The «Istituto italiano per il diritto delle costruzioni e degli appalti» (Italian Society for Construction Law – ISCL in short) is a non-profit organization based in Milan. Founded in 1981 by Avv. Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, ISCL is the national member of the European Society of Construction Law (ESCL).
ISCL’s main purpose is to promote, in Italy and Europe, the study of public and private construction contracts and of building law at large. This aim is pursued through scientific publications and the organization of events and cultural activities, such as meetings and workshops. Currently, a section of ISCL’s website (www.iscl.it) is dedicated to studies on construction law and is open to contributions from scholars and practitioners.
Presenting itself as a reference point and link between wits and experiences relating to the multi-disciplinary world of building and construction law and contracts, the Institute also aims to offer consulting services and interdisciplinary training in this field, both nationally and internationally, organizing seminars, information lectures and training courses. By means of its members, ISCL further aims to provide professional advice and consulting, also with respect to new cross-cutting and high-complexity areas (project financing, power plants, innovative construction techniques, “green economy” law, etc.). It is also planned, for the future, the establishment of an Observatory on the sector’s emerging issues, new legislation, bills, etc.
Chaired by Giovanni Iudica, Professor Emeritus of Civil Law at Bocconi University in Milan, former Dean of Bocconi Law School and Professor of Civil Law at LUISS University of Rome, the Institute recently found new life and energies, thanks to the support of the “Andrea Alciato” Foundation (Milan) and the renewed enthusiasm of old and new members. Therefore, ISCL will intensify its activities, widening its scope and looking at new areas of interest.
ISCL is currently mainly composed of scholars and practitioners of civil and public law, but will be open to contributions from representatives of various disciplines, welcoming in his team corporate lawyers, economists, companies and entrepreneurs, law firms, engineers, architects and, more generally, practitioners, scholars and experts in the world of construction, contracts and supplies. The Institute is also open to cooperation with national and foreign public and private organizations, in order to plan events and joint initiatives.
Prof. Avv. Giovanni Iudica
Avv. Roberto Panetta LL.M. Ph.D.