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V edition - a.y. 2020/2021

LL.M. in Food Law –  Academic calendar 2020/2021

 

MODULE 1 – International trade law (22 hours) (Responsible: Prof. Peter van den Bossche and Dr. Paolo Vergano)

Date

Lecture

Lecturer

WEEK 1

08/01/2021

2 – 8 pm

WTO – I part

Dr. Paolo Vergano (Fratini & Vergano Law

Firm)

09/01/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

WTO – II part

Dr. Paolo Vergano

WEEK 2

15/01/2021

2 – 8pm

ON-LINE

Simulation game

Prof. Peter van den Bossche (WTI)

16/01/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

Simulation game

Prof. Peter van den Bossche

MODULE 2 – European and International Food Safety Regulation (33 hours) (Responsible: Prof. Bernd van der Meulen)

WEEK 3

22/01/2021

2 – 8 pm

ON-LINE

Regulations governing food safety in the EU

Dr. Marco Valletta (EU Commission)

23/01/2021

8:30 am – 11:30 pm

ON-LINE

 

11:30 – 13:30

ON-LINE

EU Plant protection products regulation

Dr. Daniela Corona (LUISS)

EU Plant Health Legislation

Dr. Rosalinda Scalia (EU Commission) 

WEEK 4

29/01/2021

2 – 5 pm

ON-LINE

5 – 8pm

ON-LINE

OGMs - Novel Foods

Prof. Bernd van der Meulen (Wageningen

University and Research)

Food contact materials – EU and international regulation

Dr. iur. Karola Krell (Food Lex

30/01/2021

8:30 am – 11:30 pm

ON-LINE

11:30 -13:30

ON-LINE

Prevention, preparedness, response. Hygiene, HACCP

Prof. Bernd van der Meulen

Official controls of food operators and sanctions in the European Member States

WEEK 5

5/02/2021

2 – 5 pm

Room?

5 – 8 pm

Room? 

The role of EFSA

Dr. Francesca Volpi (EFSA)

Toxicological Safety of food

Dr. Carlo Brera (ISS) 

6/02/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE 

EXAM Module 1

MODULE 3 – Food Quality Policies (44 hours) (Responsible: Prof. Cesare Galli and dr. Alberto Contini)

WEEK 6

12/02/2021

2 – 8 pm 

Trademarks, private collective marks and signs of quality (PDO, PGI, TSG, organic and geographical indications. Conflicts between trademarks and

PDO/PGI)

Prof. Cesare Galli (IP_Galli Law Firm)

13/02/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

EU regulation on organic farming: production rules, labeling, controls and import

Dr. Cesare Varallo (Food Lawyer and

Founder of foodlawlatest.com)

WEEK 7

19/02/2021

2 – 8 pm

ON-LINE 

Applying for a PDO: rules and issues

Compliance with PDO-PGI-TSG

obligations at national and EU levels

Prof. Bernard O’Connor (NCTM)

20/02/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE 

Enforcing PDO outside the EU

Prof. Jürg Simon (Prof. Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Lenz & Staehelin)

WEEK 8

26/02/2021

2 – 8 pm
Room? 

Signs of quality for wines and spirits

Prof. Matteo Ferrari (University of Trento)

27/02/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Room? 

Co-branding, licensing and business opportunities for PDO and local trademarks of Public Entities

Dr. Alberto Contini  & Dr. Giancarlo

Moretti (IP_Law_Galli)

WEEK 9

05/03/2021

2 – 8 pm 

Practical exercise

Dr. Alberto Contini

06/03/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

EXAM Module 2

 

MODULE IV – Food advertising and labelling (33 hours) (Responsible: Dr. Cesare Varallo)

Date 

Lecture

Lecturer 

WEEK 10

12/03/2021

2 – 8 pm 

Food labelling – Mandatory and Voluntary information – Regulation 1169/2011 – Regulation 1924/2006

Dr. Cesare Varallo (Food Lawyer and

Founder of foodlawlatest.com) 

13/03/2021

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Front of pack nutrition labeling schemes

Dr. Domenico STIRPARO (Food Lawyer) 

10:30 am - 1.30 p.m 

Food advertising: the role and powers of national independent administrative authorities

Dr. Cesare Varallo 

WEEK 11

19/03/2021

2 – 6 pm

ON-LINE

6 – 8 pm

ON-LINE

Food labelling and advertising in a comparative perspective

Dr. Cesare Varallo

 

Responsibility of the food business operators in the EU food chain

Dr. Domenico STIRPARO (Food Lawyer) 

20/03/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

Consumer information on food stuff also in the catering service

Practical exercise

Dr. Domenico STIRPARO

WEEK 12

26/03/2021

2 – 8 pm

Room ?

