Remo Caponi (1960) is currently a judge for outstanding achievements at the Italian Supreme Court. Former full professor of Civil Procedure at the University of Florence (1998-2022), after obtaining a PhD in Civil Procedure at the University of Bologna (1989). Enrico Redenti Prize for Civil Procedure (2022).A Member of the Presidium of the International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL). A Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University (2014-2015).
A Member of the Steering Committee supervising the ELI UNIDROIT joint project on European Rules of Civil Procedure (2013-2020). A Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn): various research stays at the Universities of Bielefeld, Freiburg and Humboldt University of Berlin. A Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute (2016). A Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg (2014-2015). A Fellow of the DAAD at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2014). Teaching of Transnational Contracts and Litigation at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Siena (1995-2009).Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld (1989-1991). A Member of the International Consortium (led by the MPI Luxembourg) charged with the Evaluation Study of National Procedural Laws and Practices under EU Consumer Law for the EU Commission (2015-2016).
A member of the Expert Group charged with the Evaluation of Scientific Research in the field of Legal Sciences in Italy at the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research (2015-2016). A co-founder of the joint law degree (University of Florence/University of Cologne. A founding member of the European Law Institute (ELI). A member of ELI Executive Committee (2013-2017). A member of the Board of the Trustees of the Academy of European Law (2007-2015).
A reporter for the European Commission and the European Parliament in studying and evaluating aspects of the European law of civil procedure and insolvency (2010-2011, 2012). Remo has authored four books and about 200 papers in Italian, English and German. Some of his works have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian. His main research interests are in the field of civil procedure, comparative civil procedure and constitutional law. His current research projects focus on Class Actions; the relationship between Procedural Law and global governance; the alternative dispute resolution.
POSITION: JUDGE ITALIAN SUPREME COURT
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.