Professor of Comparative Procedural Law and Civil Procedural Law at the College of Law at the University of Pvia. He is Doctor in law by the University of Pavia, visiting professor at the Universities of Corne II (1994-1996), Pennsylvania (1997), Hasting College of the Law of the University of California, and speacher at other universities. He is member of the American Law Institute, of Bielefelder Kreis and of other various italian and foreign associations related to Procedural Law, Comparative Law, and Theory of Law. He is member of the scientifical committees of several italian and foreign magazines. Author of different writtings and books about Civil Procedural Law, Comparative Law and Evidence Law. He has collaborated, also, in several colective books and writtings about Procedural Law and Theory of Law and has edited hundred of articles related to the topics of his specialty. Various of his works have been translated into different languages. He has thaught courses and conferences in numerous universities in Europ and America.