Francisco de Elizalde

Francisco de Elizalde is an Associate Professor of Private Law at IE Univesrity and Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Law & Automation (Lawtomation), co-financed by the European Commission. He is a permanent Visiting Professor at Koç University (Turkey) and has held Visiting Professorship positions at City University of Hong Kong and FGV Sao Paulo (Brazil). Prof. Elizalde was a Visiting Scholar at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and has conducted research at Harvard Law School and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Germany). He takes part in Spanish and European research projects. He practiced law at Garrigues Litigation and Arbitration Department for several years. He is a member of the Madrid Bar Association, the American Society of Comparative Law, and the European Law Institute. Prof. Elizalde has acted as a legal expert in judicial and arbitral proceedings in Spain and abroad. He has consulted for the European Parliament. His work has been cited by the Court of Justice of the European Union.


• PhD, Universidad de Navarra. International Doctorate, summa cum laude, 2013

• LLM, IE Law School. Scholarship granted by Fundación Carolina, 2005

• LLB, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (re-qualification), 2005

• LLB, Universidad Católica Argentina, with honours, 2004


• Associate Professor of Private Law, IE University, 2019 – Present

• Director Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Law & Automation, 2022 – Present

• Chair of the Law Department, IE University,  2020 – 2022

• Visiting Professor, Koç University, Turkey, 2014 – Present

• Chair of Legal Studies, IE University, 2020 – 2022

• Assistant Professor of Private Law, IE University, 2013 – 2019

• Founder and Director, Legal Clinic, IE University, 2013 – 2020

• Visiting Scholar, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford, 2023

• Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, 2017

• Senior Associate, Garrigues, 2005 – 2013


• de Elizalde, F. (2022). “The potential of EU Consumer Law for automated enforcement”. Revue Européenne de Droit de la Consommation, 1/2022, 155 – 179

• de Elizalde, F. (2022). “Sale of Goods”. Oxford University Press Online Encyclopaedia of EU Law

• de Elizalde, F. (2021). “Standardisation of agreement in EU Law. An adieu to the contracting parties?”. In T. Tridimas and M. Durovic(Eds.). New Directions in European Private Law. Hart Publishing, 29 – 59

• Cannarsa, M., de Elizalde, F., DiMatteo, L. (2021). The Cambridge Handbook of Lawyering in the Digital Age, Cambridge University Press

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