1)       “The scope of application of the 1952 Brussels Convention on arrest of ships and the “periculum in mora” vis-à-vis a foreign flag ship, Il Diritto Marittimo 1994, 187

2)       “Arrest of ships: practical problems and their possible solutions, Il Diritto Marittimo 1995, 768

3)       “The ship, the non propelled craft and the Tax Authority in between, Il Diritto Marittimo 1996, 1008

4)       “The arrest under art. 39 of the 1968 Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (now art. 47 of EU Regulation 44/2001), Il Diritto Marittimo 2001, 1109

5)       “Chronique de droit maritime italien en 2002“, Droit Maritime Français 2003, 858

6)       “Chronique de droit maritime italien en 2003“, Droit Maritime Français 2004, 923

7)       “Understanding ship mortgage law, The Maritime Advocate, Issue 28, October 2004, 36

8)       “Possibility to claim, allegation of claim and arrest of shipsIl Diritto Marittimo 2004, 1465

9)       “The transport documents in the UNCITRAL Draft Convention for the International Carriage of Goods wholly or partly by seaIl Diritto Marittimo 2006, 1026

10)     “European Rules on Maritime Casualties, Tecnologie Trasporti Mare 2008, 83

11)     “The fascination of a centennial knowledge, Dossier Liguria, October 2008, 134

12)     “Ship Mortgage, Section for Italy, Shipping Finance, IV Ed., Euromoney Books 2009

13)     “Vessel Registration, Section for Italy, Shipping Finance, IV Ed., Euromoney Books 2009

14)     “Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2009

15)     “Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2009

16)     “Arrest of Ships, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2009

17)     “Towage, Treaty of Contractual Liability – The contracts, Vol. II, Cedam, Padua 2009

18)     “Pilotage, Treaty of Contractual Liability – The contracts, Vol. II, Cedam, Padua 2009

19)     “Safeguarding the sea and those who live on it, Dossier Liguria, May 2009, 176

20)     “The Rotterdam Rules: what will be the changes, Corriere dei Trasporti, 15 June 2009

21)     “From frogman to maritime lawyer, Essays in honour of Francesco Berlingieri, Il Diritto Marittimo 2010, 147

22)     The entry into force of the new Convention on arrest of ships, Il Diritto Marittimo 2011, 1141

23)     A report on the session at Beijing on Fair Treatment of Seafarers, CMI Yearbook 2013, 362

24)     “Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2012

25)     “Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2012

26)     “Arrest of Ships, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 33, Wolters Kluwer, 2012

27)     “Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 52, Wolters Kluwer, 2014

28)     “Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 52, Wolters Kluwer, 2014

29)     “Arrest of Ships, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Supplement 52, Wolters Kluwer, 2014

30)     “Liability for wrongful arrest: a report on this study and on the activities of the IWG, CMI Yearbook 2015, 296

31)     “The need of a Convention on foreign judicial sales of ships and their recognition, Essays on Maritime Law- Tribute to Aurelio Fernándes Concheso, April 2016

32)     Hypothéques/mortgages, maritime liens and enforced sale: attempts at unification, CMI Yearbook 2016, 253

33)     Towards uniform rules on wrongful arrest or still with the law of the jurisdiction where the arrest is made? CMI Yearbook 2016, 338

34)     “The New York Produce Exchange Form 2015. An overview with focus on Liens, G.A. and Arbitration”, Liber Amicorum in Memory of Prof. A.N. Yiannopoulos, July 2017

35)     “The CMI between New York and Genoa” Il Diritto Marittimo, 2017, 1115 and Comparative Maritime Law Journal, 2018, 7

36)     “Arrest of Vessels”, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Suppl. 64, Wolters Kluwer 2018

37)     “Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels”, Section for Italy, Maritime Law Handbook, Suppl. 64, Wolters Kluwer 2018

38)     “Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims”, Maritime Law Handbook, Section for Italy, Suppl. 64, Wolters Kluwer 2018

39)     “Salvage in Spanish law 14/2014, in the Italian Code of Navigation and in the 1989 Salvage Convention”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2018, 5 and Essays in memory of José Luis Goñi Etchevers

40)     “Arrest of ships in the International Conventions, in Italian law and in Spanish law”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2019, 245 and Commemorative Volume for the two hundred years of the foundation of the Venezuelan Admiralty Court, Caracas 2019, 249

41)     “Maritime Liens in Italian law and in the International Conventions: an historical overview”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2019, 475 and Essays in Honour of Ignacio Luis Melo Ruiz, Mexico City, 2019, 121

42)     “The Italian Maritime Law Association: over 120 years since its foundation”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2019, 671

43)     “Arrest of Vessels – Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels – Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims”; Maritime Law Handbook 2019, Wolters Kluwer

