ReCEPL
Research Centre of European Private Law

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The Research Centre of European Private Law (ReCEPL) was established by D.R. February 8, 2016. It pursues, including the statutory purposes, the objective to carry out studies and research about Private law at European level (as well as to disseminate information and results from this research and to train scientific expertise) in comparative perspective among different European national systems and in perspective of their uniformity.

In the perspective of uniform regulation, also considering the opportunities for its effective implementation in specific sectors, ReCEPL develops research itineraries on the relationship between law and new technologies, working in close collaboration with the Living Lab Utopia, Laboratory of legal area of the Interdepartmental Research Centre New Science.

The equipment of the most modern technological instruments of the New Science Center, allows ReCEPL researchers to adopt innovative research and study methodologies (empirical studies, behavioral analyses), conducted jointly with scholars and academics of non-legal disciplines (statistical area, IT , neuroscience) that have joined the Center and with researchers (engineering, psychological, human-machine interaction (HMI) and communication sciences) that belong to New Science Center.

ReCEPL, as a place of interdisciplinary research between experts and researchers, has so far conducted research in the legal and technological area on the topics of: data data in the digital environment, through behavioral and legal analysis, civil liability and automatic devices, bio-law and biotechnology, law, computation and simulation, neuroscience and law (so-called Neurolaw), online personality rights, digital inheritance.

ReCEPL has a dense network of collaborations with national, international and foreign universities and research centers (the UniversitÚ de Lyon 3 - France; the UniversitÚ de Chambery Savoie Mont Blanc - France; the Institute for automation of Hanover - Germany; Departamento de Derecho Civil and Internacional Privado de la Universidad de Sivilla - Spain; the CCC Legal Center of Cambridge - England; the Universidad Cat˛lica del Uruguay - Uruguay) and has a Visiting Researcher program for foreign researchers.

The Center also proposes to provide advice on highly complex issues in the private sector, to draft legislative proposals, to hold hearings with legislative bodies and independent bodies.

Thanks to the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills developed by the researchers of the ReCEPL it can support the commission of public bodies, judicial bodies or private subjects, in the solution of legal or interrelationship issues between legal issues and other disciplines, and in the implementation of projects, start-ups, spin-offs, and other initiatives.

The consultancy activity is divided, more specifically, in:
- elaboration of uniform normative texts (suitable to compose in a single rule instances of different origin)
- carrying out research activities to investigate certain issues or issues that are highly complex and involving more than one legal system;
- preparation of reports on the basis of the client's requests, which take the form of the preparation of various documents (papers, forms, impact analysis, etc.);
- Regulatory Impact Analysis (AIR);
- legal design in the context of serial and non-serial contracts;
- issues of bio-ethics or affecting ethical and legal relationships.

Even ReCEPL's consultancies can make use of the methodologies developed by the Research Center, ranging from the analysis of positive law, national and international, to empirical analyses, also in the legal field (Empirical Legal Studies) and to human-machine interface surveys or human being centered design.

Alongside the Centre's developed conference activities, its researchers, including projects in Europe, have developed significant training activities and scientific journals concerning research activities conducted in ReCEPL.

Director and vice-director

Lucilla Gatt

Director
Lucilla Gatt
Full Professor of Private Law
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
In charge of Contract and Trust Law, Family, Minors and Inheritance Law, New Technologies Law, PhD. Course Director, Master II level Director, Research Centre of European Private Law Director.
Attorney licensed to practice for superior jurisdictions in Italy
Areas of interest: E-commerce, ICT, BioTechnology, Privacy, IoT, Automotive, RoboLaw, Big Data, Icloud Computing, Sharing Economy, NeuroLaw.


Ilaria Amelia Caggiano

Vice-director
Ilaria Amelia Caggiano
Associate Professor of Private law
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
In charge of Comparative Private Law, Information Law and New Technology Law Lawyer
Areas of interest: E-commerce, ICT, Privacy, IoT, Sharing Economy, Automotive, NeuroLaw.


Research Team

Livia Aulino

Livia Aulino
Ph.D (c) in Humanities and Technologies: an integrated
research path, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer with hounors
LLM. in Family Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Areas of interest: Legal desing, Automative, Robolaw, Privacy, Big Data, IoT, Family law, BioTechnology.


