Guillermo Palao Moreno

Guillermo Palao Moreno obtained his PhD (with honours) at the University of Valencia and he is currently full Professor of Private International Law and Academic Director of the Russian Centre of that University, where he teaches Private International Law and International Commercial Law and where he was the former Vice-chancellor for Internationalization and Cooperation.

Former adviser of the Study Group on a European Civil Code, he is a Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI), correspondent Academic of the Spanish Academy of Jurisprudence and Law, associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (AIDC/ IACL), and member the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP). Affiliated member of the Centre for Private International Law, University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), Prof. Dr. Palao Moreno has been appointed as distinguished professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana (Cuba). Besides he is an active member of several researching groups and projects (American, European and Spanish) as well as professional associations such us the Spanish Teachers Association of International Law and International Relations (AEPDIRI), or the Deutsch-Spanische Juristenvereinigung (DSJV).

Moreover, he is also a non-practicing Lawyer at the Valencia Law Society -Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia (ICAV)-, as well as a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Centres of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and of the Chamber of Commerce and Navigation of Valencia.

Prof. Dr. Palao Moreno has enjoyed different researching periods at several academic institutions like the Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA), the Università La Sapienza (Rome), the Max-Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law (Hamburg), the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), or the Peace Palace Library (The Hague). He has published extensively in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese, having published 5 books (as a sole author), edited more than 20 books, and published more than 100 chapters and articles. His research has been devoted to several areas, like International Contracts and Tort Law, International Company Law, International Labor Law, International Family a Succession Law, International Civil and Commercial Litigation and ADR as well as International Intellectual Property and IT Law. Besides, he has a long teaching experience (at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels) in both European and Latin-American Universities.