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Professor Franco Rizzuto


PROFESSOR OF LAW and DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF LAW
Law
0151 291 2107 .
rizzutf@hope.ac.uk

Educated in the universities of Hull and Manchester. Completed courses on European Administrative Law at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence and European Banking and Financial Law at the International University Institute, Luxembourg. Has taught at a number of universities including Ulster, Hull, Cardiff, Oxford Brookes, Lancaster and Edge Hill. Multi-disciplinary background. Involved in a number of European Commission supported projects, training judges in Community law in former candidate Member States. Significant and very successful experience in academic leadership roles.  Strong track record of curriculum development and innovation in law. Areas of research interests  include European Union Law, Competition Law Public Law, Telecommunications and Cyber Law, Media Law.  Publishes in journals such as European Competition Law Review, European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Global Competition Litigation Review,  Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Journal of Legislative Studies, Government and Opposition, Parliamentary Affairs. Regular analyst on national and international radio and television channels on matters relating to EU Law and UK and International Law and European Politics.

Rizzuto, F (2022 Forthcoming) ) Towards the Uniform Interpretation and Application of the Damages Directive Following the Volvo and DAF Trucks ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union. European Competition and Regulatory Law Review Vol 6
Rizzuto, F (2022) Bpost and Nordzucker AG: The End of Competition Law Enforcement Exceptionalism Concerning the Principle of Ne bis In Idem European Competition and Regulatory Law Review Vol 6 (2) pp 154 - 166
Rizzuto, F & Lynch, M (2021), On the Continued Inadmissibility of Preliminary References from National Competition Authorities Time for a Change?, European Competition Law Review 42 (11) pp 612-622
Rizzuto, F & Lynch M (2021) Has the Slovak Telekom ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the principle of ne bis in idem virtually redundant in cases of the parallel public enforcement of EU competition law? European Competition and Regulatory Law Review Vol. 5 (2) pp 162-171
Rizzuto, F & Lynch M (2021), The Independence of National Regulatory Authorities: Is There Now an Autonomous EU Law Concept of Independence of General Application? (C-378/19 President of the Slovak Republic), European Competition and Regulatory Law Review Vol 5 (1) pp 64 -75

