Nicolo Zingales is an Associate Professor in competition and information law at Leeds Law School. His research spans across different areas of Internet law and governance, with particular focus on the roles and responsibilities of digital platforms and intermediaries in the online ecosystem. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, founding member of the MyData Global Network and lead of its UK Hub, and editor of Medialaws.
He joined Leeds from Sussex Law School, where he was Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Governance Research. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor at Tilburg Law School, where he maintains affiliations as research associate (with the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society) and extramural fellow (with the Tilburg Law and Economics Center). He also held appointments at the law schools of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, the University of Western Australia, the Graduate Institute of Geneva, New York University and Harvard University, and the Max Planck Institute for Competition and Innovation. He was a Google Policy Fellow at Research ICT Africa, a consultant on Internet freedom for APC and CIPESA, and practiced law in two international law firms, as well as at the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. He holds a JD from the University of Bologna and a PhD in international law and economics from Bocconi University.