Cristina M. Mariottini
Cristina M. Mariottini

Dr Cristina M. Mariottini


Cristina M. Mariottini is a Senior Research Fellow.

In 2017 Cristina resumed her position at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law (which she initially held from 2012 until 2015) as Senior Research Fellow at the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law directed by Prof. Dr Dres h.c. Burkhard Hess. Prior to rejoining the Institute, Cristina worked for two years at the Hague Conference on Private International Law in her capacity as Legal Officer, first, and Senior Legal Officer and Consultant, then, working on the Judgments Project on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters.

The primary focus of Cristina’s research activity is cross-border litigation, both in civil and commercial and in family matters. Cristina studies, inter alia, the external dimension of EU and U.S. law, respectively, and tackles questions of party autonomy in both jurisdiction and applicable law. She focuses, among the others, on the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, the Judgments Project, the 2015 Hague Principles on the Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts, the 2007 Convention on Child Support and the 2007 Hague Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations.

In 2013 Cristina joined the ILA Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law, chaired by Prof. Dr Dres h.c. Burkhard Hess, where she also acts as co-rapporteur (with Prof. Dr Jan von Hein).

Cristina holds a law degree (summa cum laude) from the Università degli Studi di Milano and a Ph.D. from the same University. She was a visiting research scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2009-2012), where in 2011 she also completed an LL.M. program. In 2011-2012 she partook, as a member of the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) observer delegation, in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III – Online Dispute Resolution for Cross-Border Electronic Commerce Transactions.

In 2013 Cristina became a member of the editorial board of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale. As of 2012 she is an Associate Member of the American Society of Comparative Law and as of 2013 she is a member of the American Branch of the International Law Association.