Born in Genoa 20 February 1922; Reserve officer of the Italian Navy. Law degree University of Genoa, 1944. Former professor of maritime law in the University of Genoa. Visiting Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans. Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Antwerp. Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Bologna.
President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) from 1976 to 1991. President ad honorem of the CMI. Honorary member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Member of the Commercial Court Committee of the High Court of Justice - London from 1977 to 1989. Honorary member of the British Maritime Law Association. Honorary member of the Association of Average Adjusters. Honorary member of the United States Maritime Law Association. Honorary member of the Canadian Bar Association. Honorary Proctor in Admiralty in the United States. President ad honorem of the Italian Association of Maritime Law.
Editor of the CMI Publications. Editor of “Il Diritto Marittimo”.
Advisor of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific -ESCAP and coauthor of ESCAP Guidelines on Maritime Legislation. Consulted by the Government of the People Republic of China during the preparation of the Chinese Maritime Code. Attended all CMI Conferences from 1951 and several diplomatic conferences for the unification of maritime law. Attended all sessions of the IMO-UNCTAD Joint Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Maritime Liens and Mortgages and Related Subjects and the Diplomatic Conference on the Draft Convention on Arrest of Ships. Attended, as delegate of the Italian Government, almost all sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group on Transport Law for the preparation of a Draft Convention on the carriage of goods [wholly or partially] [by sea].
Address: 10 Via Roma 16121 Genoa, Italy
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Bologna (Italy), 23.11.1955. Member of Bologna Bar Association Law since 1981. University of Bologna, JD (1978). Full Professor of Maritime and Transportation Law since 1991 (since 1995, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna).
Stefano Zunarelli is the founding member of the Zunarelli & Associati Group in 1986. After a period of research activity within the University of Bologna, he was appointed full professor of Maritime and Aviation Law and International Trade Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Camerino in 1991. In 1995 he was back in the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna, where he also taught International Private Law, and where he was appointed Dean of the Faculty for the period 1998-2004. Since then he has the responsibility of the Master Course in Transportation Law and Economics.
From 1985 to 1996 he represented the Italian Government in the Juridical Committee of International Maritime Organization (IMO)-London-and in Diplomatic Conferences where International Conventions have been adopted about ship's nationality (1986), sea rescue (1989), liability in maritime transport of passengers (1990), liability in maritime transport of dangerous and noxious substances (1996), limitation of liability of maritime credits (1996). He is member to the Ministry of Justice of the commission concerning the amendment of the Maritime Code. He is member of the working group, instituted by the European Commission for processing of community set of rules concerning liability in multimodal transport of goods. He is, furthermore, member of the working group instituted by UNCITRAL for the preparation of a new international convention on maritime transport of goods. He is member of the Commission instituted by the Ministry of Transport for the drawing up of the National Program for the Development of Logistics.
Since 1981 he operates as a lawyer in the areas of Maritime and Transportation Law (public and private aspects), Contracts, Insurance Law; International Business Law. He is the advisor of the Italian Government (Ministry of Transports), of some Italian regional and local governments for matters relating the transport activities and liberalizations/privatizations. He is also the advisor of some of the major Italian insurance companies.
He is the author of a number of publications in the field of Maritime, Aviation Transport and Insurance Law. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Maritime Law.
Address: Vía del Monte, 10 40126 Bologna, Italy
Tel.: +39 051 7457221
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