Guido Comparato


Post-doctoral Researcher

Email: [email protected]

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 582

Working languages: Italian, English, German, Dutch, French

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral academic assistant at the European University Institute in Florence (since 2011). Doctoral degree in law at the University of Amsterdam (2012), PhD researcher at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law at the University of Amsterdam (2008-2012). Bachelor and Master of Law from the University of Ferrara, Italy (2005 and 2008). Study visits at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Osnabrück and research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Areas of interest: Comparative Law, European Private Law, Law in context approaches.

Research area

Within the framework of the project, the current research analyses the conflicts between rules, principles and values at the different layers of the multi-level system of European private law, investigating these dynamics in particular in the area of financial services and paying particular attention to the case-law of the member states. Notwithstanding the growing regulatory interventions of the European institutions, different instances of resistance to the interaction between Community law and the law of the member states are detectable both in national legislation and case-law, arguably a sign of a tension between the different values underlying those sets of rules. The research further looks into the diverse strategies employed to promote social inclusion into the financial market, highlighting the characteristics of and the differences between the approaches of the European and the national regulators.