Anna Veneziano is Deputy Secretary General of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law UNIDROIT (Rome). She is Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Teramo, Italy and is affiliated to the University of Amsterdam (UvA), in The Netherlands as Professor of European Property Law.
She studied law at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, obtained an LL.M. degree at the Yale Law School, CT, United States, funded by a Fulbright scholarship and took a PhD degree in Comparative Law at the University of Florence, Italy.
Her main publications are in the field of international, comparative and European contracts and sales law, as well as secured transactions and international insolvency.
Among her other international research and policy making activities:
She was a member of the Italian delegation with respect to the 2001 Cape Town Convention on International Interests on Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto relating to aircraft collateral (2001) as well as the Protocol thereto relating to space assets (2012):
She was a member of the Study Group on a European Civil Code (2001-2009) and of the Compilation and Redaction Group on a Draft Common Frame of Reference on European Private Law (DCFR)
She was a member of the Expert Group set up by the European Commission for the redaction of a common European law on sales (CESL) (2010-2012).
She is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) and of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law (IACCL).