Assistant Professor
department: Public & Private Policy
Campus de Cergy
Law and Economics

Marco's academic research focuses on corporate law & finance and on competition law, with special focus on  the interdiscplinary interaction between these two fields of knowledge and with increasing interest in ESG profiles. 

Marco was awarded by the University of Oxford  an LLM (MJUR), an MPHIL in Law and a PHD (DPHIL) in European and comparative corporate law . He also holds a second PHD in competition law and economics from Richard Goodwin Business School (Siena). As an undergraduate, he studied law at Bologna University (Alma Mater Studiorum). 

Before joining ESSEC, Marco was a senoir research fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law of Stockholm University, where he co-directed a comparative business law research panel, and a senior lecturer in law at Lund University.  

Marco practiced business law, he is admitted to the Bologna Bar Association, where he qualified to plead in front of higher courts. He is also accredited as a business mediator in the City of London and as an international commercial arbitrator and international commercial mediator at the German International Arbitration Institute (DIS). He also has extensive experience in policy research and consultancy commissioned by European, Middle-Eastern and Asian Governments and Independent Authorities in matters of trade and competition policy. Finally, Marco has also worked for a start-up active in the nautic sector for around one year.





  • 2016: PhD in Comparative and European Corporate Law (University of Oxford United Kingdom)
  • 2001: JD Magna Cum Laude in each of the 22 qualifying examination (30/30) – 110/110 Summa cum Laude + National Merit Award 2001 (University of Bologna Italy)
  • 2002: MSc en droit et économie (Richard Goodwin School of Economics – University of Siena Italy)
  • 2007: PhD en Analyse économique du droit (Richard Goodwin School of Economics – University of Siena Italy)
  • 2009: LLM (MJUR), Magister Juris – Distinction and Merit Award (University of Oxford – St Catherine’s College United Kingdom)
  • 2010: MPHIL in Comparative and European Corporate Law (University of Oxford United Kingdom)
  • 1996: Maturita’ Scientifica 60/60 (Liceo Scientifico Valeriani Italy)
  • 2020: Oxford Entrepreneurship (Said Business School United Kingdom)
Full-time academic appointments
  • 2020 – Now : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
Other Academic Appointments
  • 2020 : Visiting Professor (Regent’s Park College – University of Oxford United Kingdom)
  • 2019 – 2020 : Visiting Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2019 – 2020 : Senior Research Fellow, lecturer and co-director of the Comparative Business Law Research Panel (Université de Stockholm Sweden)
  • 2018 – 2019 : Visiting Senior Lecturer – the Institute for European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford United Kingdom)
  • 2017 – 2020 : Visiting Professor in EU Substantive Law – Europa-Kolleg (Université de Hambourg Germany)
  • 2016 – 2018 : Senior Lecturer in Law (Université de Lund Sweden)
  • 2009 – 2012 : Lecturer in Law – Centre for Business Law (CBL) International Summer Program (Oriel College United Kingdom)
  • 2002 – 2006 : Teaching Assistant in Commercial Law – Faculty of Economics (Université de Trente Italy)
  • 2001 – 2008 : Teaching Assistant in Commercial Law – Faculty of Law (University of Bologna Italy)
Professional appointments
  • 2018 : Summer Member (start-up incubator) (One Co-work Spain)
  • 2016 : Legal consultant (Inesse Corporation ltd United Kingdom)
  • 2013 : Internship at the Court of Justice of the EU (Cabinet of Judge Anthony Borg Barthet Luxembourg)
  • 2005 – 2013 : Barrister/Attorney at Law (‘Avvocato’) (Bologna Bar Association at the Court of Appeal of Bologna Italy)
  • 2003 : Legal Consultant (Studio Legale Rossi Italy)
Other appointments
  • 2011 : Research Fellow in Law and Finance (Columbia University United States of America)


  • 2018 : Research Grant by the Soederbergs Foundation for researching on ‘The anti-competitive effects of non-controlling financial holdings (Sweden)
  • 2009 : Research grant (shared with the other participants) by the Oxford-Beijing Cairncross Foundation for a Policy Research on EU and Chinese Competition Law (United Kingdom)
  • 2003 : Research Grant by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research for studying the Implementation of EU Regulation 1/2003 within the Italian Jurisdiction (Italy)
  • 2001 : Doctoral scholarship from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (Italy)


  • 2009 : Prize for the Best Competition Law Performance in BCL/MJUR (Monckton Chambers, United Kingdom)
  • 2001 : First Prize for the Best Italian Student in Law (2001); Guida al diritto/Il Sole 24 ore, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Italy)

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Book chapters

Presentations at a Faculty research seminar

Invited speaker at an academic conference

Technical reports, White papers

  • 2016 – 2017 Comparative Corporate Law, Maritime Law, WTO Law, Maritime Finance, Arbitration Law (Université de Lund Sweden)
  • 2017 – 2020 Substantive Law of the European Union (Europa Kolleg – University of Hamburg United Kingdom)
  • 2009 – 2012 Comparative Corporate Law; EU Competition Law; EU Law and Institutions; EU procedure (Oriel College United Kingdom)
  • 2001 – 2008 Examining Business Law Students (‘voluntary’ activity – unpaid) (University of Bologna Italy)
  • 2002 – 2008 Examining Business Law Students (‘voluntary activity’ – unpaid) (Université de Trente Italy)
  • 2019 – 2019 International Business Law (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2019 – 2020 European Law (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2020 – 2020 Law and Entrepreneurship (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2019 – 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2020 – 2020 Globalization and Trade (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2019 – 2019 Training with Alexander Massey
  • 2010 – 2010 PLTO Teaching Diploma (Training for lecturing in UK Universities)
  • 2016 – 2017 Master Thesis Supervision
  • 2001 – 2008 Supervision of Bachelor Thesis
Activités de recherche
  • 2018 – 2018: First International Conference on the Relationships between Corporate Law and Antitrust Law, Lund (2018) (with Julian Nowag, co-organizer) ( Sweden)
  • 2017 – Now: Academic Associate of the American Society of Comparative Law ( United States of America)
Activités professionnelles
  • 2018 – Now: Arbitrator in the lists of the German Arbitration Institute ( Germany)
  • 2013 – Now: Academic member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( Belgium)
  • 2013 – Now: Accredited Civil and Business Mediator – ADR Chambers – London ( United Kingdom)
  • 2005 – Now: Barrister (Avvocato) – Bologna Bar ( Italy)