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Professors and Teachers

The teachers in the M.C.B.L. program at the University of Mannheim are both university professors and practitioners such as lawyers, judges, and managers from renowned companies.

  • Dr. Simon Apel

    Dr. Simon Apel studied Law at the University of Bayreuth. He then pursued graduate studies there on a scholarship from the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft) in the Research Training Group “Intellectual Property and the Public Domain”, receiving a doctoral degree for his thesis on copyright law involving extensive comparisons to US law. In his subsequent attorney training clerkships in Frankfurt am Main, he worked at the Chamber for Intellectual Property and Media Law of the Regional Court of Frankfurt and in the Frankfurt-based IP/IT teams of two international corporate law firms. Since 2012, Dr. Simon Apel has practiced as a lawyer, advising national and international businesses on questions of intellectual property law, IT-related law, and data protection law. He advises clients both in litigation and out of court, primarily on questions of copyright law, software projects, and unfair competition law, with a specialty practice in the field of improper product imitation. Dr. Simon Apel regularly publishes articles on copyright law, unfair competition law, and trademark law in respected scholarly journals. He is a co-editor of the „Biographical Handbook of Intellectual Property“ ("Biographisches Handbuch des Geistigen Eigentums“) and teaches copyright law at the University of Mannheim.

  • Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bach

    Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bach studied Law in Tübingen and Aix-en-Provence (France). From 1986 until 1990 he was a research assistant of Prof. Möschel (Chair of Geman Civil Law, Trade and Business Law) and he completed his doctorate in 1991. He was admitted to the bar association in 1989 and is a practicing lawyer at the law firm OPPENLÄNDER Rechts­anwälte in Stuttgart, focusing on competition law, merger control, and compliance programs. He is a member of the International Bar Association (Section on Business Law). Prof. Bach is a teacher and a honorary professor at the University of Mannheim.    

    European Competition Law

    In his class, Prof. Bach will enable his students to gain a basic understanding of how competition law affects business decisions.

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Brand, LL.M. (Cambridge)

    Prof. Dr. Oliver Brand, LL.M. (Cambridge) studied Law at the Universities of Münster and Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Political Science at the University of Münster. He obtained his doctorate in international law of interest and usury at the University of Münster, where he also conducted research for his professorial thesis on compulsory licensing. Currently, he holds the Chair of Private Law, Insurance Law, Business Law and Comparative Law at the University of Mannheim and is the director of the Mannheim Institute of Insurance Sciences.

    Comparative Law I – European Legal Traditions
    Comparative Law II – The Common/Civil Law Divide

    In his class, Prof. Oliver Brand will introduce you to the history, methods, uses, and fallacies of comparative legal reasoning as well as to important legal traditions.

  • Prof. Dr. Erik Röder

    Erik Röder studied law at the Universities of Bayreuth (2000–2003 and 2004–2006; first state examination) and Montesquieu – Bordeaux IV (2003–2004; maîtrise en droit). He obtained his doctorate in law from the University of Bayreuth in 2009 and passed the second state examination in 2010. Since 2011, Erik Röder has been a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich. In 2018, he completed his habilitation at LMU Munich. His research focuses on business law and tax law and is marked by a comparative and interdisciplinary approach.

    Law & Economics

    The course provides an introduction to “law and economics” (also known as the “economic analysis of law”), i.e. the application of concepts and methods from economics to legal problems.

    Corporate Governance II

    The course offers an introduction to the economic theory of corporate governance and its application to corporate law.

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Cremer

    Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Cremer has held the Chair of Public Law and Legal Philosophy at the University of Mannheim since 2000, where he had also studied Law from 1981 to 1986. After taking his first (1986) and second (1990) state examination, he worked as a senior research assistant to Prof. Helmut Steinberger, a former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, at Heidelberg University. It was there that he earned his doctorate summa cum laude, winning the Heidelberg University’s Ruprecht Karl's Award in 1995 with his thesis on legal protection against trans-border effects of expulsion and deportation. In 1999, he completed his habilitation. His post-doctoral thesis investigates the methodology of constitutional interpretation. He has gained teaching experience abroad as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Global Law of the University College London, at the University of Connecticut School of Law, at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, and at the University of Adelaide Law School.