44)     “Liability for the wrongful Arrest of Ships: where we stand”, Comparative Maritime Law Journal, 2020, 107

45)     “Il Diritto marittimo – 120 years of doctrine, jurisprudence and Italian and foreign legislation”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2020, 3

46)     “Liability for wrongful arrest of ships: the efforts towards possible uniform rules”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2020, 285

47)     “Carriers’ liability for damages to passengers in the event of a maritime casualty and punitive damages” E-book Ibero American Institute of Maritime Law, Argentinian Branch, 2020

48)     “Journey over the Channel through the interpretation of the International Conventions”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2020, 1180

49)     “Arrest of Vessels – Flag and Registration of Vessels and Mortgages on Vessels – Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims”; Maritime Law Handbook 2020, Wolters Kluwer

50)     “The payment of the Salvage reward in the 1910 Brussels Convention, in the 1989 London Convention and in Italian law”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2021, and Revista de Estudios Maritimos, n.60

51)     “Comments on the nature of the salvage claim”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2021

52)     “Ship Finance”, Lexology 2021

53)     “Pilotage does not rhyme with salvage”, Il Diritto Marittimo, 2021


Presentations – Lectures

1)       The works of the Comité Maritime International and the uniformity in the field of maritime transport, Fall Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, Marco Island, Florida, USA, 1988

2)       Accidents at sea: international and domestic legislation, Conventions on emergency at sea, prevention, management and response, Seminar by Thetis, Centre of Shipping Technologies, Venice 26-28 May 1993

3)       Speech at the Congress “One hundred years of works for the unification of maritime law – A review of what achieved and a program for the future”, Genoa 22-23 January 1999, Il Diritto Marittimo 1999, 270

4)       Places of Refuge for ships in distress, International Congress on Maritime Law, Piraeus, 28 September-1 October 2004

5)       Place of Refuge in a Mediterranean Sea perspective, CMI Conference, Vancouver, 2 June 2004

6)       Monitoring Traffic and Places of Refuge, 1st European Maritime Lawyers’ Summit, Benalmadena Costa (Costa del Sol) Spain 1-3 November 2006

7)       Jurisdiction and Arbitration in the UNCITRAL Draft Convention on carriage of goods wholly or partly by sea, XVI International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, Singapore 26 February-2 March 2007

8)       The growth of the European Union policy in maritime transport, Round Table on “European Union Transport Policy – Developments and Perspectives”, University of Parma 16 March 2007

9)       The liability of Yacht Clubs as organizers of sailing regattas, Colloquium on “The law and the sailing regattas: Rules and Liabilities”, Union of the Lawyers’ Councils of the Venetian Regions, Venice 26 October 2007

10)     Places of Refuge and certain issues relating to salvage, financial security and authorities of the coastal State, Congress “The Maritime Law in the XXI Century – Conflict of Legal Systems or hopes for uniformity” Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo, Sevilla 13-16 November 2007

11)     Investigations into Maritime Casualties – The International and the National Rules, Colloquium Italian Maritime Law Association, Genoa 23 November 2007

12)     The arrest of ships in the code of navigation and in the 1952 Brussels Convention, Seminar at the University of Udine 13 March 2008

13)     Investigations into Maritime Casualties, Congress on “The New Regime of the Maritime Investigations and the relating legal questions”, University of Modena 28 March 2008

14)     Chairman at the session Liberalization of Port Services at the 2nd European Maritime Lawyers Summit, Rome 13 June 2008

15)     A comparison between the international conventions and Italian law on arrest of ships and maritime liens, Congress “Maritime litigation between market crisis and credit crunch: the views of suppliers and cargo interests”, Confederation of the Italian Industry – Venetian Branch, Venice 8 May 2009

16)     Criminalization of shipmasters worldwide, 14th General Assembly of CESMA, Confederation of European Shipmasters’ Association, Genoa 26 May 2009

17)     Cargo insurance against the risk of transport, the changes under the Rotterdam Rules, Colloquium Italian Maritime Law Association – National Association of Insurance Companies, Milan 28 May 2009

18)     Carriers’ liability in the carriage of passengers by sea (EU Regulation 392/2009), Lecture at the II Level Master, Faculty of Law, University of Messina, 3 October 2009

19)     From maritime liens on ships to arrest of ships: outlines on the protection of maritime claims, Lecture at the II Level Master, Postgraduate certificate on legal and private sciences, University of Messina, 26 November 2009

20)     The Rotterdam Rules: why a new convention on maritime transport, I Conference on maritime and shipping law, Civitavecchia 11 December 2009

21)     The officer of the assault units of the Italian Navy, speech at the presentation of the Essays in honour of Francesco Berlingieri, Palazzo della Borsa, Genoa 19 February 2010

