Curriculum Vitae

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Current research interests: competition and energy law, contract law

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Since 2017 Member of the Reviewers Group of the Energy Law Journal of the Brazilian Institute for the Energy Law Studies (IBDE)
2015 – 2020 Guest Professorship of College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
1994 – 2018 Executive Director of the Institute of Energy and Regulatory Law in Berlin, Germany
2014 – 2020 Academic Director for the Master’s Programme European and International Energy Law at the TU Berlin
1994 – 2014 Executive Director of the Institute of German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law at the Freie Universität Berlin
2013 Member of the Advisory Board of the German Government for Modernisation of the German Water Industry

Founding member and Executive Director of the German and European Scientific Society of Regulatory Law

2004 – 2020 Member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Institute of Infrastructure and Communication Services (WIK)
Since 2004 Member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ascola)
2003 – 2017 Member of the Academic Advisory Committee for Regulatory Issues of the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagentur)
1998 – 2001 Advisor to legislators in Hanoi and Jakarta on competition and company law as a legal expert of the German Company for International Cooperation (GIZ)
1992 – 1994 Legal Advisor to the German Federal Privatisation Agency (Treuhandanstalt)
Since 1985 Member of various company advisory and supervisory boards

Member of national and international arbitration courts

1984 – 1994 Director of the Institute of Business and Tax Law at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
1975 – 1984 Director of the Institute of German and European Labour and Business Law at the Freie Universität Berlin
1973 – 1984 Judge in antitrust law at the High Court of Berlin, Germany (Kammergericht)
1973 – 1975 Professor of civil law and labour law at the University Hamburg
1971 – 1972 Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin
1971 – 1973 Offers of professorships in civil law, labour law and business law at the universities of Berlin, Augsburg, Bielefeld, Innsbruck, Tuebingen, Hamburg and Kiel
1969 – 1970 Academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Biedenkopf at the University of Bochum
1966 – 1968 Academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Nipperdey, University of Cologne, former President of the Federal Industrial Law Court
 
EDUCATION / ACADEMIC CAREER
1970 Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in law at the University of Bochum in the areas of civil law, trade law, competition law and labour law
1970 Doctorate in economics
1968 Assessor jur.
1966 Doctorate in law at the University of Cologne
1962 Scholarship of the German National foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
1961 – 1965 Student of law and economics at the universities of Muenster (Germany), Bonn (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland)
1963 Member of the German National Academic Foundation
1961 Abitur
 
HONOURS AND GRANTS
2017 Honorary doctorate title of the National Kapodistian University of Athens
2015 Guest Professorship of College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing
2013 Hon. Ph.D. of the Chinese Culture University (PCCC), Taipeh, Taiwan
2008 Awarded the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German President
2002 Consulting Professor at the University of Hangzhou, China
1997 Honorary doctorate title of the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of State and Law in Moscow