    European Union Law – Institutional Aspects
    International Organizations: Legal Sources, Actors, and Means of Influence

    In his classes, Prof. Cremer will provide you with insights into the institutional aspects of EU law and into the law of international organizations.

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer, LL.M. (Vanderbilt)

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer, LL.M. (Vanderbilt) is a professor of law at the Department of Law at the University of Mannheim, Germany, where he holds the Chair of Public Law, Regulatory Law and Tax Law. Moreover, he is an academic co-director of MaCCI (Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and an academic co-director of MaTax (Mannheim Taxation Science Campus). In addition, he is an adjunct professor of law at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an adjunct professor at the MBS (Mannheim Business School). He has been a guest lecturer at the Vanderbilt University Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His fields of expertise are telecommunications law, media law, European competition law, and European tax law.

    Comparative Competition Law

    In his class, Prof. Thomas Fetzer will focus on a comparative analysis of competition law and policy under US antitrust law and EU competition law. By studying legislation and case-law on select topics, students will acquire knowledge about both legal systems. The course will also examine the historic, economic and social causes of differences and similarities between competition law on the two sides of the Atlantic. 

  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Fischinger, LL.M. (Harvard)

    Prof. Dr. Philipp Fischinger, LL.M. (Harvard) studied Law at the University of Regensburg (2000–2005), where he also obtained his doctorate at the chair of Prof. em. Reinhard Richardi. After taking his second state examination, he spent 1 ½ years at Harvard Law School, where he took part in an LL.M. program and conducted research. Between 2010 and 2014, he completed his habilitation at the chair of Prof. Martin Löhnig at the University of Regensburg. He holds the Chair for Private Law, Labor Law, Sports Law and Commercial Law.

    International Labor Law

    In his class, Prof. Fischinger offers the opportunity to take a comparative view on various employment and labor law issues that cover a wide range of subject matters. The course focuses on five different legal systems: Germany, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and the USA.

  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Franck, LL.M. (Yale)

    Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Franck, LL.M. (Yale) studied Law at the University of Halle and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He earned an additional law degree, an LL.M., from Yale Law School as well as a doctoral degree, Dr. iur., from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Jens-Uwe Franck has clerked at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for Judge Egils Levits and has worked for the Advisory Service to the Legal Reform in Beijing in China. Before joining the Department of Law at the University of Mannheim as a professor (ad interim), he held a postdoc position at the University of Munich where he finished his habilitation. As an academic, he has specialized in private law, commercial and competition law, among other things, and has published numerous articles in these fields.

    European Market Freedoms

    In Prof. Jens-Uwe Franck's class, students will gain in-depth insights into the substantive provisions on the internal market as well as on their link to competition law.

  • Dr. Jenya Grigorova, LL.M. (NYU)

    Dr. Jenya Grigorova, LL.M. (NYU) is a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She holds a PhD in International Law (summa cum laude, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University), an LL.M. in International Legal Studies (New York University, Dean's award and Salzburg Cutler Fellow), a Master of Laws (Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University), a Master of Laws (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski), and a Bachelor of Laws (University Nancy 2 / University of Lorraine).

    Jenya was Research and Teaching Assistant to Professor Joseph H.H. Weiler at NYU, Teaching Fellow at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, Junior Lecturer at Evry Val d'Essonne (Paris-Saclay) University, and Visiting Lecturer at Sciences Po (Nancy). She served as Assistant Editor for the European Journal of International Law (EJIL). Jenya gives various regular lectures at St Gallen University, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, University of Geneva. Her research interests include international trade law, in particular WTO law, issues related to energy regulation on both international and regional levels, international investment law and environmental law. Jenya has published on various pressing issues in international trade relations, concerning trade in the energy sector, as well as on specific aspects of international investment law and EU law. 

