Esther Zapater

Director

Former Dean of the UAB Law School, is Lecturer in Public International Law and International Relations at the UAB. She has been visiting professor at several European universities: Panthéon-Assas (France), Moscow State Law Academy (Russia) and Toulouse-Capitole (France). In recent years her research interests are focused on civil and criminal cooperation within the European Area of Security, Freedom, and Justice. She is also member of the Institute for the research on the practice of law, from the Catalan Government. She has also participated in several competitive research projects.

Pompeu Casanovas

Former director

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Jorge González-Conejero

Executive director

Dr. Jorge González-Conejero graduated in Computer Science at the UAB (2003). He holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is currently Executive Director at the UAB-IDT. His research interests are focused on Access to Justice through new technologies, Image and Video Processing, Knowledge acquisition, and Data Protection. He has authored and co-authored over 30 contributions to international conferences, indexed international journals and book chapters. He has more than 10 years of experience participating in European and national research projects. Furthermore, he serves as reviewer and program committee in several journals and Series (among them, the LGTS at Springer).

Emma Teodoro

Senior Researcher / Ethical group leader

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Andrea Guillén

Junior Researcher

Andrea Guillén joined the Institute of Law and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2020 as Junior Researcher. She has participated in the H2020 project SPIRIT, and is currently involved in the H2020 projects ITFLOWS and OPTIMAI. Within the framework of OPTIMAI, Andrea is also doing a PhD on the human-centric approach of Industry 5.0. She holds an LL.M. in Innovation, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh (2020, with Distinction), with a particular focus on data protection law, artificial intelligence and the challenges that technology raises for fundamental rights. Andrea has also obtained degrees from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (LLM) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LLB and BBA).

Mario Macías

Project Manager

Mario Macías is Project Manager at the Institute of Law and Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and lecturer in Legal History in the same institution. He holds a PhD in Legal Philosophy, and two Bachelor Degrees in Law and in Arab and Hebrew Studies. His doctoral dissertation (The Haskamot of Barcelona of 1354: A Historical, Legal, and Political Approach) discussed the political interaction between the Jewish communities and the Catalan-Aragonese monarchy in the Late Middle Ages.

Carlos Górriz

Associate Professor

Senior lecturer of Business Law at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Ph.D. in Law by the Università degli Studi di Bologna (1995) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1998). During the last years, his research is focused on law and technology, antitrust & IP, company law, shipping law and international business law. He has been the IP of some Spanish research projects, and he is member of the Incoterms Experts Committee of the Spanish Section of the International Chamber of Commerce. More information in https://portalrecerca.uab.cat/en/persons/carlos-gorriz-lopez-3.

María José Rodríguez Puerta

Associate Professor

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Antoni Roig

Associate Professor

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José Antonio Fernández Amor

Associate Professor

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Eliseo Sierra

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the UAB since 2006 to nowadays. My lectures include commercial arbitration and mediation, methodology of the legal research, air, maritime, insurance, commercial law. Visiting professor and researcher at the Universities of Oslo (Norway), Sheffield, Southampton, and London (UK), Bologne, Rome and Cagliari (Italy), Michigan and Georgia (United States). Main Researcher of the Group of Research “Autonomous Driving and Legal Certainty of Transport”, del Ministerio de Innovación y Ciencias, Proyectos de Generación de Conocimiento 2021. Modalidad: Investigación No Orientada Tipo B. PID2021-123070NB-I00 (2022-2025) and member of other competitive research projects. Previously, I have been working also as commercial lawyer in insurance, maritime, transport controversies, other than as a substitute judge in civil matters in Barcelona.

Miquel Gardeñes

Associate Professor

Associate professor of private international law at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since 2002. Law degree from the University of Barcelona (1989), Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in European Community Law from the University of Social Sciences of Toulouse, France (1991) and Doctor in Laws from the UAB (1997, with an extraordinary doctorate award). He was director of the Department of Private Law at the UAB between 2009 and 2012. He has participated in various projects and research groups funded by the Ministries of Education and Science and Innovation, by the BBVA Foundation, by the Mission de Recherche Droit et Justice (French groupement d’intérêt public created in 1994 by the French Ministry of Justice and by the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique) and by the European Commission. Author of numerous publications, especially on private international law of the European Union, European internal market law, foundations and companies in private international law, the historical aspects of conflict of laws, international employment contracts, and the free movement of persons in the Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Member of the Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations (AEPDIRI), of the Spanish Forum of Private International Law (FEDIP), reviser of the Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado (since 2006) and member of the editorial board of the Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (since 2019). Speaker or lecturer invited by, among others, the following institutions: College of Europe (Natolin campus, Warsaw), European Commission (Brussels, TAIEX program), European Economic and Social Committee, Complutense University of Madrid, Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Granada, University of Girona, University of Valencia, Public University of Navarra, University of the Basque Country, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole (France), University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Greece), University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN) in El Salvador and the Barcelona Law Bar.