Pierluigi Matera

Pierluigi Matera


B.A., LUISS of Rome
M.A., LUISS of Rome
Ph.D., Unisa


Pierluigi Matera is a corporate law scholar and an attorney with a vast experience in both U.S. and European company law. He writes and teaches in the areas of comparative law, sports law, and corporate law—in particular M&A, corporate litigation, and history of business corporations.

Prof. Matera has published extensively in both peer-reviewed and student-edited journals, including the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.

Matera is Professor of Comparative Law and of U.S. Corporate Law at Rome-LCU, where he also served as the Head of the Law School from 2014 to 2017. He is also Professor of Law and Economics – Business and Corporate Law at Rome-LUISS, and a visiting fellow and long-life member at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Since 2010 he has been executive director of IDEMS (Centre of Research for Sports Law and Management).

He holds a PhD in Comparative and Civil law. He is also a board member of the Arbitration Chamber of the Rome Bar Association and is serving as a member of the Sports Law Committee of the same Bar.

Since March 2022, he is the President of the Safeguarding Officer of the Italian Gymnastics Federation. He also served as the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).


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  • Pierluigi Matera, Delaware's Dominance, Wyoming's Dare: New Challenge, Same Outcome? 27 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law (2022)
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Corporations: LAW JD 816

4 credits

Course about the legal structure and characteristics of business corporations. Topics include the promotion and formation of corporations; the distribution of power between management and shareholders; the limitations on management powers imposed by state law fiduciary duties and federal securities laws; shareholder derivative suits; capital structure and financing of corporations; and fundamental changes in corporate structure, such as mergers and sales of assets. The course serves as a prerequisite to advanced courses. PREREQUISITE: Business Fundamentals. GRADING NOTICE: The CR/NC/H option is not offered in Professor Tung's section.

FALL 2022: LAW JD 816 A1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2022
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Scott Hirst LAW 103
FALL 2022: LAW JD 816 M1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2022
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 10:40 am 12:40 pm 4 Pierluigi Matera LAW 103
FALL 2022: LAW JD 816 T1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2022
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue,Thu 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Frederick Tung LAW 414
SPRG 2023: LAW JD 816 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2023
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon,Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 4 Kevin Outterson LAW 414