    Before joining the WTO, Jenya worked in private practice as associate with Sidley Austin LLP (Brussels). She interned at the European Commission's Legal Service and the WTO Appellate Body and worked as Research Fellow at the Energy Charter Secretariat. Jenya is admitted to the New York Bar.

    Introduction to International Business Law

    This course gives a comprehensive introduction to the complex and interconnected aspects of international economic integration, and provides the essential tools for understanding the normative framework of international business transactions. The course introduces the main principles, concepts, and sources of international business law with a focus on the law of the multilateral trading system embodied by the covered agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO), expanding on the main provisions of free trade agreements (FTAs) and Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs).

  • Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kainer

    Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kainer studied Law at the University of Heidelberg, where he worked as an assistant professor before joining the University of Mannheim as a full professor in 2012. He has held the Chair of Private Law, German and European Business and Labor Law at the University of Mannheim since 2012. His areas of interest include the law of the internal market and European labor law. Friedemann is a member of the European Community Studies Association. He has taught European Union Law in various Eastern European countries and is currently teaching at the German Law School in Cracow.

    Introduction to European Business Law

    In his classes, Prof. Friedemann Kainer aims to provide you with a basic understanding of European business law, especially in the context of the internal market. Students will also gain a strong background in the international legal framework related to employment issues.

  • Roland Klages, LL.M

    Roland Klages is a référendaire in the chambers of the First Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Prior to this, he has worked in legal and management functions at the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Auditors. He has studied in Heidelberg (First State Exam Baden-Württemberg), Geneva and Bruges (LL.M.) and has received his practical legal training in Rheinland-Pfalz (Second State Exam). His areas of expertise are EU budgetary and institutional law and legal remedies as well the law of the internal market, data protection and the external relations of the EU. He has published and lectured widely in these domains.

    European Union Law – Institutional Aspects

    In his lecture, students will be equipped with the foundations of EU law and the defining features of the EU legal order. The sui generis nature of the EU legal order is explored and illustrated with case-law of the EU Court of Justice.

  • Dr. Mateja S. Platise, MJur (Oxford)

    Dr. Mateja S. Platise, MJur (Oxford) is Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. She is also Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Goethe University of Frankfurt and University of Heidelberg, where she is teaching courses on human rights law and international dispute settlement. She gained her law degrees by the University of Ljubljana and the University of Oxford. During her studies, she has worked as a research assistant at the Institute for International Law of the University of Ljubljana and at the European Studies Centre of the University of Oxford, respectively. Before taking up the position at the Max Planck Institute, she worked as Legal Officer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and as Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculties of the Universities of Lille and Hamburg. She has published on international institutional law, European law, human rights law and international dispute settlement, and has been awarded Marie Curie Fellowship for her project on Responsibility of International Organisations for Human Rights Violations.

    International Organizations: a structural introduction  

    The course aims at providing students with insights into the law of international organizations.

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler

    Prof. Dr. Markus Köhler studied Law in Mannheim and wrote his doctoral thesis on German and cross-border TV advertising. In his daily practice as an equity partner at the Stuttgart-based law firm OPPENLÄNDER Rechts­anwälte, he focuses on IP and unfair competition law on the one hand and infrastructure law, especially network pricing issues, on the other. He is the author of various articles on IP and energy matters and the co-author of Köhler/Arndt/Fetzer, Recht des Internet, 7th edition 2012. He has been a teacher at the University of Mannheim since 2000 and is Honorary Professor of Trademark Law, Law of Unfair Competition, and Internet Law. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Board of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Intellectual Property (IZG) and an elected member of the Special Committee for Trademark and Unfair Competition Law in the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

    E-Commerce & Internet

    The key issues in Prof. Markus Köhler’s lectures will be e-commerce activities and the establishment of online-shops.

  • Jérôme Kommer, LL.M. (Berkeley)

    Jérôme Kommer, LL.M. (Berkeley) is an attorney and counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Mannheim and Munich offices. His expertise covers all aspects of complex patent litigation, including the coordination of international litigation efforts. He represents his clients both in infringement and invalidity proceedings across a range of technologies, including telecommunications, IT, automotive engineering, medical products, and pharmaceuticals. He studied Law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Lund and obtained an LL.M. degree from the University of California in Berkeley.

