Remo Caponi was born in Cortona (Italy) in 1960. He is full professor of Civil Procedure at the School of Law of the University of Florence since 2001. He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute (2016), a Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University (2014-2015), a visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg (2014-2015), a fellow of the DAAD at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2014). He taught Transnational Contracts and Litigation at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Siena (1995-2009) and Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena (1995-2000). He was wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld (1989-1991), while teaching Introduction to the Italian Law. He is member of the Steering Committee supervising the ELI UNIDROIT joint project on European Rules of Civil Procedure (2014-ongoing). He is member of the International Scientific Advisory Board (Fachbeirat) of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (2016-ongoing), the Executive Committee of the European Law Institute (2013-ongoing), the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law (2011-ongoing), the Board of the Directors of the Italian Association of Procedural Law (2011-ongoing). He has served as reporter for the European Commission and the European Parliament in studying and evaluating aspects of the European law of civil procedure and insolvency (2010-2011, 2012). He has authored 4 books and about 200 papers in Italian, English and German. Some of his works have been translated in Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian. He speaks Italian (mother tongue), German, and English. He also reads French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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