Laura CARBALLO PIÑEIRO
- Catedrática de Derecho Internacional Privado de la Universidad de Vigo
Professor Carballo joined the University of Vigo in December 2021. She has been appointed by the Chancellor of the University as Dean of the newly created Faculty of International Relations.
Prior to joining UVigo, she worked at the World Maritime University, where she was the holder of the Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy, and Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She is admitted to practice as a lawyer and has worked as a deputy judge in Spain.
Her areas of expertise include private international law, international litigation, international insolvency and maritime law. As a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, she has specialized in international maritime labour law being her research published in 2015 by Springer at the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs Collection edited by the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the Hamburg University. During her time at WMU, she has cooperated with different UN agencies including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
Professor Carballo has published in a number of international journals in English, German, Italian and Spanish. She has been visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law, Columbia Law School, the Institute of European and Comparative Law at Oxford University and UNCITRAL, and she has been visiting professor in a number of institutions in Europe and Latin America such as the Hague Academy of International Law, the Central European University, the Universities of Antioquia and Medellín in Colombia and the Central University of Venezuela.
Her main area of research at WMU is international maritime labour law, in particular maritime employment, living and working conditions, occupational health, seafarers´ identity documents, collective relations, and corporate social responsibility.