Júlio Gomes is Professor of Private Law in the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) in Oporto. He studied in UCP (LL.B, Ph.D), Columbia University (LL.M.), University of Coimbra (Master of Laws) and University of Oxford (D.Phil.). His teaching and research fields are Labour Law, Law of Obligations, Contracts and Rights in Rem. He is author and co-author of several books and numerous articles in Portuguese and international legal journals. He is a member of the Advisory Board on negotiorum gestio and Unjust Enrichment of the Study Group on a European Civil Code chaired by Professor Christian von Bar (Osnabrück) and participant of the Trento Project (Common Core of Private Law in Europe).