COSTANZA HONORATI is a Full Professor of European Union Law at the Milano-Bicocca University, School of Law where she also holds the Chair of EU Private International Law. She has been Co-ordinator of the PhD Program in European Union Law since 2017 and was the Head of the PhD School between 2009 and 2013. She is currently Chair of the EU Commission's Working Group on a Guide to the Maintenance Regulation and was previously a member of the Expert Group assisting the Commission on the Recast of the Brussels IIa Regulation (2015). She has been a Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor at several institutions). She is a member of the Editorial Board of Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale and the Special Editor for private international law of European Papers.