Mauro Bussani is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Trieste, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Macao, S.A.R. of the People's Republic of China. He is Director of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Law, at the University of Udine and Trieste, Italy.

He has been Visiting Professor in the US, Canada, Brazil, Peru, France, Switzerland, the UK, Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, Israel, and China. He is Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the Société de législation comparée (France). He sits on the councils of a number of scientific academies and institutions, including the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Switzerland), the Fondation pour le droit continental (France), the Católica Global School of Law (Portugal), the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (Austria).

He is co-editor of the Cambridge University Press series 'The Common Core of European Private Law', and of the Editoriale Scientifica series 'Tradizioni, traduzioni: il diritto allo specchio'. He is member of the editorial board of many law reviews such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Tulane Law Review, the Journal of European Tort Law, the Journal of Comparative Law in Africa.

His principal publications include 28 books (of which 15 are edited), and about 150 essays, in Italian, English, and French. Many of his works have been translated in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.