Founder and head of the Firm, Professor Ugo Ruffolo is a jurist and lawyer with over thirty years of experience, as well as an esteemed professor of Civil Law. He is also well-known to the public for his articles on national press and having been invited as legal expert on several tv shows.
As a lawyer, registered with the Rome Bar, Professor Ruffolo has assisted and assists some of the main companies and businesses, national and foreign, as well as regularly assisting individuals and small and medium companies. In particular, Professor Ruffolo:
Ugo Ruffolo was Full Professor of Civil Law and Advertising and Communication Law at the Law School of the University of Bologna, where he taught for more than thirty years. He also thought in other universities (LUISS, Università di Perugia and Università della Calabria). He was also Prorector and Full Professor of Civil Law at the Lugano Campus of the Human Sciences School of LUDES.
Professor Ruffolo has authored several monographic works and essays on various topics in the fields of law and economics. He has been the director of the law review "Responsabilità, Comunicazione, Impresa" for more than ten years and he also edits the eponymous series of monographs and essays, which remains very active reliable to this day.
As a scholar, Professor Ruffolo is engaged in a constant research activity in a wide range of fields pertaining to civil and commercial law. He recently started, as one of the pioneers in Italy, a wide and ongoing research activity dedicated to the relations between Artificial Intelligence and law, with specific regard to the topics of liability, which resulted in a series of legal articles and monographs.
Professor Ruffolo has held several relevant public roles, participating as judicial council and expert to ministerial commissions. He was also asked to take part as expert in several Parliamentary hearings, such as during the approval process of the old and new laws on class actions and collective proceedings.
He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Autocisa S.p.A., as well as President of the Azienda Farmaceutica Municipalizzata of Bologna, member of the Board of Directors of the Società per gli Studi di Settore S.p.A. (SOSE) in Rome and of the Council of the Arbitral Chamber of the Bologna Chamber of Commerce.
Professor Ruffolo has authored a wide number of essays and articles, published on the main Italian and foreign law reviews, mainly in the fields of corporate law, corporate liability, liability from economic activities (groups of companies, procurements, supply relationships, liability from dangerous activities, product liability, transport law, telecommunications, advertising, competition and antitrust) and consumer protection.
Professor Ruffolo has also authored or co-authored the following works and monographs: