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Lydia Velliscig

Role: Associate Professor in Comparative Private Law
Department: Science, Technology and Society

Receiving hours: Wednesday 14:00-17:00, by appointment


Lydia Velliscig is Associate Professor in Comparative Private law at the University School for Advanced Studies - IUSS Pavia, where she teaches “Risk society between public policies and market instruments. A comparative law perspective”. She teaches in the course “Risk Emergency Management and Legislation” (in English) in the Master’s Degree Course “Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation from Natural Hazards” jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the University School for Advanced Studies - IUSS Pavia. She also teaches in the course “Institutional models and legal tools for the financial management of climate-related risks” (in English) in the National PhD programme in Sustainable Development and Climate Change, under the coordination of the University School for Advanced Studies - IUSS Pavia.

Since 2021, she has been placement project Coordinator at the University School for Advanced Studies - IUSS Pavia.

Lydia holds a PhD in Comparative Law from the University of Milan in 2010. She has been speaker at national and international conferences. She has participated in competitive calls as a member of the research team, with proposals selected for funding. She has also been member of funded research groups. She regularly spends research periods abroad in renowned academic institutions. She is member of the Faculty Board of the PhD Course in Comparative, Private, Civil Procedure and Business Law of the University of Milan. Member of the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD), member of the AIDA (International Association for Insurance Law)-Lombardia. Member of the Editorial Board of the Italian review Diritto del mercato assicurativo e finanziario (ESI) and Associate Editor of the international review Global Jurist (De Gruyter). She is reviewer for national and international journals.

She is currently interested in the relationship between risks and contract, in the impact of new technologies on the insurance industry, as well as in the legal trends on allocation of business interruption losses related to closures due to the pandemic spread.
Recent publications include a monograph: Assicurazione e “autoassicurazione” nella gestione dei rischi sanitari. Studio di diritto comparato, Milano, Giuffrè, 2018, and several articles on contract law, tort law, insurance law, financial management of risks and insurance market regulation.