Monti Alberto
Full Professor
Organization Unit: CLASSE STS
Scientific Discipline: Diritto privato comparato


Alberto Monti is Full Professor of Comparative Law with tenure at the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, Italy, where is also Delegated Vice Rector for Quality Assurance.
He held tenure as Associate Professor at Bocconi University in Milan from 2003 to 2011 and coordinates the Legal Area in the CINEAS professional programme in Insurance at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan Institute of Technology) since 1999.
He gave lectures and seminars in several international academic institutions, including the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley, CA), the University of California at Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA), the University of Connecticut (Hartford, CT), the Cardozo Law School (New York, NY) and Fordham Law School (New York, NY).
Admitted to the Italian Bar (1998) and to the Supreme Court Bar (2011) he is specialised in the fields of torts, contracts, insurance, reinsurance, banking and financial laws. Professor Monti is a member of the Italian Society for Comparative Legal Research (SIRD), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the European Law Institute (ELI) and the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL); he is also a Fellow of the Association of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL), based in Vienna. From 2010 to 2013 he served as member of the Banking and Financial Arbitrator (Arbitro Bancario Finanziario - official dispute resolution body) by the Bank of Italy.
Alberto is also international legal Consultant for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Financial Affairs Division - Insurance and Private Pensions Committee (Paris, France) on issues related to insurance law, economics and policy and for the Brazilian Institute of Insurance Law (since 2002). He has been Consultant for the World Bank (Washington, D.C.) on a major project aimed at the reform of insurance laws and regulations in a group of countries belonging to Eastern Europe and Central Asia including the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia (2003-2004).
In 2011 Professor Monti became a member of the OECD High-Level Advisory Board on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and in this role he performs advisory functions to the OECD Secretary-General on major issues related to the law and policy of disaster risk insurance and financing. In collaboration with the OECD and in the context of the activities of the High-Level Advisory Board: in 2014 Professor Monti attended the high-level terrorism risk insurance meeting held at the US Department of Treasury; in 2013 he was actively involved in the drafting of a report on disaster risk financing for APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Finance Ministries; in 2012 he contributed to the G20 activities (Mexican Presidency) in the field of catastrophe risk insurance; in 2011 he provided policy advice to the Chilean Government in view of the legal and institutional reform of the earthquake risk management, financing and transfer strategies in this country, following the Earthquake that struck Chile on 27 February 2010; in September 2008, on the occasion of a high-level meeting held in Beijing with the Chinese authorities, he contributed to the policy debate of similar issues arisen in China after the Sichuan earthquake.
During his academic career Alberto Monti has been invited to deliver lectures, seminars and talks on the occasion of international conferences in several countries, including: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Honduras, India, England, Iceland, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Scotland, the United States of America, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan and Ukraine.
He received his J.D. (1995, cum laude) from the University of Milan Law School, his LL.M. (2000, Int’l Legal Studies) from New York University (NYU) School of Law and his Ph.D. (2001, Comparative Law) from the University of Trento. He has been Visiting Scholar (1994, 1996) and Fellow (1997) at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Italian National Reporter in the Common Core of European Law Project, Hauser Global Scholar at New York University (1999/2000) and Research Fellow at the ICER - International Centre for Economic Research (2001, 2002). Member of the board of editors of the law review “Diritto e Fiscalità dell’Assicurazione” (formerly “Diritto ed Economia dell´Assicurazione”), he is a Chief Editor of the electronic journal “Global Jurist”.
Professor Monti published books, articles and reports on Comparative Law, Insurance and Reinsurance Law and Economics, Financial Management of Catastrophic Risks, Contract Law and the Law of Business Torts.