CRISTINA MANASSE is an Italian lawyer, with more than 25 years of experience in the law of cultural goods and intellectual property related matters, specializing in art law and copyright, including digital matters.
Cristina advises and represents start ups and digital cultural platforms, artists, galleries, museums, collectors, cultural institutions, art fairs, media and broadcasting companies, on all legal issues related to art and IP (e.g., T.o.S., websites, on line platforms for art and culture, digitization, use of images, exhibitions, purchase & sale, IP rights protection, museum business plans, IP due diligence for museums, valorisation of cultural assets). She negotiates all kind of agreements related to art and IP related matters.
She frequently serves as the Italian equivalent of “of counsel” to other law firms and entities that require her specialized expertise in art law and ip related matters.
Researcher affiliate as specialist on art law and IP at Bocconi University Ask Centre (Art, Knowledge and Science), she lectures at Bocconi and SDA – Master MAMA as Photography law specialist, and other universities and courses.
She is a columnist on IP, Art and Photography Law for specialized art and legal publications, in Italy and abroad.
She is the former Chairman of the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association, former Italian national representative to the European Lawyers Association.
Cristina graduated in Milan, received her MA on EU-Law and Economics in Milan, attended the Intellectual Property Academy in Bocconi, and spent a semester at King’s College University in London.
Based in Milan.