Francesco Paolo Patti is Associate Professor of Digital law at the Department of Law and Regulation of SDA Bocconi and of Private Law at Università Bocconi in Milan.
At SDA Bocconi he mainly deals with the legal implications of digital markets.
His research focuses on contract law and the law of new technologies, with particular regard to digital assets and blockchain. Recently he has dealt with the legal qualification of the different types of digital assets in the European context, in comparison with the American context. Furthermore, he addressed the problem of the legal nature of smart contracts and described the legal issues related to their possible use in different economic sectors.
He is the author of nearly a hundred publications on various subjects of private law and regulatory law. He has published in English and German in the most important European and comparative law journals (for example, RabelsZ, European Review of Private Law, European Review of Contract Law).
After graduating from the University of "Roma Tre" in 2010, in 2011 he obtained an LL.M. at the Westfählische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster (Germany) and in 2014 the title of PhD in Economic and Business Law at the "Sapienza" University of Rome. He was research fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in 2016 and at the "Roma Tre" University in 2017; he was a fellow of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) in 2008 and 2012 and of the Max Planck Gesellschaft in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Since 2021 he has been a member of the Board of the European Law Institute.