Donato Di Bona

Donato graduated in law, cum laude, at the University of Palermo, on July 9th 1998. He was admitted at the bar on July 9th, 2002.

He attended a two years post degree specialization course in “Transport Law and Economics” at University of Palermo, Faculty of Economics, at the end of which, on 23/11/2001, he got his diploma, cum laude.

Donato carried out and intense academic activity, as, after three years doctoral programme, on 23/04/2007, he got his Ph.D. at the Department of “Economics, Transports and Environment Law”, of the University of Palermo, Faculty of Economics.

Since 10/07/2007 to 30/08/2011, he was assistant professor at Department of “Economics, Transports and Environment Law”, University of Palermo and, during this period, he was awarded two prestigious grants by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, through the International Counsel for Canadian Studies, and by the Research Council of Norway through the “Yggdrasil Mobility Programme”. Thereby Donato could specialise in shipping and admiralty at the University of Ottawa, on 2008, and at the University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, on 2009. Of counsel

Ha was, also, President of “Shipping and Air Law Research Centre”(CESDIMA), since April 2007 to March 2009.
On the professional side, Donato is a tough litigator in both civil and shipping law.
He is Italian mother tongue and is fluent in English and Spanish.


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