Brief Bio

Cristina Poncibò is Professor of Comparative Private Law at the Law Department of the University of Turin, Italy. She is Fellow of the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (Stanford Law School and Vienna School of Law). Cristina’s research focuses on the comparative law of emerging technologies. She teaches Comparative Law, Contracts, EU Competition Law, and Blockchain and the Law. She authored a book on Comparative Law and the Blockchain (2020). Her most recent edited books include: Contracting and Contract Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hart, 2021, forthcoming, with M. Ebers and M. Zou) and The Cambridge Handbook of Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms (Cambridge University Press, 2019, with L. Matteo and M. Cannarsa). Cristina is a National Rapporteur of the International Association of Comparative Law and Delegate of the Law Department (sponsor institution) to the American Association of Comparative Law. She is also a member of Ascola, Juris Diversitas and the Law&Society Association. She regularly acts as an expert for European institutions and international organizations and she is a coordinator of the LLM in International Trade Law, co-organised with ITC-ILO, in cooperation with Unicitral and Unidroit. Cristina is a graduate of the University of Turin (LLM) and Florence (PhD) and was an intern in the Italian Competition Authority. In her career, she has been a Marie Curie Fellow (Université Panthéon-Assas), a Max Weber Fellow (EUI) and a Lagrange Fellow.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Law and Policy of Technological Innovation (Fall 2021)