The Genoa Centre for Law and Finance was founded in 1996 by Professor Guido Ferrarini, who directed the Centre until 2017. Since 2018, Professor Michele Siri, Jean Monnet Chair on European Union Insurance and Financial Markets Regulation, is the Director of the Centre.
The Centre promotes research projects and education activities in all areas of law and finance, often in cooperation with international universities, research institutions and business corporations.
The Centre supports the University of Genoa – Department of Law’s PhD Program contributing to the organization of conferences and seminars often with the support of the Fresco Foundation. The PhD Candidates in Corporate Law, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance are admitted to the Centre as research associates.