Silvana Dalla Bontà

Professore associato

Facoltà di Giurisprudenza


Via Verdi, 53 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 281869
silvana.dallabonta[at]unitn [dot] it
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

Current Position: Assistant Professor (Professore aggregato) at the University of Trento, Faculty of Law

Academic Education

2003             Ph.D. in Legal Theory and Comparative Analysis of Procedural Law, University of Urbino 2000   MA Degree in Law, University of Trento (summa cum laude)

Teaching Activities and Guest Lectures

2003-           Lecturer, Civil Procedure at the School for Legal Professions, Universities of Trento and Verona

2007-           “European Civil Procedure” (42 hours, 6 CTS), University of Trento, Faculty of Law

2013-           “Negotiation and Mediation: Principles and Practice” (20 hours, 2 CTS), University of Trento, Faculty of Law

2007-2013    “Comparative Civil Procedure” (42 hours, 6 CTS), University of Trento, Faculty of Law (in 2012-2013, in collaboration with M. Tangeman, Judge for the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County in California, USA)

2009             (January) “Introduction on Italian Corporate Law”, University of Vienna, Economics Centre

                    (November 8) Lecturer, “Why a Comparative Perspective? Fundamental Differences between Procedural Legal Systems”, San Diego State University, Department ISCOR (International Security and Conflict Resolution)

2013             (June) Lecturer, “Pleadings” and “Appeal Systems”, Italian Civil Procedure School organised by IPSOA Legal Profession Educational Centre in Milan

                    (May 28) Lecturer, “Res Judicata in Civil and Common Law Tradition”, University of Naples Federico II, Doctoral School in Civil Procedural and International Law

                    (July 5) Lecturer, “Res Judicata in Civil and Common Law Tradition”, University of Trento, Doctoral Course in Comparative and European Legal Studies

                    (October 4) Lecturer, “Action in Warranty or in Guarantee”, University of Urbino, School of Legal Professions

2014            (April 7) Lecturer, “Lis Alibi Pendens in the EC Reg.No.44/2001 and in the EU Reg. No. 1215/2012 and in the ECJ case-law”, University of Turin

2015             (March 9-10) Lecturer, “From the Regulation Brussels I to the Regulation Brussels I Recast: What Will Change?”, University of Tuscia

2016             (April 21) Lecturer, “Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the EU Context: An Analysis of the UK Legal System” (in dialogue with Prof. A. Otto, University of Passau), University of Trento, Doctoral Course in Comparative and European Legal Studies

                    (April 22) Lecturer, “Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Practice: The Legal Negotiation” (in dialogue with Prof. A. Otto, University of Passau), University of Trento, Doctoral Course in Comparative and European Legal Studies

                     (May 12) Lecturer, “Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters in Spain and Italy” (in dialogue with Prof. G. García-Rostán Calvín, University of Murcia), University of Trento, Doctoral Course in Comparative and European Legal Studies

                    (November 22) Lecturer, “Family Law in the Framework of Private and Procedural International and European Law”, University of Tuscia, Doctoral Course MEG: European and Global Market and Law

Research, Study and Working Stay and Other Activities Abroad

2002-     Several research and study stays, University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, at the invitation of Prof. A. Konecny, Prof. E.-M. Bajons and Prof. P. Böhm

2008       (June 8 – September 27) Visiting Scholar, University of Houston, Law Center, at the invitation of Prof. Dean R. Alderman and under the supervision of Prof. A. Gidi

2009       (August 9 - November 11) Visiting Scholar, University of Houston, Law Center, at the invitation of Prof. Dean R. Alderman and under the supervision of Prof. A. Gidi

2015       (January 19 – February 2) Research stay, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedure in the framework of the Guest Programme

              (June 1 – June 20) Research Stay, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in the framework of the Guest Programme

2016       (May 28 – June 4) Visiting Professor, University of Murcia in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

              (July 1 – August 31) Max-Planck-Institute Stipendiatin, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg

              (September 16) Member of the Doctoral Commission, University of Murcia, Commission Members Prof. F. Cordón Moreno and Prof. C. Senés

2017       (August 1 – August 31) Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)-Stipendiatin, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg

Papers and Contributions

2009      (May 12) Discussant, “Recent Development in Law of Evidence”, University of Vienna, Coordinators Prof. A. Konecny and Prof. M. Marinelli

             (May 14) Discussant, “European Civil Procedure in Dialogue between ECJ and Domestic Courts”, University of Vienna, Coordinators Prof. E.-M. Bajons and Prof. P. Böhm

2010      (June 10) Discussant, “Cross-border Insolvency Proceedings”, University of Vienna, Coordinators Prof. A. Konecny and Prof. M. Marinelli

             (November 15) Speaker, “The New Mediation on Civil and Commercial Matters and the In- court proceedings before the Justice of Peace”, Office of the Justice of Peace, Trentino Alto- Adige Region

2011      (April 11) Speaker, “Italy’s Peculiar Implementation of the Directive 2008/52/EC: the Mediation Aimed to Conciliation in Civil and Commercial Matters according to the Decreto Legislativo No. 28/2010”, University of Zaragoza, in the framework of the round table on “Mediation and Arbitration: Current Situation and Future Perspective”, Coordinator Prof. F.J. Herrero

             (April 29) Speaker, “Equity as Decision-making Criteria”, University of Trento, in the framework of the Education and Training Programme for the Justice of Peace, Coordinator Prof. M. Marinelli

             (July 28) Speaker, “Directive 2008/52/EC: Italy’s Peculiar Implementation and its Consequences on Cross-border Civil and Commercial Disputes”, University of Heidelberg, in the framework of the XIV World Congress of IALP (International Association of Procedural Law) on “Procedural Justice in a Globalized World”, Coordinator Prof. B. Hess

2012      (May 21) Speaker, “The Extension of the EC Regulation No. 44/2001 to Persons Domiciled in A Third State: a Critical Analysis”, University of Vienna, in the framework of the seminar on “New Development in European Civil Procedure”, Coordinators Prof. A. Konecny and Prof. M. Marinelli

             (June 1) Speaker, “Mediation and In-court Proceedings in the Italian Legal System: a Problematic Relationship”, University of Innsbruck, in the framework of the Conference on “Mediation: New Legislation and Practice in the International Context”

2014      (March 20-21) Speaker, “Duties and Liability of Corporate Directors: Derivative Suits. A Comparative Analysis”, University of Padua, in the framework of the Conference on “Dialogue Between Courts and New Horizons in Legal Liability”

             (November 12-13) Speaker, “Reforms on the Italian Civil Procedure Code”, University of Zaragoza, in the framework of the meeting on “The on-going Reforms on Civil Procedure Codes”, Coordinator Prof. F.J. Herrero

2015      (November 26) Speaker, “Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters in the International and European Context”, University of Trento, in the framework of the Symposium on “Mediation: Principles and Practice”, Coordinators Prof. A. Cassatella and Prof. F. Puppo

2016      (June 10-11), Speaker in in the Training Seminar on Brussels I Recast, Lucca, in the framework of “European Civil Procedure for Lawyers: Promoting Training to Improve the Effectiveness of Transnational Justice” (JUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6771)

             (October 14-15) Speaker in in the Training Seminar on EAPO Regulation, University of Turin, in the framework of “European Civil Procedure for Lawyers: Promoting Training to Improve the Effectiveness of Transnational Justice” (JUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6771)

             (October 20-21), Speaker, “The Access to Appeal: A Comparative Analysis”, University of Zaragoza, in the framework of the Conference on “Changes in the In-court Proceedings Regulation”, Coordinator Prof. F.J. Herrero

2017      (March 3) Speaker, “European Principle of Effectiveness and Domestic Civil Procedure”, Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, Trento

             (March 17-18) Speaker in the Training Seminar on Brussels I Recast, University of Turin, in the framework of “European Civil Procedure for Lawyers: Promoting Training to Improve the Effectiveness of Transnational Justice” (JUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6771)

