Courses a.y. 2020/2021
30058 COMPARATIVE BUSINESS AND EUROPEAN LAW
40951 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL AND EU LAW
50182 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW
50239 INTERNATIONAL LAW
Born October 5th, 1977. M.sc in Law and Business Administration from Bocconi University (magna cum laude) and degree in Law (J.D. equivalent) from University of Pavia (magna cum laude). LL.M from the University of Cambridge. Ph.D. in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University. Visiting Professor at the School of Transnational Law at the Peking University He was 2019 Fulbright Research Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, MA, USA).
Since 2012 a member of the Department of Legal Studies of Bocconi University and Faculty Member of the PhD in Legal Studies. He is Resident fellow at the BAFFI CAREFIN (Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation). Leonardo Borlini held prior academic appointments at the Department of Legal Studies of Bocconi University and the Faculty of Political Sciences of LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, or the Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies.
He is part of the United Nations Expert Group working on Anti-Corruption Academic materials (Academic Initiative Against Corruption-UNODC); Research Fellow for the Research Centre on International Cooperation Regarding Persons Sought for Corruption and Asset Recovery established by the G20 at the Beijing Normal University and member of the Wolfson College (University of Cambridge, UK). He has held visiting research scholarships and position at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University); Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; Normal Beijing University; Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); and the World Bank Group. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Transnational Law of the Peking University and the Normal Beijing University. He is also Attorney-at-Law at the Milan Bar.
In 2021 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in International Law (ASN-I Fascia) by unanimous decision of the Commission. In 2018 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in International Law (ASN-II Fascia) by unanimous decision of the Commission.
In spring 2018, Leonardo was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar Grant by the US-Italy Commission to carry out a project on multi-level regulation of international public goods at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. For the same project, he has was also awarded the University Bocconi-Fondazione Romeo and Enrica Invernizzi Research Grant and, in March 2020, an NWO Travel Research Grant by the Dutch Council of Research to finalize his work at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the context of the Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity. In June 2020, Leonardo Borlini and Greta Nasi were also awarded by the Embassy of the United States in Rome a 2020 Alumni Small Grants for the Project “Redesign municipal services to create city value in the aftermath of Covid-19”
Professor Borlini’s research has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as the European Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, Revue générale de droit international public, Journal of International Criminal Justice, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Yearbook of European Law, the European Competition Law Journal.
For his article Deepening International Systems of Subsidy Control in EU PTAs: A Comparative Analysis. Normative Rationales and Legal Implications, (with C. Dordi), in 23(3) Columbia Journal of European Law, 2016/17, 551, in May 2019 Dr. Borlini received the ‘Leonardo Da Vinci Medal’, awarded for the best scientific or artistic original work by an Italian young researcher.
Apart from his academic appointments, Leonardo has served the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Technical Assistance Specialist and authored and co-authored reports commissioned by the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the World Bank (Public Accountability Mechanism), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He was a member of the Italian delegation to the V Conference of State Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and took part as an expert invited to the OECD Working Group on Bribery, the Implementation Review Group of the UNCAC, and the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe.
He is Associate Editor of Global Jurist and member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Yearbook of International Law and Diritto del Commercio Internazionale. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of “Bocconi Legal Papers” and external referee of the book series Cambridge Series in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press) law journals such as the Journal of International Economic Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, European Papers, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Ars Interpretandi, Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo.
Associate Professor of International law. Faculty Member del Ph.D. in Legal Studies e Resident Fellow at the Baffi CAREFIN (Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation) and Bocconi Covid Crisis Lab.
Leonardo Borlini was a 2019 Fulbright Research Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, MA, USA). He is Visiting Professor at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and a recurrent Visiting Professor at the Bejing Normal University. He is also a Guest Researcher for the Research Centre on International Cooperation Regarding Persons Sought for Corruption and Asset Recovery established by the G20 at the Beijing Normal University and a member of the Wolfson College (University of Cambridge, UK).
He currently teaches International Law, Law International Trade and Investment Law, Topics in International and European Law, Comparative Business and European Law, e National and International Institutions Law.
Professor Borlini is a generalist public international lawyer with a keen interest in international economic law. He has worked on a variety of specialist areas, such as Law of Treaties; International Economic Law; International Trade Law; UN Maintenance of International Peace and Security; International Criminal Law (focus: Terrorism; Corruption, Organized Crime; Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing); and the Law of the EU (External Action; Common Commercial Policy, Competition policy).
