Lorenzo Bairati

Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law
Director of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Gastronomic Culture and Sciences
Disciplinary Commission member

Email: l.bairati@unisg.it

University of Gastronomic Sciences | Pollenzo Campus
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn) – Italy


Born in Turin, Italy, Lorenzo Bairati received his law degree from the University of Turin in 2004 with a thesis on legal transplants of European private law in Latin America. He worked at the University of Turin as a teaching and research assistant for the Comparative Law course, focusing his studies on the method of comparative law, with special attention paid to the processes of harmonization, uniformity, and unification of legal systems within supranational organizations, such as the European Union and Mercosur.

Immediately following his undergraduate studies, Lorenzo participated in several national and international projects aimed at facilitating the national reception of European Union policy within the areas of European private law, conflict of laws, unjust enrichment, unfair competition, consumer protection, civil procedure, enforcement of judgements and uniform terminology for legal translations.

In 2010 he obtained his Ph.D from the University of Florence (Italy). His thesis compared Italian, French and Spanish rules concerning state liability for public action (and inaction), in order to investigate the different levels of protection afforded to citizens, depending on whether the infringed source is national or European. Additionally, this comparison sought to stress the consequences of recent judgments of the European Court of Justice concerning the development of national regimes in relation to public liability for constitutional violations.

Lorenzo worked as a research fellow from 2010 to 2013 focusing on the complexity of legal sources and the multiplicity of levels of government in the European Union. His research was centered on the institutional tools needed to ensure adequate compliance with the obligations related to the participation in European dynamics within legal orders characterized by strong devolution.

From 2013 to 2017, Lorenzo was a researcher at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo (Italy) teaching courses on Food Law and European Union Law while also developing collaborative projects with other research institutions whose work focused on comparative law and global food law.

Since 2017, Bairati is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law. His current research and publication projects include food global governance, international food trade law and food consumer protection from a comparative perspective.

Major Research Areas
  • Global Food Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Comparative Law Theory
  • European Union Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Global Governance and Food Security
  • Food Sovereignty and Land Rights