Short CV/Education and training

  • 2016 – 2017
    New York University School of Law, NY; Senior Global Research Fellow Germany.

  • 2016
    Columbia Law School, NY; Visiting Professor of Law.

  • since 2014
    Yale Law School, CT; Associated Research Scholar in Law.

  • 2009 – 2013
    Humboldt University Berlin, Germany; Assistant Professor of Law for Civil Law and European Private Law with a special focus on Consumer and Competition Law.

  • 2004
    LL.M. Free University Berlin, Germany; Thesis: “Caveat emptor clauses in the German law of obligations”.

  • 2003
    LL.M. Yale Law School, CT; Thesis: “Comparative Advertising in Europe: The Preliminary Ruling in Pippig vs. Hartlauer and Open Questions After the 1997 Directive”; written under the supervision of Prof. Calabresi; published 2005.

  • 1999
    Mag. Juris University of Graz, Austria; Thesis: “Das neue italienische IPR im Vergleich mit Österreich“ (The new Italian international private law in comparison to Austrian law).

Selected publications

  • Brexit – Marriage 'With' Divorce? – The Legal Consequences for Consumer Law, 40 (2017) Fordham International Law Journal, pp. 1475-1504, available at: file://w7server/dfs/homedir/Desktop/Brexit.pdf.

  • Bestpreisklauseln im Spannungsfeld europäischen Kartellrechts und mitgliedstaatlicher Lösungen (together with Schwarzkopf), Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht 2017, pp. 446-452.

  • Country report Austria, in De Cristofaro (ed.), Unfair Commercial Practices and Private Law of EU Member States, EuCML 2016, pp. 92-99.

  • „Koppelungsangebote im Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Lauterkeits-, Kartell- und Vertragsrecht“. Beitrag zur EuGH Entscheidung vom 07.09.2016 in der Rechtssache Deroo-Blanquart, in GRUR 2016, 1243-1246.

  • Article 6, Unfair competition and acts restricting free competition, in Calliess (ed.), Rome Regulations. Commentary on the European Rules of the Conflict of Laws, Kluwer Law International, 2nd ed. 2015, pp. 563-596.

  • German report on CSR, in Kobel/Këllezi/Kilpatrick (eds.), Antitrust in the Groceries Sector & Liability Issues in Relation to Corporate Social Responsibility, Verlag Springer, 2015, pp. 507-529.

  • Chapter 'European Union', in Henning-Bodewig (ed.), International Handbook on Unfair Competition Law, C.H. Beck, Hart, Nomos, 2013, pp. 41-75.

  • Some questions on enforcement and individual redress – the example of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, in Geimer/Schütze/Garber (eds.), Europäische und internationale Dimension des Rechts, Festschrift für Daphne-Ariane Simotta, LexisNexis, 2012, pp. 9-56.

  • A European Civil Law – for Whom and What Should it Include? Reflections on the Scope of Application of a Future European Legal Instrument, European Review of Contract Law 2011, pp. 195-218.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Study on behalf of the Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv), available at:

  • Austria and Germany country report – Study to support the Fitness Check of EU Consumer and Marketing Law Directives. The study has been drafted for Civic Consulting on behalf of the European Commission, 2016-2017, available at:

  • Yale Humboldt Consumer Law Lecture, Humboldt University Berlin, Organizing of an annual lecture, since 2014

  • Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic; Co-founder and co-organizer of the Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic, with Prof. Singer funded by a HU grant for excellence in teaching and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, since 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Law and Economics Association

  • Deutscher Hochschullehrerverband (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers)

  • European Law Institute (ELI), Fellow

  • Freunde des Hamburger Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht e.V. (Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law)

  • Österreichischer Juristentag (Austrian Lawyer Association); UK Association for European Law;

  • Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung e.V. (Association of Civil Law Teachers)


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