List of Main Publications
1. Il Consiglio di Sicurezza e gli individui, (The UN Security Council and Individuals) Giuffrè: Milan, 2018, 510 pp. (Positively reviewed by Prof. Robert Kolb in a review essay published in 60 German Yearbook of International Law 2018, 585-591)
2. Corruption – Economic Analysis and International Law, (with M. Arnone), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK/Northampton, MA US, 2014, 630 pp.
(http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/corruption? website=uk_warehouse. Positively reviewed, among others, in review essays by Prof. Gabriella Venturini, in 1 Rivista di diritto internazionale, 2015, 330-5; Prof. Gerry Ferguson, in 28 European Journal of International Law, 2017, 343-348)
Articles in Referred Legal Journals (in English)
1. The Security Council and Non-State Domestic Actors: Changes in Non-Forcible Measures between International Lawmaking and Peacebuilding, 61(3) Virginia Journal of International Law, 2021 (forthcoming).
2. Not Such a Retrospective: On the implementation of the International Anti-corruption Obligations in Italy, 21(2) International Criminal Law Review, 2021 (forthcoming)
3. The UN Security Council Faces Organized Crime: Enforcement Strategies, Fact-Finding, and Regulation, in 19(3) Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2021 (forthcoming).
4. On Financial Nationalism and International Law: Sovereignty, Cooperation and Hard/Soft Governance in International Finance, in 30(3) European Journal of International Law, (2020) available at: https://academic.oup.com/ejil/advance-articles
5. When the Leviathan Goes to the Market: A Critical Evaluation of the Rules Governing State-Owned Enterprises in Trade Agreements, in 33(2) Leiden Journal of International Law, (2020), 313-314.
6. The Legal Status of Decisions by Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Authoritative Interpretations or mission éducatrice? (with Luigi Crema), in 18(1) Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019, (Oxford University Press: 2020), 129-158.
7. International Contestability of Markets and the Visible Hand. Trade Regulation of State-owned Enterprises between Multilateral Impasse and New Free Trade Agreements, (with P. Clarke), in 26(3)Columbia Journal of European Law, 2019/20, forthcoming.
8. A Crisis Looming in the Dark: Some Remarks on the Reform Proposals on Notifications and Transparency, in Questions of International Law - ZOOM OUT 69(3)- “In Clinical Isolation”. Is There a Meaningful Place for the World Trade Organization in the Future of International Economic Law?, 2019, available at: http://www.qil-qdi.org/in-clinical-isolation-is-there-a-meaningful-place-for-the-world-trade-organization-in-the-future-of-international-economic-law/
9. Regulating Criminal Finance in the EU in the Light of the International Instruments, in 36 (1) Yearbook of European Law 2017, (Oxford University Press: 2018), pp. 553–598, also available at: https://academic.oup.com/yel/advance-access
10. Defining Elements and Emerging Legal Issues of ‘EU Sanctions’, (with S. Silingardi), in XXVII, Italian Yearbook of International Law 2017, (Brill: 2018), pp. 33-52.
11. Deepening International Systems of Subsidy Control in EU PTAs: A Comparative Analysis. Normative Rationales and Legal Implications, (with C. Dordi), in 23(3) Columbia Journal of European Law, 2016/17, 551-606.
*University Bocconi Legal Studies Award 2018;
** “Leonardo Da Vinci” Medal 2019.
12. The North Korean Gauntlet, International Law and the New Sanctions Imposed by the Security Council, in XXVI Italian Yearbook of International Law 2016, (Brill: 2017), 319-345.
13. State Aid Control and Subsidies Regulation in EU Agreements: Substance, Procedure and Policy Space in the ‘New Generation’ EU FTAs, in The Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2016, (Oxford University Press: 2017), 145-174.
14. The Evolution of the EU Law Against Criminal Finance: The ‘Hardening’ of FATF Standards within the EU, (with F. Montanaro) in 48(4) Georgetown Journal of International Law, 2017, 1009-1062, also available at: http://repository.graduateinstitute.ch/record/296068/files/CTEI-2018-03.pdf?version=1.
15. Climate Change and Trade: Challenges and Lingering Questions on the Relationship between Renewable Energy Subsidies and WTO Disciplines, (with F. Montanaro), in China EU-Journal, 2017, 1-21.
16. The Achievements and Limits of Italian Anti-Corruption Legislation in Light of the International Legal Framework in XXV Italian Yearbook of International Law 2015, (Brill: 2016), 275-298.
