regulation of Markets offered by the Law Department of the Sapienza University of Rome.

In 2012 he was Rapporteur at the XVII National Symposium of the Italian Society of International Law (ISIL/SIDI), held in Genoa on "Unione europea ed investimenti diretti esteri" (EU Law and Foreign Direct investments).

The complexity and richness of Professor Marrella's research experience is also manifested in his teaching activities and practice of Law through time. He has given invited lectures at a range of major Universities and professional organisations of the five continents including Europe [inter alia: University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris II Panthéon Assas, IHEAL – University of Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle; Paris Ouest Nanterre La Dèfense; Berlin, Coimbra, EUI-Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome (La Sapienza, LUISS and Rome III), Padua, Palermo, Lecce (ISUFI), Turin, Trento, Verona and Bologna; Sevilla, Strasbourg, The Hague, Vienna, Vilnius, Kaunas (Lithuania)]; the U.S.A. (Columbia University, Harvard University and Vanderbilt University); China: China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing); Japan: Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo); Russia (including: Moscow University (PFUR), MGIMO, RGGU), as well as, in other countries: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico; UNIFOR and Universidade Federal do Parà (Brazil); Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Istanbul Kemerburgaz University School of Law (Turkey); Tunis (Tunisia).

Prof. Marrella holds Doctorates in Law (PHD/LL.D) with top grades (summa cum laude) both from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and the University of Bologna (1999). In 1998, he was awarded the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law (since 1950 only eight Italian scholars have been awarded of such Diploma) and in 1997 he received the Certificate of its Centre for Study and Research in International Law and International Relations (session on WTO Law). He has been awarded scholarships by the University of Bologna, by The Hague Academy of International Law (Centre for Study and Research in International Law and International Relations) and by CNR (Italian National Research Center) and was visiting exchange student at the University of California, Irvine for one academic year. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Prof. Marrella’s main research and practice interests are International Law (public, private) and European Union Law with particular reference to: International & EU trade law, International Business Law, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, International Human rights Law as well as the growing field of Business and Human Rights.

He advises on the same matters and his scholarly writings have been cited by Courts, arbitration tribunals and commentators, including arbitral panels deciding cases under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, ICSID and other major international arbitration centers. Prof. Marrella is listed among World Trade Law experts in the World Trade Law net website, as well as an international arbitrator at Resolve UK . 

He is General editor of the EIUC studies on Human rights and Democratisation edited by Cambridge University Press and has served in the scientific or advisory board of specialised journals such as the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (Emerald, London, U.K.); Transnational Dispute Management (TDM). He currently serves on the board of Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale (CEDAM-Wolter Kluwers); Contratto e impresa (CEDAM-Wolter Kluwers); della Rivista dell'arbitrato (Giuffré, Milan) as well as Diritto del commercio internazionale/The Law of International Trade (Giuffré, Milan). He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Bologna Law Review and a Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Journal of Human Rights/Journal Européen des droits de l'homme ; L’Europe des Droits & Libertés/Europe of Rights & Liberties (Université de Strasbourg/Fondation Marangopoulos); the Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Sao Paulo, Brasile) ; the European Yearbook on Human Rights (Vienna, Graz, Berlin); the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (Vienna, Austria).  He is the Director of the International Law section of the Yearbook of Italian Law (Il libro dell'anno del diritto)  edited by the Italian Institute for the Encyclopedia of Law "Treccani" in Rome.

In recognition of his achievements in the field, upon invitation from the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law, Prof. Marrella has taught his course on "International Protection of Human Rights and Activities of Transnational Companies" delivering his lectures in the 2013 Private International Law Session of the Academy. His conferences have been published in the Recueil des cours/Collected courses of The Hague Academy of International Law in 2017.

Amongst his representative publications there are:

- Manuale di diritto del commercio internazionale (International Business Law), I ed., Padova, Cedam, 2017; II ed., Cedam-Wolters Kluwer, 2020.

- Droit international, (with Dominique Carreau), XI ed., Paris, PEDONE, 2012, XII ed. in 2018 (with editions in Portuguese (Brasil) and soon in Russia), XIII ed. 2022.

- Diritto internazionale (with Dominique Carreau), 1st ed., Milan, Giuffré, 2016; 2 ed., 2018, 3 ed., 2020.

- "Unione Europea ed Investimenti diretti esteri" (EU and Foreign Direct Investments), in Società Italiana per il Diritto Internazionale, L'Unione europea a vent'anni da Maastricht, Napoli, ES, 2013.

- Diritto del commercio internazionale, III ed., (with Francesco Galgano), Padua, CEDAM, 2011

-"Lo straniero e la condizione di reciprocità", in Trattato notarile. Atti notarili nel diritto comunitario ed internazionale, Torino, UTET, vol. 1, 2011, pp. 107-136

- Economic globalisation and human rights, (ed. with W. Benedek and K. De Feyter), Cambridge University Press, 2007 (reprinted 2011)

- "Funzione ed oggetto dell'autonomia della volontà nell'era della globalizzazione del contratto", in La nuova disciplina comunitaria della legge applicabile ai contratti (Roma I), a cura di Nerina Boschiero, Torino, Giappichelli, 2009, pp. 15-65 

- La nuova lex mercatoria. Principi Unidroit ed usi dei contratti del commercio internazionale, Padova, CEDAM, 2003 [preface by H. Grigera Naon; book reviews, inter alios, by Pierre Lalive in 23 ASA Bulletin 4/2005, at 766; Philippe Kahn, in Journal de droit international, n.1, 2004]

 - Alle origini dell'arbitrato commerciale internazionale. L'arbitrato a Venezia tra Medio Evo ed Età Moderna, (with A. Mozzato) in Collana della rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale, Padova, CEDAM, 2001 [preface by Andrea Giardina].

For a full list of publications click here.