              (June 9) Speaker, “The Role of the University in Rebooting Mediation at Domestic, European and International Level”, in the framework of the Conference “Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters”, Trento

                (June 16) Speaker, “Derivative Suit in Corporate Law: A Comparative Analysis”, Padua, in the framework of the Conference on “Corporate Actions for Directors Liability”

                (June 23) Speaker in the Training Seminar on Brussels I Recast, Lucca, in the framework of “European Civil Procedure for Lawyers: Promoting Training to Improve the Effectiveness of Transnational Justice” (JUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6771)

Organizer of Academic Meetings

2011      (January 10-16), Scientific Coordinator of the Winter School on “Negotiation & Mediation”, University of Trento, in collaboration with Resolutia-Gestione delle controversie and NCRC, National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, California); Speaker, “From the Origin of ADR to the Current Italian Legislation on Mediation”

2015-      Scientific Coordinator of the Mediation & Negotiation Research Group, University of Trento

2016       (November 17-18) Scientific Coordinator and Moderator, Euregio Research Conference on “Shifting Boundaries – Grenzverschiebungen Confini in movimento”, University of Bolzano   

              (December 2) Scientific Coordinator and Moderator, Symposium on “Negotiation, Collaborative Practice and Mediation in Conflict Management: A Comparative Analysis”, University of Trento, in collaboration with ADR Quadra – Mediation Center

2017       (May 24) Scientific Coordinator and Moderator, Symposium on “Mediator: Profession or Professional Skill?”, University of Trento, Faculty of Law

              (September 7) Scientific Coordinator, Moderator and Speaker, Seminar on “Training Mediator: Towards A New Generation of Professionals? Criteria and Methods of Assessment of    Qualified Mediators”, University of Trento, Faculty of Law

Other Academic Activities

2008-     Coordinator of the Erasmus Programme, University of Trento, Faculty of Law

2011-     Coach of the team of students from the University of Trento, Faculty of Law, competing in the Italian Mediation Competition (IMC), Italian Negotiation Competition (INC), ICC Mediation Competition (1st place IMC 2014 and 2015, 2nd place IMC 2016; 2nd place INC 2017)

2017      (June 28-29) Judge at the 2017 International Negotiation Competition, University of Oslo

National and International Collaborations

2011-2003        Member of the research team (PRIN – Italian National Research Project) on “Economic Analysis of the In-court Civil Proceedings: Towards a Higher Efficiency”, National Scientific Coordinator Prof. A. Gambaro, University of Trento Scientific Coordinator Prof. M. Marinelli

Member of the international research team on “Efficacy of the Measure to Simplify, Accelerate, or Substitute the Process to Get a Decrease of Litigiousness”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Scientific Coordinator Prof. Á. Bonet Navarro, University of Zaragoza

2014-2016        Member of the international research team on “Limits to the Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution Methods”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Scientific Coordinator Prof. F.J. Herrero, University of Zaragoza

2015-2017        Member of the Programme co-funded by the Justice Programme of the EU on “European Civil Procedure for Lawyers: Promoting Training to Improve the Effectiveness of Transnational Justice” (JUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6771), Principal Applicant Prof. E. D’Alessandro, University of Turin; Partners University Complutense of Madrid, University of Maribor, University of Passau

Scholarships and Recognitions

2017      (August) Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)-Stipendiatin, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg

2016      (July-August) Max-Planck-Institute Stipendiatin, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg

2011      Kester-Haeusler Stiftung Stipendiatin for the participation as a speaker at the XIV. World Congress of IALP (International Association of Procedural Law), University of Heidelberg

Memberships

2011    Member, European Law Institute (ELI)

2016    Member, Italian Association of Scholars on Civil Procedure

2016- Member of the Board of the Doctoral School on “European and Comparative Legal Studies”, University of Trento, Faculty of Law

Languages: Italian (native language), English (C 1, IELTS), German (B 2, Goethe), Spanish (B 2, Dele)