ResearchNight.It : “Football : The New Frontier of Chinese Investment in Italy” – 13 September 2016 @ The Bank

Come and join us on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 6 pm and until 8 pm for the third ResearchNight.it organized by the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape (NIRC) and the Italian Consulate in Cape TownThe Bank club on 54 Queen Victoria Street will host a talk by Professor Ignazio Castellucci on Chinese Investment in Italian Football. The talk, which will be given in English, will start at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a Q&A. Drinks will be on sale at the bar both before and after the talk.

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Very large Chinese investment in the Italian football industry hit the news in summer 2016. Both historic Milanese clubs, Inter F.C. and A.C. Milan have been acquired by Chinese investors: in the former case by 100% takeover by a single wealthy man diversifying his economic empire, in the latter one by a syndicate still under construction, led by a Chinese State investment fund and a private holding (15% each). Two very large and prominent transaction in a very visible social, cultural and economic arena, conducted with different styles by two different types of investors. Still, both acquisitions might be framed within an underlying common strategy designed by the Chinese government and the Communist Party, with a view to pursuing the Chinese global expansion in all sectors of society and the economy.

Professor Ignazio Castellucci, an Italian and Argentinian citizen, was born in la Plata (Argentina) on July 3rd, 1967. He obtained his LLB degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, maxima cum laude (1992), majoring in Comparative Law; also at “La Sapienza” he obtained his LLM, maxima (1995), in Comparative Law based on Roman Law; he obtained is Ph.D. at the University of Trento in 1999. He resides in Rome, Italy.

Since 2005 he is an Invited Professor of Asian Legal Traditions and Chinese Law at the University of Trento (Italy), also having taught International Arbitration there in 2007, 2008, 2009. Since 2005 he is also a Regular Visiting Professor of Comparative Legal Systems, University of Macau (China), were he served as a full-time Assistant Professor in 2003 and 2004, also teaching Comparative and other subjects and being in charge as a coordinator of a Master program in Comparative law which was designed by him and launched in 2003. Since 2015 he is an invited professor of Private Comparative Law in the University of Teramo (Italy).

Prof. Castellucci is a founding member and on of the incumbent Vice Presidents of Juris Diversitas, a worldwide association of scholars involved in transdisciplinary and comparative legal research, and is involved in a number of research projects devised within the Juris Diveritas framework and membership. His more recent legal research interests as a comparative lawyer include Chinese Law, Latin American Law, Legal History, Legal Hybridity, East-West and Global Issues, Law and Governance and more. He is also associate with the Italian Institute for the Theory and Technique of Legal Information (ITTIG) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

His teaching activities, conferences and seminars include periods spent or events participated to, in several universities and institutions in Italy (in Torino, Alessandria, Genova, Trento, Trieste, Teramo, Avezzano, Rome, Campobasso, Salerno, Catania, Venezia), Europe (in Malta, Limerick, Belfast, Lausanne, Vienna, Helsinki, St. Petersburg), Asia (in Haifa, Jersalem, Macao, Irkutsk, Dushanbe, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiangtan, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur), Africa (Asmara, Cape Town), Latin America (La Plata, La Habana).

His publications include a book on the rule of law in China (2012) and another on the sources of law and general features of the Latin America legal systems (2011). Essays published are related to Chinese Law (including Hong Kong and Macau), Roman Law and European Legal History, Comparative law and methodology, transnational business law and ADR, global lissues, environmental law, Islamic Finance, African law.
Prof. Castellucci is a practising Lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of Italy, mainly active in the areas of civil and commercial law, including litigation and ADR. Property and successions, including international successions; contracts (including international); mining; labour law; criminal law (common and military), defense investigations. he is also an authorised Mediator (Italy).

In 2011 he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London.

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