BOLAFFIO, LEONE (1848–1940), Italian jurist. Born in Padua, Bolaffio was educated at the Padua talmudical college, and at the University of Padua. He practiced law in Venice for 15 years before becoming a lecturer at the universities of Parma and Bologna. Bolaffio helped revive the study of commercial law in Italy and was a member of the Royal Commission for the Reform of the Commercial Code. His works on commercial law include Esegesi dell'articolo 58 del Codice di Commercio italiano (1897) and Diritto Commerciale (1918) which became standard textbooks. He also edited the Commentario al Codice di Commercio with Cesare *Vivante and founded the law review, La Temi Veneta.
Bolaffio established the Italian Society for the Study of Stenography and advocated the introduction of the famous Gabelsberger shorthand system into the public schools of Italy. He himself wrote a manual for this system.
Rotondi, in: Rivista di diritto privato, 10 (1941), 150f.