22)     The Rotterdam Rules: The main differences with the Hague-Visby Rules and the Hamburg Rules, Conference WISTA Switzerland, Geneva 14 September 2010

23)     Salvage – Arrest of ships and maritime liens – The Rotterdam Rules, Master online Newton Management Innovation S.p.A., Milan 2 May 2011

24)     Enforcement, arrest of ships and maritime liens – Legal issues on salvage and towage – The main clauses and issues relating to insurance contracts, Master Scuola Formazione IPSOA, Viareggio 18 May 2011

25)     The work of the CMI towards unification of maritime law on the occasion of the VX anniversary of the foundation of the Israel Maritime Law Association, Tel Aviv Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv 15 February 2012

26)     The Italian Maritime Law Association, the Comité Maritime International and the unification of maritime law, Meeting at ANIA-Italian Association of Insurance Companies – Working Group on Transport, Milan 12 April 2012

27)     Ports and logistics between contractual terms and international instruments, The International Propeller Club, The Province of Livorno and the University of Pisa-University Center on Logistic issues, Livorno 23 April 2012

28)     Maritime inquiries: the legislative novelties, Conference on the Investigations into maritime casualties in the commercial and pleasure navigation between European and domestic legislation, Center of Culture, Formation and Legal Affairs, Seminar organized by Diritto e Trasporti, Genoa 20 May 2012

29)    –    The work of the CMI towards unification of maritime law, the Slovenian Maritime Law Association and its friendship with the Italian Maritime Law Association:

          –    Investigation into maritime casualties: an example how the EU ensures protection of the environment and safety at sea;

          –    Jurisdiction clauses in international conventions: an issue for the EU and EU member States,

European Maritime Day 2012 – EU Maritime Law and Policy, Maritime Law Association of Slovenia, Portorož (Slovenia) 18 May 2012

30)     The 1999 Convention on Arrest of Ships and the New Maritime Claims, II International Conference on Maritime and Shipping Law, University of Marmara, Faculty of Law, Istanbul 24-25 May 2012

31)     The protection of the seafarer in the foreign port between MLC 2006 and IMO-ILO Guidelines 2006 on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers, Conference on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006, University of Genoa, Department of Ship’s, Electric, Electronic and Telecommunication’s Engineering and Department of International Private Law and Commerce Law “G.L.M. Casaregi”, Genoa 20 June 2012

32)     Contractual uniformity and the works of the CMI, Conference Flexibility, Foreseeability and Reasonableness in Shipping Contracts, VII European Colloquium on Maritime Law Research, Palermo, 27-28 September 2012

33)     The works of CMI towards unification of maritime law and cross border insolvency, 2012 Conference Shipping and the Law in the recent and current markets, Naples 8 October 2012

34)     Pollution and criminalization of seafarers: learning from the past to improve the future, CMI Conference 2012, Beijing 14-19 October 2012

35)     Carriers’ agents: the legal frameworkA summing up, ASLA’s Seminar Milan 25 January 2013

36)     Liens and Maritime Hypothecs – Presentation at the Conference “Lex Trasporti” on: Maritime Claims – An update with the new provisions, Genoa, 26 June 2013

37)     Recognition of insolvency proceedings under Council Regulation (EC) no. 1346/2000, CMI Symposium, Dublin 1stOctober 2013

38)     Third parties rights in rem, maritime liens and the Member State in which the ship is situated: an analysis of art. 5 of Council Regulation (EC) no. 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings, 8th International Conference of Maritime Law, Piraeus 10-12 October 2013

39)     Piracy in West Africa, Workshop ANIA-Associazione Nazionale Imprese Assicuratrici: Maritime Piracy and regime on international sanctions, Milan 26 February 2014

40)     Defaulting shipowners and protection of their insolvency status, European Maritime Law Organization and Malta Maritime Law Association, joint Seminar, Valletta, Malta, 8 May 2014

41)     The Rotterdam Rules, where we stand, ASLA-Associazione Studi Legali Associati and Propeller Club International, Milan, joint Seminar on International carriage of goods, Milan 19 May 2014

42)     Council Regulation (EC) no. 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on Insolvency Proceedings and its applicability to the Kommanditgesellschaft – KG, XLI Conference of CMI, Hamburg 15 June 2014

43)     An update on the works of the CMI and the project of convention on “Foreign judicial sale of ships and its recognition”, Conference “Shipping and the Law in recent and current markets”, Naples 8 October 2014

44)     Liability and indemnification, 2010 Protocol to the HNS Convention and 2007 Wreck Removal Convention, IMO Conference: World Maritime Day 2014, Parallel Event, Tanger 28 September 2014

