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Guillermo Palao

Guillermo Palao

Coordinator of Projects with Russia, University of Valencia


Guillermo Palao Moreno obtained his PhD (with honours) at the University of Valencia and he is currently full Professor of Private International Law at that University, where he teaches Private International Law and International Commercial Law. He is also the Vice-Rector for Internationalization and Cooperation at the same institution, from 2014. 

Former adviser of the Study Group on a European Civil Code, he is a Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI), as well as correspondent Academic of the Spanish Academy of Jurisprudence and Law. Besides he is an active member of several researching groups and projects (American, European and Spanish) as well as professional associations such us the Spanish Teachers Association of International Law and International Relations, the International Academy of Comparative Law (AIDC/ IACL), the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP), or the Deutsch-Spanische Juristenvereinigung (DSJV).

Moreover he is also a non-practicing Lawyer at the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia (ICAV), as well as a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Centers of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and of the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia. 

Prof. Dr. Palao Moreno has enjoyed different researching periods at several academic institutions like Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA), Università La Sapienza (Roma), Max-Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law (Hamburg), Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), or the Peace Palace Library (The Hague). He has published extensively in Spanish, English, German, Italian and Portuguese. His research is in areas of International Contracts and Tort Law, International Company Law, International Labour Law, International Civil and Commercial Litigation and ADR as well as International Intellectual Property and IT Law. He has a long teaching experience (at graduate and postgraduate levels) both in European and Latin American Universities.