TRENDS IN AGRI-FOOD SYSTEMS (Dr. Daniele Rossi) CONFIRMED

 

27/03/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

EXAM Module 3

 

MODULE V – Food security and environment (44 hours) Responsible: Dr. Fabiano de Andrade (FAO) 

WEEK 13

Date 

Lecture

Lecturer 

09/04/2021

2 – 8 pm

ON-LINE

International environmental law/ Food production/consumption/and sustainability

Dr. Fabiano de Andrade (FAO) 

10/04/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE 

Food security. The legal system in the EU and the role of the Member States –

 A comparative view on food security

Prof. Stuart Harrop (Kingston University, London) 

WEEK 14 

16/04/2021

2 – 8 pm

ON-LINE 

The future of Food Security and

Nutrition: new challenges and opportunities

Dr. Khaled El-Taweel (FAO) 

17/04/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE 

Responsible Agricultural Investment and

Responsible Governance of Tenure

Dr. Emma Mcghie and dr. Yannick Fiedler

(FAO) 

WEEK 15 

23/04/2021

2 – 8 pm

ON-LINE 

International cooperation and

food.  The Water-energy-food nexus

Prof. Massimo Zortea (University of Trento) 

24/04/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE 

Food Waste Legislation

Dr. David Röttgen (Ambientalex) 

WEEK 16 

07/05/2021

1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Webinar:
M
arcela Villarreal

(Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division)

FAO’s Parliamentarian Partnerships’ contribution

to laws in support of Zero Hunger (SDG 2)

and Food Loss and Waste (SDG 12)

 

07/05/2021

2:30 – 8 pm 

The right to food and international trade law (2 - 5 pm)

Dr. Khaled El-Taweel (FAO) 

WTO simulation on the right to food (5 - 8 pm)

08/05/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

EXAM Module 4

 

MODULE VI – AGRICULTURAL POLICIES AND THE MARKET (33 hours) Responsible: Dr. Simone Gambuto

Date 

Lecture

Lecturer 

WEEK 17

14/05/2021

2 – 8 pm 

EU Competition Law

Dr. Simone Gambuto (Nunziante-Magrone) 

15/05/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

Agricultural production systems

Prof. Bernard O’Connor (NCTM) 

WEEK 18

21/05/2021

2 – 8 pm 

Unfair trading practice Directive

Dr. Simone Gambuto

22/05/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

OCM Regulation

Dr. Federica Manca

(AGCM) 

WEEK 19

28/05/2021

2 – 8 pm 

h. 2:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

An introduction to wine policy and wine law:

the current legal framework and the future perspective

Dr. Nicola Tinelli (Political Office

Coordinator at Unione Italiana Vini)

h. 6:00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Wine export, Focus on USA

Dr. Luca Melchionna (Managing Member at Melchionna, PLLC- Counselor for Legal Affaris at EPLO European Public Law Organization)

h. 7:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Wine export, Focus on Canada 

Dr. Paolo Quattrocchi (Lawyer, Inernation Consultant, Equity Partner at NCTM, Vice President ICCCW. Director Centro Studi Italia Canada) & Dr. Ruggiera Sarcina (Business development manager at Italia Chamber of Commerce in Canada)

29/05/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

EXAM Module 5 

MODULE VII – Contracts (43 hours) Responsible: Raffaele Torino

Exam: it will be done through a brief paper/presentation to be sent to the responsible via email by a set date

Date 

Lecture 

Lecturer

WEEK 20

04/06/2021

2– 8 pm

Room

h. 2:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

 

An Introduction to Supply Contracts in the Food Sector:

