Renzo Riccardo CAVALIERI

Professore Associato
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Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
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Name:                                        Renzo Cavalieri

Date of birth:                             November 11, 1962

Nationality:                               Italian

Education:                                 University of Milan, Faculty of Law; Milan, Institute for Middle and East-Asia; Beijing and Shanghai, Foreign                
                                                    Languages Institutes.

 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  

                                                           “Cà Foscari”;

                                                    (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

                                                            “Cà Foscari”.


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);

                                                    English (fluent),

                                                    French (good);

                                                    Chinese (fairly good).