Scuola superiore sant'anna

Professore Ordinario

Giovanni Comande'


Full Professor of Private Comparative Law at Scuola Superiore S. Anna Pisa, Italy. Phd. SSSA, LLM Harvard Law School, Founder and Director of the LIDER-LAB ( He has been visiting Professor Washington and Lee School of Law, USA (summer 2014); Université Laval ( jan-nov.  2013); Fordham School of Law, (2012); Université Panthéon Assas Paris II, (2007); The Hebrew University (2005); Wake Forrest University School  of Law, (Fall 2003);  Yale Law School  (1995 and 1997), teaching among  other topics Comparative Electronic Business Law, tort, and Privacy.  Professor Comandé was Jean  Monnet  Chair of Human  Rights and Remedies for Personal Injuries in European Community Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach (1994-2001).

Scientific director of several research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University Science and Education, the Italian National Council of Research, the European Science Foundation, the European Union, the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public Administrations, public and private companies and organizations.

Director of 2 top ranking law journals (“Opinio Juris in Cmparatione” and “Rivista di Medicina Legale e del Diritto in Sanità) and Member of the Editorial board of several others in Italy and Colombia

He is external scientific and ethical expert evaluator for the EU Commission,  National research Foundation – Research and Innovation Support and Advancement of South Africa, the University of Haifa (Israel); the Italian Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca; The Hebrew University Jerusalem; the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture

Author of 5 monographs, he has edited or co-edited 14 collective works, published more than 195 articles and notes published in major law reviews, and chapters to collective publications in Italian, English French and Spanish.

He is currently Consultative Member of the American Law Institute for Information Privacy (; Member of the European Group on Tort Law for drafting Principles of European Tort Law (PETL),;Member of the European center for Law and Insurance (, Wien); Member of The European Law Institute (ELI);

Member of the Italian State Bar in Pisa. Attorney at Law, Member of New York State Bar.

Mediator and member of the Board of Directors (Organismo Conciliazione Pisa at the Tribunal of Pisa)

He is founder of Smartex s.r.l. ( a Spin Off of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Fields of interest: Law and technology, Data Protection and Privacy, Ethics and legal issues in research, Tort law and personal injury damages, Comparative law, European Law, European private law, health law, Information society law (privacy, e-commerce and algorithm regulation),  ADR

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