International and Italian perspective 

Prof. Raffaele Torino (Business Lawyer

Full Professor of Comparative Law)

h. 6:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Meet with Ferrero 

Marco Gervasio (Head of Legal & Corporate Governance – Ferrero Italia)

05/06/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

h. 8.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

International Trade of Agri-products: Sale contracts

Prof. Salvatore Vincenzo (Focus Team Leader Healthcare and Life sciences, BONELLI EREDE Law Firm) & Avv. Elettra Gaspari (Junior Associate, BONELLI EREDE Law Firm)

h. 11.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Food E-Commerce: Challenges, Regulations and Trends 

Fabrizio Paratore (Co-Founder & Partner, Paratore and Partners) 

WEEK 21

11/06/2021
2 – 8 pm 

h. 2:00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. – Access Link

The production and distribution agreements in the food sector 

Nicola Lucifero (Partner, Head of Food Law Department at LCA Studio Legale, LCA Law Firm)

h. 4:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

The Franchising Agreements 

Vittorio Turinetti di Priero (Partner, LCA law Firm – Adviser, Arterra Bioscience - Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario)

h. 6:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Meet with Nestlé 

Daniele Guarnieri (General Counsel, Nestlè)

12/06/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

h. 8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

International transport

Prof. Andrea La Mattina (Of Counsel, BONELLI EREDE Law Firm - Professor of Navigation Law, Università di Pisa/Accademia Navale di Livorno)

h. 11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Incoterms 2020 

Davide Magnolia (Shipping, yachting and insurance lawyer at LCA Studio)

WEEK 22

18/06/2021

2 – 8 pm

In presenza 

Insurance 

Dr. Serena Cioffi (Senior Compliance,

Governance and Risk Management Advisor, Marsh Advisory) & Dr. Cristina Celac (Managing Consultant Enterprise Risk Management & ESG, Marsh Advisory)

19/06/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

h. 8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

Blockchain in the Food Sector: Challenges, Regulation and Trends

Luca Pardo (Founding Partner, Ontier Law Firm)

h. 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Blockchain: A Regulatory Overview

Case Study

Alessandro Chelli (CEO - Apio s.r.l.)

h. 11.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

International and domestic taxation in the food contracts 

Dr. Roberto Romito (International Tax, Fieldfisher Law

WEEK 23

25/06/2021

2 – 8 pm 

h. 2:00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Public food procurement

Dr. Luana Swensson (Policy and legal specialist for sustainable public procurement, FAO)

h. 5:00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. – Access Link

Public food procurement 

Marieclaire Colaiacomo (Senior

Procurement Officer, IFAD)

26/06/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ON-LINE

Exam Module 6 

Module VIII - SUMMER SCHOOL ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FOOD LAW (46 hours) Responsible: Dr. Paolo Vergano, XXXX

Assessment: final paper

WEEK 24-25

Date 

Lecture 

Lecturer

02/07/2021

2 – 8 pm 

Introduction to customs regulation:

rules of origin and trade facilitation 

dr. Darlan Marti (WTO)

03/07/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm 

tariffs and the harmonized system 

dr. Roy Santana (WTO)

05/07/2021

2 – 8 pm

ONLINE

Union Customs Code

EU Single Window Environment for

Customs

Digitalization 

dr. Alessandro El-Khoury (EU Commission) and dr. Gianluca Sgueo (NYU)

06/07/2021

2 – 7 pm

potrebbe farla anche in presenza 

7 - 8pm 

ICQRF: ex officio Authority

dr. Stefano Vaccari (CREA, Director)

Alibaba: a story of success 

dr. Manfredi Minutelli (Head CKA & GR for

Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) (TBC)

07/07/2021

2 – 8 pm potrebbe farla anche in presenza

Focus on South America 

dr. Luca Pardo (Ontier Law Firm)

08/07/2021

2 – 8 pm

potrebbe farla anche in presenza 

Focus on Canada 

dr. Paolo Quattrocchi (NCTM Law Firm)

09/07/2021

2 – 8 pm

ONLINE

Customs regulation in practice 

dr. Maurizio Zincone (GOPA consulting group)

10/07/2021

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

ONLINE

Customs regulation in practice 

dr. Maurizio Zincone