Doriana De Crescenzo

Doriana De Crescenzo
Ph.D in Legal Strategy for the Development and the Internationalization of SMEs
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Notary
Areas of interest: E-commerce, Digital Contracts, Privacy, IoT.


Alessandra Fabrocini

Alessandra Fabrocini
Master's degree
Faculty of Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Trainee Lawyer
Areas of interest: Digital Banking-Financial Operations in the National and International context, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Smart contracts, IoT, Privacy, Big Data, Diritto di famiglia, ADR.


Maria Cristina Gaeta

Maria Cristina Gaeta
Research Fellow in Privacy Law
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Ph.D in People, Business and Market Law
University of Naples Federico II
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Torts law, Automotive, RoboLaw, Privacy, IoT.


Paola Grimaldi

Paola Grimaldi
Ph.D in Law Private Economy
University of Naples Federico II
Lawyer - Criminologist
Areas of interest: ICT, BioTechnology, Green web economy, Cybercrime.


Anita Mollo

Anita Mollo
Ph.D (c) in Humanities and Technologies: an integrated research path
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Digital Inheritance, Privacy, Big Data, IoT.


Claudia Munno

Claudia Munno
Ph.D in Civil Law
Second University of Naples
Ph.D in Bioethics
University of Naples Federico II
Lawyer
Areas of interest: BioTechnology, Privacy, NeuroLaw.


Elvira Salemme

Elvira Salemme
Ph.D (c) in Humanities and Technologies: an integrated research path
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Trainee lawyer
Areas of interest: Privacy, Big Data, IoT, Digital and Banking contracts.


Alessandra Sardu

Alessandra Sardu
Ph.D in International Studies, specialization in International Law
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva (Switzerland)
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Arbitration, ODR, TMT, Privacy.


Simona Toscano

Simona Toscano
Specialization in Legal Professions
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Banking contracts; European Competition Law and Market Integration.


Margherita Vestoso

Margherita Vestoso
Ph.D (c) in Humanities and Technologies: an integrated research path
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Neuroscience, Network analysis and Law, ABMs for regulatory impact assessment, social simulations, CSS, Big Data, IoT.


Teaching assistants

Pasquale Abate

Pasquale Abate
LL.M. in Human resources at University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Areas of interest: Bank contracts, Human Resources, Green economy.


Vittoria Bonino

Vittoria Bonino
Master's degree
Faculty of Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Trainee Lawyer - Trainee Judge
Areas of interest: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart contracts, IoT, Privacy, Big Data, Family Law.


Daniela Iossa

Daniela Iossa
LLM. in Family Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
LL.M in Digital methodologies and technologies for social and human sciences, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
LLM. in DPO and Privacy Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Real Estate Management, Privacy, Family Law, Children's Law.


Valeria Manzo

Valeria Manzo
Master's degree
Faculty of Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer - Bankruptcy Trustee - Judicial Guardian and Sales delegate - Manager of the over-indebted crisis
Areas of interest: Commercial law, Bankruptcy law, Family law, ICT.


Mario Triggiani

Mario Triggiani
Specialization in Legal Professions
University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Trainee Lawyer
Areas of interest: Green economy.


Emiliano Troisi

Emiliano Troisi
Master's degree
Faculty of Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Trainee Lawyer - Trainee Judge - Naples city Council's Work Group on Blockchain MBR
Areas of interest: Contracts, TMT, DLT-Blockchain tech, cryptocurrency, algorithmic contract, smart contracts, AI, IoT, Privacy, Big Data, Digital Identity.


Chiara Vitagliano

Chiara Vitagliano
Master's degree
Faculty of Law, University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
Lawyer
Areas of interest: Civil Law, Family Law, Privacy Law, Company Law.


Individual scientific collaborations

Luisella Battaglia

Luisella Battaglia
Full Professor of Bioethics, University of Genoa
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Moral Philosophy, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples
Areas of interest: Bioetichs, Moral Philosophy


Daniela Marella

Daniela Marella
Associate Professor of Statistics
University Roma Tre
Areas of interest: Data integration, Quality of statistical information, Complex sample surveys, Resampling methods.


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