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Sara Valaguzza

Firm: Studio Legale Valaguzza
Country: Italy

Practice Area: Public Procurement

  • Piazza Eleonora Duse, 1
    20122- Italy

Sara Valaguzza is a well-established lawyer in the field of administrative law, and she is the founder and name partner of the Firm “SLV”.

She is an expert of public and private contracts, included outcome-based contractsstrategic procurement (especially of supply chain), sustainable development, and urban regeneration. Recently, she has been named the “Most Influential Woman in Administrative Law 2021 – Italy” in the context of the Global Excellence Awards.
She is Full Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Milan, where she teaches Green Procurement, Public – Private Partnership for Sustainable Development, Administrative and Environment Law and Sustainable Development Law.

In partnership with the King’s College, London, she is leading the application of alliancing and collaborative construction procurement (e.g. FAC-1) in several innovative projects in Italy and in Europe. 
She is Scientific Director of the Center of Construction Law & Management – CCLM, she is founding member and President of the European Association of Public-Private Partnership – E.A.P.P.P, she is an Academic Member of the Plan Procurement Law Academic Network – PLAN, and she was a Board Member of the UNIMI Foundation.
She is one of the first Italian jurists to have dealt with Legal BIM.
She is author of more than 50 scientific publications, both in Italian and English, and panellist in numerous national and international conferences. Her latest publications in English are: ‘Governing by contracts”, available in September 2021; “Public Private Partnerships: Governing Common Interests”, (with E. Parisi), Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2020 ISBN: 9781789903720; “Sustainable development in public contracts. An example of strategic regulation”, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2016, ISBN: 9788863428834; “How does Collaborative Procurement Operate in Italy?", in D. MOSEY (ed.), Collaborative Construction Procurement and improved value”, Wiley Blackwell, 2019, 445 – 460, ISBN: 9781119151913.

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