    Intellectual Property Law – Patents

    The patent law part of the course Intellectual Property Law will introduce students to the basic concepts underlying the protection of technical inventions and the enforcement of patent rights in Germany and other jurisdictions around the world, based on real world examples.

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer, LL.M. (Osgoode)

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer, LL.M. (Osgoode) is a junior professor at the University of Mannheim. He studied Law at the University of Frankfurt, Germany and completed his studies with his first state examiation (LL.B. equivalent) in 2003. From 2003 until 2005, Andreas articled at the Oberlandes­gericht (Higher Regional Court) Frankfurt, Germany and concluded his articling service with the second state examination (bar exam). He was admitted to the bar of Frankfurt in 2006. In the academic year 2006/2007, Andreas studied at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Canada and obtained his LL.M. degree in 2008. He was also a fellow at the Nathanson Centre for Transnational Crime and Security at York University. After he returned to Germany, Andreas started his PhD studies at the University of Bremen and received his PhD in 2011 with his thesis on the “Lex Maritima”, a transnational maritime law. Andreas has received several scholarships and awards, among them the award for the best PhD thesis in law and social sciences (Bremer Studien­preis) in 2012 and the University of Bremen excellent teacher award (Berninghausen Preis) in 2012. His research focuses on private law, international trade law, transnational law, transport and maritime law, and legal theory.

    International Business Transactions

    The course International Business Transactions will focus on problems related to cross-border trade and scrutinize legal as well as non-legal institutions that help cope with these problems.

  • Prof. Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf, LL.M. (Berkeley)

    Prof. Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf, LL.M. (Berkeley) studied Law at the Universities of Cologne and Geneva and has earned another law degree at the University of California in Berkeley. She wrote her doctoral thesis on punitive damages and her habilitation thesis on the procedural and institutional aspects regarding the development of European law through the interpretative work of the Court of Justice of the European Union. She worked as a judge at the Düsseldorf district court and has been a teacher at the University of Mannheim since 2002. In her daily work, she focuses on private law, including design patent law, and has published in the field of private international law, comparative law, civil procedure, tort law, European private law.

    European Private Law
    Private International Law

    In her class, Prof. Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf will equip you not only with the tools needed to spot issues of private international law in theory, but also with an approach to solving these issues in practice.

  • Prof. Dr. Michael W. Müller, LL.M. (Cambridge)

    Since spring 2022, Michael W. Mueller is a member of the faculty of law and economics at University of Mannheim, Germany, holding a junior professorship for public law with a focus on legal issues of digitalization. Michael Mueller studied law and philosophy in Munich and in 2013 earned an Academy Diploma in the Law of the European Union at the European University Institute. In 2014, he graduated with an LL.M. at the University of Cambridge (Wolfson College). In 2018, after stays at Duke and Harvard Law Schools, he received his doctorate from LMU Munich with a thesis on constitutional issues of financial market stabilization. In 2023, he was a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute. His research focuses on German and European public law, with a particular interest in economic regulation and public finance, and on legal philosophy.

  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz

    Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz is Professor of Law at the University of Mannheim, Germany, where he holds a Chair of Public Law, Law of Economic Regulation and Media. Furthermore, he is Director of the Institute of German, European and International Medicine Law, Health Law and Bioethics (IMGB) of the Universities Heidelberg and Mannheim and a member of the Commission on Concentration in the Media (KEK) in Berlin. His research interests include the areas of information and communication law (in particular media, media concentration and internet), regulatory law (particularly energy and telecommunications) and medical law as well as general constitutional and administrative law.

