Diego P. Fernández Arroyo
A distinguished specialist in international law, Diego P. Fernández Arroyo is a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law and the President of the American Society of Private International Law.
After graduating from the National University of the Littoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) and from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) which awarded him a lawyer’s degree and a PhD in Law (summa cum laude), Diego P. Fernández Arroyo taught private international law, international commercial law and community law in prestigious institutions as a Full Professor (Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid, and Honorary Professor at the National University of Cordoba in Argentina since 2000), and Visiting Professor (University of Panthéon – Assas Paris 2, the Hague Academy of International Law, the Central University of Venezuela, the University of Montevideo, the University of Ottawa, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, UC Davis, the Ibero-American University of Mexico, the University of Freiburg, etc.).
His world-renowned expertise in international law earned him frequent invitations to visit foreign universities and research centres to deliver lectures or to conduct research (Max- Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law, the University of Havana, the University of Lausanne, the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Göttingen, etc.).
Since 2010, he has been a Professor at the Science Po Law School, where he teaches dispute resolution as well as global litigation and conflict of law. He is also co-director of three specialities of the Master’s Degree in economic law.
Professor Fernández Arroyo has written numerous books and articles which have been published in several languages. He is the co-director of the DeCITA, Derecho del comercio internacional – Temas y actualidades journal, and co-director of the Biblioteca de derecho de la globalización (Globalisation Law Library) series.
Professor Fernández Arroyo is also a member of numerous academic and professional societies. As well as being the President of the American Society of International Private Law and a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, he is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, of the International Law Association, of the International Arbitration Institute, etc.
Though he is a professor and researcher, Professor Fernández Arroyo has always maintained a strong commitment to practice, as an arbitrator in international affairs and as an advisor to international institutions (European Union, Inter-American Development Bank, Mercosur, etc.), and by taking part in several international codification undertakings (UNIDROIT, CNUDCI, the Hague Conference on International Private Law, and the Inter-American Specialized Conference on Private International Law).
His most recent books include:
- “General Report / Rapport général”, in Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (dir. publ.), Consumer Protection in International Private Relationships / La protection des consommateurs dans les relations privées internationales, Asunción, ASADIP / CEDEP / BRASILCON, 2010, pp. 659-747
- “La multifacética privatización de la codificación del derecho”, in J. Basedow / D.P. Fernández Arroyo / J.A. Moreno Rodríguez (dirs. Pub.), ¿Cómo se codifica hoy el derecho comercial internacional?, Asunción, CEDEP / Thomson Reuters, 2010, pp. 51-74
- Espagne – Droit international privé, Paris, LexisNexis, 2009 (JurisClasseur – Droit comparé)
- “Private International Law and Comparative Law: A Relationship Challenged by International and Supranational Law”, Yearbook of Private International Law, vol. X, 2009, pp. 31-71
- “Current Approaches Towards Harmonization of Consumer Private International Law in the Americas”, Penn State International Law Review, vol. 27, n° 3-4, 2009, pp. 693-712 = ICLQ, vol. 58-2, 2009, pp. 411-425
- “Compétence exclusive et compétence exorbitante dans les relations privées internationales”, Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, tome 323, 2006 (publié 2008), pp. 9-260
- “Private International Law – Spain”, (with M. Checa Martínez / P. Maestre Casas), La Haye/Londres/Boston, Kluwer, 2002 (International Encyclopaedia of Laws), updated in 2008