Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe is a Full Professor at the Department of Law of the University of Genoa where he teaches “European Union Law” (in Italian) and “International and European Law of the Sea” (in English), having previously taught “International Law”, “Conflicts of Law and Jurisdiction” and “Principles of European Community Environmental Law”. He is also a teacher of “Legal Aspects of Hydrography” at a master’s course programme in “Marine Geomatics” held at the Italian Navy’s Institute of Hydrography.

He holds degrees from the University of Genoa (Bachelor in Law), University College London (LLM in International Business Law), the Georgetown University Law Centre (LLM in International Legal Studies), under a Fulbright Scholarship, and the State University of Milan (Ph.D. in International Law).

Lorenzo is also a practicing lawyer, qualified to plead before the Italian Supreme Court and partner of the law firm Studio Legale Afferni Crispo & C. (SLAC) based in Milan and Genoa, Italy. He has served for two terms as vice-president of Cicero – League of International Lawyers, to which his law firm belongs. He has pleaded, inter alia, before the European Court of Justice and has served as an expert witness on matters of Italian law and European Union law before foreign courts and arbitral tribunals.

Lorenzo has published, as author or co-author, books, book chapters and journal articles in his areas of expertise. He is, in addition, on the scientific board or the board of directors of several academic publications.

Areas of Expertise
  • Public international law, with a focus on law of the sea and international environmental law.
  • European Union law (institutional and material aspects).
  • Conflicts of law and jurisdiction.

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