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Dr Filippo Fontanelli read Law at the University of Pisa (degree and masters, in 2004 and 2006) and at the Sant'Anna School (Diploma di Licenza and PhD, 2008 and 2012). He worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton LLP (Rome) from 2007 to 2009. He passed the bar exam in Italy (Rome). He holds an LLM degree from the New York University School of Law, where he served as Hauser Global LLM Fellow and received the Jerome Lipper Prize. He worked as university trainee at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), assisting H.E. Judge Cançado Trindade and H.E. Keith (2010/2011).

Dr Fontanelli is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the International Law Association, in which he was co-rapporteur of the ILA Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals. He is member of the Faculty of the Master in International Law of the Universidad La Sabana (Bogota) and has been visiting professor at the University of Stockholm, the University of Vienna and LUISS (Rome), where he teaches the course The Protection of Human Rights in Europe as adjunct professor.

Dr Fontanelli served as academic fellow on international trade law with the Scottish Parliament's Information Centre and adviser to the Europe and External Affairs Committee (2018-2020). He acts as counsel and legal expert before international courts and tribunals, and upon appointment by international institutions, including the Council of Europe and the Venice Commission.

Dr Fontanelli welcomes PhD proposals in the areas of international economic law and public international law.



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