Mauro Bussani is Full Professor of Law at the University of Trieste, Faculty of Law, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Macao, Faculty of Law, Macao (S.A.R. of the People’s Republic of China). Bussani’s work focuses on comparative private law, including contract law, tort law, and the law of secured transactions, private law foundations of democracy and of rule of law, legal pluralism and law and development. He has been a Visiting Professor in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Peru, France, Switzerland, the U.K., Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, and China. He is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the Société de législation comparée. He sits on the councils of a number of scientific academies/institutions, including the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland), the Master of Laws in Cross-Cultural Business Practice (Switzerland), the Fondation pour le droit continental (France), and the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (Austria).
Bussani is co-editor of the Cambridge University Press series ‘The Common Core of European Private Law’, and a member of the editorial board of leading journals, such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Tulane Law Review, the Journal of European Tort Law, and the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa. He is the Co-Recipient of the 2016 Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (Horizon 2020 – Excellent Science). His principal publications include 26 books (of which 14 are edited), and more than 140 essays, in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, and Korean.