Genoa - He was the dean of Italian maritime law. Francesco Berlingieri, co-founder of the Berlingieri-Maresca law firm in Genoa, has passed away. Born in 1922, decorated for heroic action during the Second World War, he had presided over the Comité Maritime International from 1976 to 1991. He had been full professor of maritime law at the University of Genoa, but he had also thought and researched at the universities of Antwerp, Athens and Bologna, and he was honorary professor of international maritime law at the International Maritime Law Institute-International Maritime Organization. During his career, Berlingieri has published a countless amount of scientific papers.
A skilled sailor, Berlingieri was member of the Italian Yachting Club. «The great Professor and Lawyer - reads a note by the Yachting Club - was first of all a friend, a masterful sailor and a profound connoisseur of the codes. Not only of the codes of international maritime law, but of the principles and rules of sailing. Bye Francesco”.