Rizzuto, F & Lynch M (2020), The Court of Justice Rules in PZU Zycie that National Competition Law is alive and kicking thanks to the threefold test for idem, European Competition and Regulatory Law Review Vol 4 (3) pp  236-242
Rizzuto, F. (2020), The Procedural Implications of the Otis And Others Ruling of The European Court of Justice of The European Union The Clarification of The Scope of 'Any Individual' Who May Bring A Claim for Damages in Private Enforcement Proceedings, European Competition Law Review 41 (7) pp 360 -364
Rizzuto, F. Lynch M (2020), The Implications of the Generics UK  pay-for-delay ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, European Competition and Regulatory Law Review,  4 (2) 1-14
Rizzuto, F. (2020),The Court of Justice of the European Union rules in Tom Kabinet that the exhaustion of rights in copyright has little place in the age of on-line digital formats Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 26 (4) 108-115
Rizzuto, F. (2020), The Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law Developments in the Case Law. Global Competition Litigation Review 13 (1)  9-19
Rizzuto, F. (2019), The ECN plus Directive: Empowering National Administrative Competition Authorities in the European Union to be More Effective Enforcers of EU Competition Law.  European Competition and Regulatory Law Review 3(2), pp 80-99
Rizzuto, F. (2019), The ECN Plus Directive: The Harmonization of National Procedural Rules Governing the Parallel Enforcement of European Union Competition Law in the Internal Market. European Competition Law Review Vol 40, Issue 12, pp  574- 583
Rizzuto, F. (2012), Regulating the Regulators Intermedia 40 (4)34-39
Rizzuto, F. (2012), The EU Concept of Communication to the Public and the Protection of Copyright in Electronic Communications Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 18(6) 179-197.
Rizzuto, F. (2012) Injunctions against Online Service Providers, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 19 (3) 69-74.
Rizzuto, F. (2012) Leniency and Damages Actions: The Recent European Union Court Jurisprudence, Global Competition Litigation Review, 5 (1) 4-17.
Rizzuto, F. (2012) The Liability of Online Intermediate Service Providers for Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 18 (1) 4-16.
Rizzuto, F. (2011),The Procedural Implications of the Pfleiderer Judgment for Follow-Actions, Global Competition Litigation Review, 4(3) 116-125.
Rizzuto, F. (2011), Article 5 of Regulation 1/2003: The Limits to National Procedural Autonomy, European Competition Law Review, 32 (11) 564-572.
Rizzuto, F. (2011), The Procedural Implications of VEBIC, European Competition Law Review, 32(6)285-296.
Rizzuto, F. (2011), European Union Telecommunications Law Reform and Combatting Online Non-Commercial Infringements of Copyright: Seeing Through the Legal Fog, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 17(3)75-92.
Rizzuto, F. (2011), Leniency and Follow-on private Actions for Damages: Comment on the Opinion of the Advocate General in the Pfleiderer Case, Global Competition Litigation Review, 4(2)99-106.
Rizzuto, F. (2010), Reforming the Constitutional Fundamentals of the EU Telecommunications Regulatory Framework, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 16(2)44-56.
Rizzuto, F. (2010),The Akzo ruling of the Court of Justice and the Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: Two Steps Back, One Step Forward, Global Competition Litigation Review, 3(4)131-141.
Rizzuto, F. (2010) The Private Enforcement of European Competition Law: What Next ?, Global Competition Litigation Review, 3(2)57-68.
Rizzuto, F. (2009), Does the EU Have Competence to Harmonize National Procedural Rules Governing Private Actions for Damages for Infringements of EU Antitrust Rules?, Global Competition Litigation Review, 2(1)29-48.
Rizzuto, F. (2009), Remedying Deficits in Europe's telecom regulatory Framework Part 1, Intermedia, 37(2)8-15.
Rizzuto. F. (2009), Remedying Deficits in Europe's Telecom Regulatory Framework  Part 2, Intermedia, 37(3)10-12.
Rizzuto, F. (2009),The Harmonized Enforcement of European Telecommunications Law; The Case Law of the European Judicature on the Constitutional Fundamentals Part 1, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 15(2)37-47.
Rizzuto, F. (2009),The Harmonized Enforcement of European Telecommunications Law: The Case Law of the European Judicature on the Constitutional Fundamentals Part 2, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, 15(3)67-74.
Rizzuto, F. (2008), Competition Law Enforcement in Belgium: Still Flawed and Uncertain Despite Recent Reform, European Competition Law Review, 29(6)367-375.
Rizzuto, F. (2008), National Merger Control Proceedings and the Requirements of European Community Law: The Limits to Exclusive Jurisdiction, European Competition Law Review, 29(12)692-709.
Rizzuto, F. (2008), Parallel Competence and the Power of the EC Commission under Regulation 1/20003EC According to the CFI, European Competition Law Review, 29(5)286-297.
Rizzuto, F. (2008), The Enforcement of EU Telecommunications Law: A State Centric System, European Current Law (12)xi xviii.
Rizzuto, F. (2004), European Integration and the French Parliament, Journal of Legislative Studies, 10(1)123-149.
Rizzuto, F. (2003), National Parliaments and the Convention on the Future of Europe, Federal Trust Constitution Project Published Papers, Federal Trust (3/19):1-20.
Rizzuto, F (2003), National Parliaments and the EU Constitutional Order, Journal of Legislative Studies, 9(3)87-109.
Rizzuto, F. (1997), France: Something of a Rehabilitation, Parliamentary Affairs, 50(3)373-380.
Rizzuto, F. (1996), The French Parliament and the European Union, in Norton, P. (eds), National Parliaments and the European Union, London, Cass.
Rizzuto, F. (1987), Anti-Political Politics: The Barre Phenomenon, Government and Opposition, 22(2)145-162.