45)     The instruments on Places of refuge and the CMI and IMO views, XIX Congress of the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law, Lisbon 21 November 2014

46)     The works of the CMI and the evolution of maritime law, ASLA – Associazione Studi Legali Consociati – Section Friuli Venezia Giulia – Seminar on the Italian contribution towards unification of maritime law, Trieste 24 April 2015

47)     Recent decisions of the Italian Courts on access to port services ancillary to navigation, Conference of the Croatian Maritime Law Association on Croatian maritime domain and seaport legislation and other relevant topics of maritime and transport law, Mali Lošinj 28-29 May 2015

48)     A novelty in the International Maritime Legislation: the 2007 Nairobi Convention on Wreck Removal, Conference of the Italian Maritime Law Association, Genoa 29 June 2015

49)     Limitation of liability in International Maritime Conventions, Genoa Shipping Week 2015 – Med Security Summit – Legal & Insurance, Genoa 17 September 2015

50)     Governance of the Adriatic and Ionian Maritime Space: International instruments to secure higher protection to the marine environment, University of Macerata 12 November 2015

51)     Maritime Cross-Border Insolvency between Harmonization of Law and Jurisdiction Competition – Panel Discussion: Do we need further harmonization in maritime insolvency law? Bremen 26 November 2015

52)     Recognition of Foreign Judicial Sale of Ships – Study relating to Liability for Wrongful Arrest, Spanish Maritime Law Association – Christmas Conference, Madrid 17 December 2015

53)     Lien holders and mortgagees/holders of hypothecations in the battleground of the 1926 and 1993 Conventions, CMI 2106 Conference, New York 4 May 2016

54)     Current Maritime Law Issues – The 2016 CMI Conference in New York, Adriatic Maritime Law Conference, Portorož 26 May 2016

55)     Genoa: the past, the present, the future, Rotary Club Genova Nord, Genoa 10 June 2016

56)     Barcolana and Millevele: the common passion of Trieste and Genoa for sailing, Round Table The new touristic-recreational employment of pleasure crafts: administrative regime, contracts, insurance, liabilities, Trieste, Chamber of Commerce, 4 July 2016

57)     9th International Conference on Maritime Law, Piraeus 13-15 October 2016, Chair of the Session on the Enforcement of Maritime Claims, the Insurance Act 2015 and Ship Recycling

58)     Uniformity of maritime law and the need of adhering to international conventions, Conference “The new reference points in the law of maritime navigation”, University of Genoa, Stock Exchange Building, Genoa 21-22 October 2016

59)     The appointment of Court experts in proceedings relating to maritime casualties, Conference “Twenty years of maritime law in the case law and the practice”, University of Genoa, Lecture Hall, Via Balbi, Genoa, 18 November 2016

60)     The Arbitration clause in the NYPE 2015, Seminar BIMCO NYPE 2015, Genoa 30 November 2016

61)     The impact of Brexit on the language of EU legislation, EMLO Spring Seminar, Genoa 27 April 2017

62)     Current maritime law issues – CMI between New York and Genoa, II Adriatic Maritime Law Conference, Opatija 25-27 Maggio 2017

63)     The Italian MLA and the CMI – CMI 2017 Genoa, Genoa, 8 September 2017

64)     The main outcomes of CMI 2017 Genoa, Shipping and the Law, Naples 12-13 October 2017

65)     Maritime Liens and International Conventions, 5th International Congress of Maritime and Admiralty Law – Marmara University, Istanbul, 22-23 May 2018

66)     Francesco Berlingieri, at war and at home, 3rd Adriatic Maritime Law Conference, Grado 24-26 May 2018

67)     Limitation of liability for maritime claims: status of domestic legislation and the way ahead, Conference of the Italian Maritime Law Association on the 1976/1996 LLMC, Genoa, 25 June 2018

68)     The impact of E.U. Regulations on International Conventions dealing with jurisdiction issues, 2nd International Conference on Maritime Law, Split, 27-28 September 2018

69)     Welcome speech Ship arrest and Insolvency in the UK and in Italy – London Shipping Law Centre – Young Maritime Professionals, The Standard Club, London, 5 October 2018

70)     The liability of the carrier for damages to passengers in a maritime accident: Regulation (EC) n. 392/2009 and punitive damages in Italy, XXVII Congress of the Association for cultural exchanges between Italian and German jurists, Salerno, 12-14 October 2018

71)     Francesco Berlingieri: a life for the law of the sea, Shipping & The Law, Naples, 15-16 October 2018

72)     Wrongful Arrest of Ships: where we Stand, International and Comparative Maritime Law Conference – Current Developments and trends, Dubrovnik 19-20 September 2019

73)     International Maritime Arbitration, On line seminar by Quadra for business companies: Commerce and International transportation, 27 May 2021