Gianmaria Ajani (Turin): Classic Law and Contemporary Art. A challenge

Gianmaria Ajani is an internationally renowned expert on legal reforms in transition countries, having worked as adviser to the IMF, the Commission of the European Union, the UNDP and the ILO.

He is Rector of the University of Turin since October 2013, where he also is Professor of Law, teaching EU Private Law, Contracts Law and Comparative Private Law. Gianmaria Ajani’s areas of research are, inter alia, the impact of legal reforms on economic performance, legal systems of “Transition States”, especially in Eastern Europe, and Law and Language. As a visiting professor, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), as well as at the Universities of Wuhan (China) and Hanoi (Vietnam).

Among his numerous publications, there can be found works on Comparative Law (Diritto comparato. Casi e materiali, with Barbara Pasa; Turin: Giappichelli 2013) as well as on Art Law (I diritti dell’arte contemporanea, ed. with A. Donati; Turin: Allemandi 2011). Moreover, his book Diritto dell'Europa orientale (Turin: UTET 1996) has been translated into German (Das Recht der Länder Osteuropas, Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2005).