    European Infrastructure Law

    The course will deal with issues of regulatory law, thereby constituting a useful supplement to the European Competition and the European Union Law. Regulatory law aims at creating competition on (formerly) monopolistic network infrastructure markets, such as the energy or telecommunications markets. Hence, typical subjects of regulatory law are the energy law, the telecommunications law (including issues of digitization and media), the postal law and the railway law. In Europe, these areas of law are strongly influenced by EU law. The course´s first part will introduce into the basics of regulatory law, including its historical roots and the concept of regulation. For this purpose, it will deal with EU competences, legal limits of regulation and will analyze typical objectives and instruments of regulatory law such as market, access and price regulation. The course´s second part will give an introduction into specific areas of regulation, particularly analyzing the energy and telecommunications law including the regulation of virtual digital networks and media. For these purposes, the EU legislation as well as the case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) are presented. In preparation for the respective lessons, participants are asked to read ECJ rulings that will then be discussed during the course.

    The course´s objective is to impart a basic understanding of infrastructure regulation under EU Law as well as to provide a deeper insight into the legal characteristics of the sectors energy, telecommunications and internet. In this context, the course aims to create awareness for the relevant economic and legal reasons that imply the need for regulation.

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Risse, LL.M. (Berkeley)

    Jörg Risse has studied law at the University of Heidelberg where he earned his doctorate in 1997; in the same year, he completed his postgraduate studies for „Master of Laws“ at the University of California at Berkeley. Since 2002, Jörg Risse is a partner of the international law firm Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt am Main; as such, he represents his clients in state court proceedings as well as large-scale arbitration proceedings and frequently serves as arbitrator or CEDR accredited mediator. Jörg Risse is widely considered to be one of the leading arbitration practitioners and most-in-demand arbitrators in Germany (ChambersWho's Who LegalLegal 500Juve). 

    Advocacy Skills

    This course is dedicated to the art and science of communication as a lawyer. How do you convince a judge that your client is in the right? What can you do to really impress in a courtroom or as a speaker at a conference? How do you draft a memo so that it is easy to understand? How do you prevail in a negotiation over a multi-million Euro contract? The answers to these questions are crucial for a successful career as a lawyer. The art of effective communication in a highly professional context requires mastery of the full range of advocacy skills taught in this course. As a first step, the course is designed to give the students a general idea of what advocacy is all about. It will then go into detail and present a set of concrete guidelines for persuasive written and oral presentations. The highly interactive course will focus on the “how” (structure and style of presentations) and conclude with a solid introduction to negotiation psychology.

    • Heuristics: How our brain ticks and makes decisions
    • The art of writing: to explain, to convince or to confuse
    • Do you have PowerPoint or something to say? – Present professionally!
    • Crisis communication
    • Finding out the truth: Open questions & active listening
    • Interrogating witnesses: their story or your story?
    • Competitive and cooperative negotiation
    • Negotiation psychology
  • Dr. Bajar Scharaw, LL.M. (UQ)

    Dr. Bajar Scharaw, LL.M. (UQ) obtained degrees in law and political science from the Universities of Konstanz and Erfurt in Germany, and an LL.M. from the University of Queensland in Australia where he focused his studies on international economic law and arbitration. He holds a PhD in investment arbitration and treaty protection from the University of Mannheim. He is admitted to the bar in Germany (Rechts­anwalt) and works as a senior associate in the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in Frankfurt am Main. As a lawyer, he focuses his practice on international dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on investor-state arbitration. He has represented both investors and states in investment arbitrations under the ICSID Convention, the Energy Charter Treaty and bilateral investment treaties. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, he clerked at that law firm in London, was a research fellow at the University of Mannheim, and worked as associate in a US law firm in Frankfurt am Main in the field of international investment law. He regularly publishes on topics related to investment arbitration and treaty protection (including with Oxford University Press) and has lectured at the Universities of Heidelberg, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Glasgow, Nur-Sultan and Ulaanbaatar. He is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) and the German Association of International Law (DVIR).

    International Investment Law

    The course will focus on the international law concerned with the protection of foreign investments and the settlement of disputes between foreign investors and host States by international arbitration. Students will gain an overview of the evolution of international investment law and the development and characteristics of legal instruments that seek to promote and protect investments abroad. By studying arbitral case law, students will familiarize themselves with international investment treaties, their protection standards, regulatory approaches and procedural mechanisms of resolving investor-state disputes by arbitration. 

