Name: Renzo Cavalieri
Date of birth: November 11, 1962
University of Milan, Faculty of Law; Milan, Institute for Middle and East-Asia; Beijing and Shanghai, Foreign
Degrees: LLM ("Laurea"), University of Milan, 1987; Chinese Language Certificates (Beijing 1985, ISMeO 1987, Shanghai1987).
Present position: (a) Associate Professor of Private Comparative Law and Law of East Asian Countries, University of Venice
(b) Of Counsel, Law Firm “Bonelli Erede” (Milan);
Teaching experience: From 1993 to 1999, Assistant Professor of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pavia;
(from 1999 to 2003, Aggregate Professor of Comparative Politics, Faculty of Economics, Bocconi University, Milan);
From 2000 to 2006, Associate Professor of Law of African and Asian Countries and Comparative Legal
Systems, Faculty of Law, University of Lecce;
From 2007 onwards, Associate Professor of Comparative Law and Law of East Asian Countries, University of Venice
He has participated in international symposia and has given lectures at a range of universities and professional organizations both in Italy and abroad.
Professional experience: From 1989 to 1993, Secretary General of the Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Milan;
From 1995 to 2005, Of Counsel to "Pavia e Ansaldo" Law Firm, Milan;
From 2005 to 2008, Of Counsel to "Agnoli Bernardi e Associati" Law Firm, Milan;
From 2008 onwards, Of Counsel to “Bonelli Erede Pappalardo” Law Firm, Milan;
On a professional level he has been actively involved in various aspects of Italian-Chinese trade, providing legal assistance to a number of major companies in their investment projects and joint venture initiatives in China and other East-Asian countries.
EU-China Dialogue: From 1991 onwards, consulting the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on various aspects of Italian-Chinese cultural and political relations, in particular as designated national expert to several sessions of the EU-China dialogue on Human Rights (1999-2001-2007-2008).
Memberships: Former Professorial Research Associate, Centre of Chinese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (London);
Vice President of the Italy-China Chamber of Commerce;
Mediator, CCPIT (Beijing);
Senior Academician of the Accademia Ambrosiana;
Board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for South-East Asia;
Director of the Scientific Committee of the Journal Mondo Cinese
Languages: Italian (mother tongue);
Chinese (fairly good).