Local Coordinator


Professor Carlos Gómez Ligüerre is Profesor titular de Universidad (tenured professor) at the Department of Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2008. He holds a degree in Law and a degree in Business Administration. His PhD in Law was awarded as the best doctoral thesis on Private Law defended in Spain in the year 2005. His main areas of teaching and research include Torts and Contracts, with special interest on Competition Law and the impact of new technologies. He has been visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and visiting professor, among other, at the University of Illinois College of Law, the IDC-Radzyner School of Law at Herzliya, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the East China University of Political Sciences and the Law in Shanghai. In 2018-2019 he was granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung a Fellowship for experienced researchers.

Teaching Staff

Benito Arrunada

Professor Benito Arruñada is Professor of Business Organization at the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Prior to joining Pompeu Fabra and after graduating from the Universities of Oviedo and Rochester, he held positions at the Universities of Oviedo and León, and was John M. Olin Visiting Scholar in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. He has also taught at the Universities of Paris (I and X), Frankfurt, Autónoma de Madrid and Pablo de Olavide in Seville. Most of Arruñada’s current research analyzes the institutional bases that make firms and markets possible: from the most concrete, such as property titling and business regulation, to some of the most abstract, such as moral systems. Using various methods, from case analysis to mathematical and econometric models, this research aims to discover the organizational conditions that facilitate impersonal exchange, the best means for specializing resources and speeding up economic growth.

Fernando Gomez Pomar

Professor Fernando Gómez Pomar is a professor of civil law and of Law and Economics (Catedrático de Derecho Civil) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra School of Law in Barcelona.  His research focuses on Contract Law, Tort law and Consumer law from an economics perspective. He has lectured at New York University School of Law, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the University of Wales, Hamburg Universität, the George Mason University School of Law and the Radzyner School of Law (IDC-Herzliya) in Israel. He is coeditor of InDret and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of Law and Economics, the Review of Law and Economics, the European Review of Contract law. He was part of the Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the area of European contract law created by the European Commission. He practices law and has served as expert witness on aspects of Spanish law in corporate matters before courts in various jurisdictions, such as Delaware Chancery Court, the US Federal Court and the High Court of England and Wales (Queen’s Bench Division), as well as arbitration institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he has also acted as arbitrator, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Antoni Rubi

Dr. Antoni Rubí-Puig is an Associate Professor of Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). Antoni Rubí has been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School and U.C. Berkeley School of Law. His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, and art law. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Reuters, 2008) and several book chapters and law review articles on copyright, privacy torts and civil liability of ISPs, as well as on general tort law and products liability. He has provided legal consultancy services to Spanish and Catalan public authorities, as well as to companies and individual authors on topics related with intellectual property law and other areas of his expertise.

Mireia Artigot 2018

Dr. Mireia Artigot-Golobardes is an interim lecturer at Pompeu Fabra Law School, affiliated Professor at the Economics Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra and at the Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She holds a JSD and LLM (Cornell Law School) and a B.A. in Law and a B.A. in Economics by Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is admitted to the NY BAR and the Barcelona BAR. She has been a visiting professor of Brooklyn Law School, the Institut für Wirtschaftsrecht at Kassel Universität, the Montenegro University Economics Department and Law School, the University of Trento Law School, Center for South African studies of the University of Western Cape and the IDC- Radzyner School of Law at Herzliya. Her research combines the study of legal issues, particularly in private law, from an economics perspective. She focuses on consumer law, contracts, torts – especially product liability -, European law and European Economic integration. She further studies the legal implications of new economic structures such as digital network markets and the transactions entered in them.

Dr. Lela Mélon, a former Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, has a legal and economics background. Currently the Executive Director of the Planetary Wellbeing Institutional Framework at the Pompeu Fabra University and professor of Sustainability in Business Law at ESCI-UPF, she is specialized in EU law, with a main focus on corporate law and sustainability, on which she published the book Shareholder Primacy and Global Business (Routledge 2018). She is currently researching policy coherence for sustainability at the EU level, focusing on corporate law policies as well as the challenges of policy and legislative barriers in the existing EU business law framework for sustainable corporate conduct and sustainable outcomes. Besides being active in the academic field, she created and implemented a three-step systemic approach towards sustainability, which entailed the insertion of separate sustainable corporate law courses in academic curricula and a simultaneous sustainable revision of the existing and well-established academic curricula in economics and law.