17. The Reform of the Fight against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing: from the 2012 FATF Recommendations to the New EU Legislation in 3(2015) Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 737-78.
18. Are Traditional Mechanisms of International Cooperation Effective in Combating Corruption? Three Case Examples, in 4 (2014), Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 947-969.
19. International Asset Recovery: Origins, Evolution and Current Challenges, (with G. Nessi), in 2 (2014), Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 377-415.
20. International Anti-Money Laundering Programs: Empirical Assessment and Issues of Criminal Regulation, (with M. Arnone) in 13 (2), Journal of Money Laundering Control, 2010, 226-271.
Award: Highly Commended Award Winner by Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011.
21. Methodological Issues of the “More Economic Approach” to Unilateral Exclusionary Conduct. Proposal of Analysis Starting from the Treatment of Retroactive Rebates, in 5(2) European Competition Journal, 2009, 409-449.
22. Legal and Economic Appraisal of the “More Economic Approach” to Unilateral Exclusionary Conduct: Regulation of Loyalty-Inducing Rebates (Case C-95/04P), in 14 Yearbook of European Law 2008, (Oxford University Press, 2009), 446-518.
23. The Italian Antitrust Authority finds no abusive conduct for travel facility access and accepts commitments for maintenance area access (NTV/RFI-Accesso al Nodo di Napoli) , 22 October 2009, in Concurrences, n°30037, available at: https://www.concurrences.com/en/bulletin/news-issues/october-2009/The-Italian-Competition- Authority-29959
24. The British Airway Case: An Example of Systemic and Teleological Interpretation of Art. 82 ECT at the Dawn of a Crucial Moment for Competition Policy. (Case C-95/04P) in 22(4) Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 2008, 551-586.
25. Money Laundering Conduct in the Context of Economic Globalisation: Economic Effects and Issues of International Criminal Regulation, in 22(1) Diritto del commercio internazionale, 37-110, also available in the “Paolo Baffi” Centre Working Paper Series, online at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1296636
Articles in Referred Legal Journals (in French)
26. Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies et les entités non étatiques, (with R. Kolb), 124(2) Revue Générale de Droit International Public, 2020 (forthcoming).
Articles in Referred Legal Journals (in Italian)
27. ‘Not Such a Retrospective’: Riflessioni sull’origine, sviluppo e conseguimenti della cooperazione internazionale anti-corruzione, in 38(1) DPCE Online, 2019, 180-215, available at: http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/649
28. Il valore delle pronunce del Comitato europeo dei diritti sociali ai fini dell’interpretazione della Carta sociale europea nel diritto internazionale (with L. Crema) in Forum di Quaderni Costituzionali. La normativa italiana sui licenziamenti: quale compatibilità con la Costituzione e la Carta sociale europea? Atti del seminario in previsione dell’udienza pubblica della Corte Costituzionale del 25 settembre 2018 sulla questione di costituzionalità sul d. lgs n. 23/2015, 86-106. available at: http://www.forumcostituzionale.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/atti-convegno-jobs-act.pdf
29. Soft law, soft organizations e regolamentazione ‘tecnica’ di problemi di sicurezza pubblica e integrità finanziaria, in 2 Rivista di diritto internazionale, 2017, 356-406.
30. Tutela della privacy e protezione dei dati personali a fronte della sicurezza pubblica e dell’integrità del sistema finanziario europeo, in 11(1) Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 2017, 23-49.
31. Le disciplina delle State-owned enterprises nel diritto del commercio internazionale tra stallo degli accordi commerciali multilaterali e accordi preferenziali di nuova generazione, in 31(4) Diritto del commercio internazionale, 2017, 967-1004.
32. L’Unione Europea: attore ‘globale’ nella protezione e promozione dei diritti umani? Limiti e prospettive, in 28(4) DPCE online, 2016, 91-132, available at: www.dpce.it/dpceonline2016-4/
33. Linee evolutive della normativa internazionale in materia di Asset Recovery, in Diritto del commercio internazionale, IV, 2012, 585-611.
34. Considerazioni sull’approccio evolutivo nell’attività interpretativa della Corte Internazionale di Giustizia nel Caso Costa Rica c Nicaragua, in LXV (2) La Comunità Internazionale, 2010, 283-292.
35. La lotta alla corruzione internazionale. Dall’ambito OCSE alla dimensione ONU (with P. Magrini), in 21(1) Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 2007, 15-127.
36. La lotta alla corruzione internazionale: le Convenzioni dell’OCSE e delle Nazioni Unite, il caso EnelPower, la “tangentopoli” irachena, in LX(1) La Comunità Internazionale, 2005, 75-95.
