Professor Fernando Esteban de la Rosa is Chair, Private International Law and Secretary of the Comparative Law Seminar at the University of Granada. Fernando is also Secretary of the Academic Commission of the International Net Private and Integration Law: European and American Perspective. He is a Fellow of the National Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass, Amherst, Fellow of the European Law Institute and Member of the Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations.
Fernando is co-Director of the book “Mediación y arbitraje, una perspectiva española, europea y comparada – (translation: Consumer Mediation and Arbitration, a Spanish, European and comparative perspective)”, Valencia, Tirant Lo Blanch, 2010, editor and author of the book “la protección de los consumidores en dos espacios de integración: Europa y América. Una perspectiva internacional, europea y comparada, with contributions of 24 researchers from Spain, Italy, France, the UK, Germany, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. He is director of the book “La resolución de conflictos de consumo: la adaptación del Derecho español al nuevo marco europeo de resolución alternativa (ADR) y en línea (ODR), Aranzadi, 2018 (Consumer disputes resolution: adapting Spanish law to the ADR and ODR new European framework).
He participated in the tender of the DG SANCO “Consultation Services Regarding the Development of Common Criteria for Online Dispute Resolution, European Commission”, DG SANCO/2011/B4005, that had the aim of assessing the European Commission during the draft of the ADR Directive and ODR Regulation proposals, and assisted in preparing the principles for international contract law for OHADAC and the uniform law for international company law, also for OHADAC.
Fernando is involved in the reform of the Consumer ADR and ODR system in Spain, assuming the leadership of different projects financed by the Government of Spain.