Franco Ferrari, who joined the NYU School of Law full-time faculty in Fall 2010, was most recently a chaired professor of international law at Verona University in Italy (2002-2016). Previously, he was a chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (1995-1998) and the University of Bologna in Italy (1998-2002).
After serving as a member of the Italian delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, prof. Ferrari was legal officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch, from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL digest on applications of the UN Sales Convention. He has published more than 290 law review articles and book chapters in various languages and 25 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration.
Prof. Ferrari, who is a recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars awarded by the American Society of International Law, is a member of the editorial boards of various peer-reviewed European law journals ("Internationales Handelsrecht", "European Review of Private Law", "Contratto e impresa", "Contratto e impresa/Europa", and "Revue de droit des affaires internationales") and the General Editor of the "European International Arbitration Review". He also acts as an international arbitrator both in international commercial arbitrations and, most recently, investment arbitrations.