Articles in Collected Volumes (in English):
37. Economic Analysis and International Law, in Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, 2020); forthcoming.
38. Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards, (with S. Silingardi) in J. Chaisse, L. Choukroune, S Jusoh (eds.) Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, (Springer, 2020).
39. The International Rule of Law and the Role of Transparency in the International Trading System, in R. Leal-Arcas, (ed.), The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law, (Eliva Press, 2020), 25-49.
40. Corporate Compliance and Privatization of Law Enforcement, (with S. Lonati), in A. Makinwa, T. Søreide (eds.), Negotiated Settlements in Bribery Cases: A Principled Approach, (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019), 280-308 .
41. Article 26. Liability of Legal Persons, (7308 words), in C. Rose, M. Kubiciel, O. Landwehr (eds.), A Commentary on the United Nation Convention against Corruption, (Oxford University Press: 2019), 274-286.
42. Article 60. Training and Technical Assistance (5703 words); in C. Rose, M. Kubiciel, O. Landwehr (eds.), A Commentary on the United Nation Convention against Corruption, (Oxford University Press: 2019), 605-615.
43. Article 61. Collection, Exchange and Analysis of Information on Corruption, (1965 words) in C. Rose, M. Kubiciel, O. Landwehr (eds.), A Commentary on the United Nation Convention against Corruption, (Oxford University Press: 2019), 616-620.
44. Article 62. Other measures: Implementation of the Convention through Economic Development and Technical Assistance (3151 words), in C. Rose, M. Kubiciel, O. Landwehr (eds.), A Commentary on the United Nation Convention against Corruption, (Oxford University Press: 2019), 621-626.
45. Article 48. Status of Annexes and Decisions, (with M. Petri) in R. Leal-Arcas (ed.), Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty, (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA US, 2019), pp. 490-496.
46. Article 49. Depositary, (with M. Petri) in R. Leal-Arcas (ed.), Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty, (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA US, 2019), 497-500.
47. Articles 50. Authentic Texts (with M. Petri), in R. Leal-Arcas (ed.), Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty, (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA US, 2019), 501-503.
48. The EU’s Promotion of Human Rights and Sustainable Development through PTAs as a Tool to Influence Business Regulation in Third Countries in A. Bonfanti (ed.), Business and Human Rights in Europe: International Law Challenges, (Routledge: London, 2018), 71-83.
49. Money Laundering Regulation in the European Union, (with F. Jeske Anema), in K. J. McCarthy (ed.), The Money Laundering Market: Regulating the Criminal Economy, (Agenda Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018), 55-85.
50. The Economics of Money Laundering, in P. Reichel, J. Albanese (eds.), Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice. 2nd ed., (Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2014), pp. 227-243.
51. A Claim for “Soft Solutions” in Interconnecting the EU and WTO Legal System - Constitutional Issues and Implementation Exceptions: Is It Time to Lift Rigid Structures? in C. Dordi (ed.) The Direct Effect of WTO Law in the European Community Legal System and in Other Countries. (The Interuniversity Centre on the Law of International Economic Organizations (CIDOIE, Giappichelli: Turin, 2010), 79-119.
52. Anti-Money Laundering: The Transnational Criminal Framework and Regulation, (with M. Arnone) in A. Sabitha (ed.), Combating Money Laundering. Transnational Perspectives, (ICFAI University Press: Hyderabad, 2009) 1-48.
Articles in Collected Volumes (In Italian):
53. Discipline della concorrenza e cooperazione tra autorità di controllo, in G. Adinolfi, A. Lang (eds.), Gli accordi commerciali di nuova generazione dell'Unione Europea, (Giappichelli: Turin, 2021), forthcoming.
54. Il controllo internazionale tra standardizzazione, coordinamento e ‘contaminazione’, in A. Annoni, S. Forlati, F. Salerno (ed.), La codificazione nell'ordinamento internazionale ed europeo, (ES: Naples, 2019), 591-625.
55. Corruzione: Impatto sistemico e diritto internazionale, in Riciclaggio e corruzione: prevenzione e controllo tra fonti interne e internazionali, (Giuffrè: Milan, 2013), 37-52.
56. Strumenti e iniziative di lotta alla corruzione nel commercio internazionale, in G. Sacerdoti (ed.), Responsabilità d’impresa e strumenti internazionali anticorruzione, (Egea: Milan, 2003), 5-57.
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