Franco Ferrari is specialized in transnational litigation, arbitration and commercial law.
He joined NYU on a full-time basis in September 2010, after serving as visiting professor for various years. Most recently, Franco was chaired professor of international law at Verona University School of Law. Previously, he was chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Bologna University in Italy.
After serving as member of the Italian Delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he served as Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch (2000-2002), with responsibility for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL Digest on Applications of the UN Sales Convention (2004 edition).
Franco has published more than 280 law review articles in various languages and authored and edited 30 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law and international commercial arbitration.
He is the General-Editor of the European International Arbitration Review and a member of the editorial board of various peer reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Contratto e impresa/Europa).
Franco also acts as arbitrator both in international commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations.
He speaks Italian, English and German.