ERNST MARAIS

Associate Professor in Private Law and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Property Valuation and Management (Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland), MSc Property Valuation and Management (Sheffield Hallam University), MA English (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland), attorney-at law (PWK Legal Offices), property valuer, member of the Regional Chamber of Attorneys at Law in Katowice, member of the State Examinations Committee for property valuers at the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development.

Team leader in the EU Framework 7 research project TENLAW (Ten-ancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe – 31 national tenancy laws analyzed), team leader of the Social Rental Agencies in Poland project (The National Center for Research and Develop-ment), active participant in the Common Core of European Private Law project (time-limited interests in land; condominiums; acquisi-tive prescription)

Specializes in various aspects of real estate law, including convey-ancing, leases, expropriation and valuation as well as in legal aspects of valuations of enterprises/businesses. Lectures in proper-ty, family, succession, and tort law.