Prof. Gerard McCormack

McCormack photocropGerard McCormack is responsible for co-ordinating the SREIR project. He is Professor of International Business Law at the University of Leeds. Previous roles include Professor of Law at the University of Manchester, Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at the University of Essex and visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He has also taught at the Universities of Belfast and Southampton and was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen. His research interests are in the corporate and commercial field, with particular emphasis on the interaction of law and business. He also has an interest in property law and the harmonisation of law.

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Prof. Reinhard Bork

Reinhard Bork is Professor and the Managing Director of the Institute for Civil Procedure and General Litigation in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg. He has also operated as a judge at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Dean and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Law and a visiting fellow at University of Oxford. Previously he was Professor of Civil Law at the University of Bonn. His areas of expertise are civil law, commercial and corporate law, business law and civil litigation, particularly insolvency and arbitration law.

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Dr. Dr. Laura Carballo Piñeiro

la fotoLaura Carballo is Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and an active member of the Jean Monnet Programme. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Private International Law at the University of Vigo where she held the positions of Dean and Associate Dean of the Law Faculty. She has held visiting roles at several universities such as Oxford, Colombia University (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private international law (Hamburg). Her areas of expertise are private international law, international litigation, international commercial law, enforcement of foreign judgments and international insolvency law.

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Dr. Marta Carballo Fidalgo

CarballoFidalgoMarta Carballo Fidalgo is Associate Professor of Civil Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She has been visiting scholar at the Universities of Bologna, Coimbra, Paris 1, Paris 2 or Paris 5, and visiting professor at several French universities, including Chambéry, Paris 5, Tours, Brest and Montpellier. She is a member of the Henry Capitant Association and of the Trans Europe Experts (TEE) in its branch of Contract, Consumer and E-Commerce Law. Her area of expertise is civil law, particularly succession law, law of obligations and security rights.

Prof. Renato Mangano


Renato Mangano is Professor of “Diritto commerciale” at the University of Palermo where he gives lectures on Commercial law, Company law and Insolvency law. His research interests are in the fields of company law, corporate governance, banking law and insolvency law, both at national, comparative and European level. He has given lectures at the “Master per Giuristi d’impresa”, at Roma-Tre University. He was visiting professor at the University of Hamburg, and is a frequent academic visitor at the Max-Planck-Institute for comparative and international private law (Hamburg) and at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Insol-Europe and the European Law Institute.

Prof. Tibor Tajti

Tibor Tajti Vilnius 2012Tibor Tajti is Professor of Law at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest where he is also Director of the Doctoral Program of the Legal Studies Department. His doctoral degree, SJD (Scientiae Juridicae Doctor) in international (comparative) business law was also awarded by CEU. Before becoming an academic in 2002, he was a corporate counsel and director of the legal and later of the foreign trade department of a former Yugoslav holding company for more than a decade. He specialises in comparative insolvency and secured transactions law, corporate governance and finance, banking and capital markets regulation as well as arbitration and mediation of these areas. In the context of these areas, he is focused on law reforms, transplantation and the law-growth nexus.

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