Maria Catarina Baruffi
Maria Caterina Baruffi is Full Professor of International Law at the University of Verona and Deputy Head of the Law Department. She is charged with the courses of EU Law, Advanced EU Law (EU private international law in family matters), and Advanced International Law (international human rights’ protection).
Private and procedural international law in family matters is among her major areas of research, particularly with regard to the topics of children protection, cross-border recognition of personal status and international surrogacy.
She has developed a solid expertise as speaker in conferences, training courses and seminars addressed to legal practitioners and members of the judiciary at both Italian and European levels.
In April 2015 she was appointed by the European Commission as member of the Group of Experts on the review of Brussels IIa (Regulation 2201/2003) and, since September 2016, she is member of the Expert Group on International Surrogacy Agreements appointed by ISS (International Social Service).
She is committed in several projects regarding EU family law co-funded by the European Commission under the Justice Programme 2014-2020 (in one of them acting in the role of Coordinator).
Since 1996 she is lawyer of the Bar of Milan.