  • Dr. Martin Schmidhuber

    Dr. Martin Schmidhuber is an attorney at law and partner at the law firm RITTERSHAUS in Mannheim. He advises clients on issues concerning intellectual property, where he specializes in trademark and labelling law. Having access to a worldwide network of correspondent law firms, he focuses on giving strategic advice on and defending (litigation) trademark portfolios with a national and international orientation in particular. Martin Schmidhuber will take over the trademark-related part of the lecture “Intellectual Property Law”, where he will teach students about the protectability of all kinds of designations as trademark rights as well as the enforcement of such rights.

  • Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann

    Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann studied Law at the University of Heidelberg as well as the Science Po and Sorbonne Universities in Paris. She has successfully coached student teams for several editions of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which focuses on the legal fields of international commercial arbitration and the CISG. Past stages of her professional career include work for a leading German law firm in the dispute resolution practice as well as at Advocate General Kokott’s office at the Court of Justice of the European Union. In her current research, she focuses on intellectual property law and private international law. Since 2016, she has been Junior Professor of Private Law and European Patent Law at the University of Mannheim.

    International Arbitration

    The class is aimed at giving a comprehensive introduction to International Arbitration as one of the most frequent means of alternative dispute resolution in adverse proceedings on the international level. The focus will be on arbitration in commercial disputes between two private parties. Arbitration often is chosen by parties in the belief that it is a superior means of dispute resolution, e.g. because it is said to be time- and cost-efficient, neutral, arbitrators ensure high legal quality and superior understanding of business contexts. In fact, arbitration can be a very reasonable means of solving legal disputes. But whether this holds true in reality will depend on the arbitration rules and venue chosen and the subject matter or the dispute.

    International Sale of Goods

    This course aims at studying the law of international sales agreements based on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), which entered into force in 1988 and today has almost eighty Contracting States world-wide. It is the most important uniform private law Convention in practice, covering potentially more than 80% of global trade. Since the CISG was influenced by both the common law and civil law systems of contract law, the course will furthermore, focus on the basic principles of the law of contract of both systems in a comparative approach, where appropriate.

  • Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.A., M.C.B.L.

    Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.A., M.C.B.L. has studied law at University of Mannheim (Doctoral Degree and M.C.B.L. Degree) and University of Sarajevo (Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws). She has completed her State Examination and Bar Examination in Sarajevo. Before joining the University of Mannheim she has worked as inhouse lawyer and advisor for national electric utility company, as well as lawyer in the main German development agency. 

    Her research interests focus on European Union law, Europan Business Law and the law of internal market, especially freedom of establishment. She has been teaching at the University of Mannheim since 2020. 

    The Development of European Business Law thorough legal practice of the European Court of Justice 

    The course aims to provide students with deeper knowledge on how the European business law has been created and developed through leading cases of the CJEU and what further effects does this development makes to the legal system of European Union. As a result of the course, students will have acquired sound competences in reading and understanding CJEU judgements and applying them to new legal problems.

    Principles of Academic Writing (Seminar)

    This seminar is created to provide students with basic undestanding and essential tools necessary for Master´s thesis project from the German scientific perspective and according to its foundations.  

  • Dr. Stefan Zeyher, M.B.L.-HSG

    Dr. Stefan Zeyher is a partner of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz. He was admitted to the bar in 2006. In his practice he focuses on representing his clients in litigation and arbitration matters as a counsel; he also has experience as an arbitrator. Furthermore, Dr. Zeyher advises his clients on corporate law, group law, public and private M&A and commercial law. Dr. Zeyher studied at the Universities of Constance, Mannheim (Dr. iur.) and St. Gallen, Switzerland (Executive Master of European and International Business Law). Dr. Zeyher authored publications in the fields of corporate law, M&A, capital markets, civil procedure law and arbitration.

    Introduction to German Private Law

    In his class, Dr. Stefan Zeyher will acquaint you with the overall structure of German private law.

Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Dr. Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Program Manager of the Master of Comparative Business Law  

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