Workshop on Transparent Rulemaking and Enforcement – Participants

    Miriam Giorgio

    Miriam Giorgio (1979) is a lawyer at the Region of Puglia. She has been collaborating with the MIPA CONSORTIUM (Consortium for the development of methodologies and innovations in public administration) to provide technical assistance to the EU Convergence Regions (project POAT-DAGL) for better regulation since 2012.

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        Gianluca Sgueo

        Licentiate in Law (University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy) & Science of Public Administration, summa cum laude (University of Viterbo, Italy). Post doc “Democracy and Globalization” (Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra, Portugal). PHD in Administrative Law (University of Lecce, Italy). MA in European law (European Academy of Public Law, Greece). [More info]

            Itai Apter

            LL.B (University of Haifa)(2006), LL.M. International Legal Studies (New York University)(2008), PhD Candidate (University of Haifa)(degree expected 2017). Director of International Civil Affairs, Israel Ministry of Justice. Publications include ‘The New International Frontier – the Legal Profession and the Challenges of New “International Law” in the New Member State’, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (2014), and ‘International Rights of Older Persons: What Differences Would a New Convention Make to the Lives of Older People’, co-authored with Isreal Doron, Marquette Elder’s Advisor Journal (2010). Research interests include, inter alia, international public and private law, global governance, international organization law and international relations.

                Shoban Badgujar

                Academic background

                I am a gold medalist in M.Sc. in Regulatory Governance (2013-15) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Did my masters dissertation on “Incentive Based Regulation: A case study of Regulatory Methods in Electricity Distribution Sector of Maharashtra”. It included assessment of regulatory methods in electricity sector with the focus on efficiency improvement of service providers and protection of consumer interests. The research study found out that apart from the factors mentioned in theory, there are several external factors that determine power of incentive schemes. Incorporation of suitable incentive based regulation methods to address the external factors was suggested as a reform measure.

                I have also done Masters in Public Administration (2012-14) from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Prior to that I had completed Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics (2003-07) from Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai.


                Presently working as Fellow with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) in Hyderabad city. The organization provides inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary collaborative framework, and capacity to assist the State Government of Andhra Pradesh in designing strategies to increase GSDP growth by facilitating, attracting, and enabling investments, technologies, innovations, knowledge and monitoring of project execution across the entire ecosystem supporting timely and effective execution of large projects.

                Current Research Field

                Working on designing a framework for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects for infrastructure development.  The research involves a study of experiences with different PPP models in India and determination of appropriate policy structure for PPP projects with respect to risk sharing, monitoring, incentives, regulatory mechanisms, information disclosure, etc.

                    Olha O. Cherednychenko

                    Olha O. Cherednychenko is Associate Professor at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) where she holds the Chair in European Private Law and Comparative Law. She is also a Founder and Director of the Groningen Centre for European Financial Services Law (GCEFSL) which aims to promote high-quality research with a view to ensuring the sustainability of financial services in the EU. Previously she was a Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the VU University Amsterdam and a Lecturer/Researcher at the Utrecht University (the Netherlands). As a visiting scholar, she did research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London (IALS), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the European University Institute in Florence (EUI).

                    The research of prof. Cherednychenko focuses on the interaction between European private law, in particular contract law and financial services law, European public law and national legal orders. In particular, she publishes widely on the impact of (European) fundamental rights and freedoms on (European) private law; the interface between (self-)regulation and general private law, public and private enforcement mechanisms and public and private institutions in regulated sectors, in particular in the financial sector; and the financial consumer protection in the post-crisis era.

                    Her recent key publications include ‘Contract Governance in the EU: Conceptualising the Relationship between Investor Protection Regulation and Private Law’, European Law Journal (ELJ)  (2015), forthcoming; ‘Fundamental Rights, European Private Law, and Financial Services’, in H.-W. Micklitz (ed.), Constitutionalization of European Private Law, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 170-209; ‘Freedom of Contract in the Post-Crisis Era: Quo Vadis?’, European Review of Contract Law (ERCL), (2014) 10, pp. 390-421;
                    ‘Public Supervision over Private Relationships: Towards European Supervision Private Law?’, European Review of Private Law (ERPL) , (2014) 22, pp. 37-67.

                        Paul Verbruggen

                        Paul Verbruggen (1983) is Assistant Professor of Private Law at the Business and Law Research Centre of Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He conducted his PhD research at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, which resulted in the monograph Enforcing Transnational Private Regulation: A Comparative Analysis of Advertising and Food Safety (Edward Elgar 2014). Paul teaches courses in the field of (European) private law and writes on the design and operation of regulatory frameworks (both public and private), focusing on questions of legitimacy, accountability and enforcement. His research interests concern European private law, regulatory policy, risk regulation and certification. His publications included articles in Regulation & Governance, European Review of Private Law and the European Law Journal. Paul currently works on a book project (co-editor Tetty Havinga) on theHybridisation of Food Governance: Trends, Types and Results (contract with Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2016).

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