Academics

Faculty

Renowned lecturers from academia and practice

One of the most attractive features of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business is the diverse faculty that includes renowned academics, as well as professors from the practising legal and business communities from both Germany and abroad.


Dean

Professor Clifford Larsen

Professor Larsen is Dean of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM/MLB) Program.

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Professor Larsen received his B.A. from Tulane University, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. In 1993, after practice of law at White & Case in New York City and S.G. Archibald in Paris, Larsen received an offer of a professorship from Washington & Lee University. In his 13 years there, he published a number of articles, in German and English, primarily in the areas of arbitration and comparative law, became a full professor, and was named Director of International Legal Studies Programs. As well as teaching in Mexico and frequently in Cologne for the University of California, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Commerzbank Visiting Professor of Law at the Bucerius Law School, during which time he taught in English in the International Program and in German in the LL.B. curriculum. He is a member of the New York and Louisiana Bars and is avocat à la cour de Paris.

Program Director Business

Professor Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Dirk Holtbrügge is Professor of International Management (Head of Department) at the School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

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Dirk Holtbrügge is Professor of International Management (Head of Department) at the School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He received his doctorate and his habilitation from the University of Dortmund. He was offered chairs at universities in Aachen, Berlin, Hamburg, and Lahr and is a regular visiting professor at universities in China, France, India, Russia and the UK.

His main research interests are in the areas of international management, human resource management, and management in emerging markets. He has published seven books, eight edited volumes and more than 70 articles in leading international journals. The research-related ranking of the newspaper Handelsblatt regularly lists him as one of the top-100 professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland. He has large experience in executive education and works as a consultant for firms in Germany and abroad.

Program Director Law

Dr. Carsten Jungmann

Dr. Carsten Jungmann is Program Director at Bucerius Law School. He coordinates the Diploma in Business Law Program at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and serves as the Academic Director of the Summer Program in Sports Law. Dr. Jungmann is also a practicing lawyer, formerly as a Managing Partner of the law firm DUVINAGE, today in his capacity as the Group Director Corporate Law and Structure of BIRKENSTOCK Group in Neustadt (Wied).

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Dr. Carsten Jungmann is Program Director at Bucerius Law School. He coordinates the Diploma in Business Law Program at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and serves as the Academic Director of the Summer Program in Sports Law. Dr. Jungmann is also a practicing lawyer, formerly as a Managing Partner of the law firm DUVINAGE, today in his capacity as the Group Director Corporate Law and Structure of BIRKENSTOCK Group in Neustadt (Wied).

His primary fields of research are insolvency law, corporate law (including corporate governance), banking law and corporate finance. He studied law at the University of Bonn and at the University of Edinburgh. At the University of Bonn, he worked at the Institute for Commercial and Business Law and graduated as a Doctor of Laws. Whilst a trainee solicitor, he worked inter alia with the international law firm Hogan Lovells and with HSH Nordbank; he also clerked for High Court Chief Judge Dr. Buechel. After passing the bar exam at the High Court of Hamburg, he went to the US and obtained an LL.M. from Yale Law School. In addition, Carsten Jungmann holds a Master of Science in Finance, which he obtained from the University of Leicester. He spent a year as an academic visitor at the London School of Economics and is/was a lecturer/visiting professor at several national and international universities (including, inter alia, the University of Surrey, the University of Fribourg, the University of Liechtenstein and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich). He has published numerous articles on corporate, banking and insolvency law in leading law journals. In 2011, he was awarded the Bucerius Alumni Prize for Outstanding Teaching.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2009 and 2015 for the course Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance and in 2010 and 2011 for the course Business Entities (together with Prof. Dr. Karsten Schmidt).


Dr. Jo B. Aschenbrenner

Dr. Jo B. Aschenbrenner, LL.M. is a mediator and lawyer in Hamburg.

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Dr. Jo. B. Aschenbrenner, LL.M. is a mediator and lawyer in Hamburg.

Since November 2002, she has held various positions at Bucerius. She currently is Equal Opportunities Person and advises the CEO and the President of the Law School as well as the CEOs of the subsidiaries on legal issues.

In her practice as business mediator she helps to resolve disputes and advises on the choice of the adequate dispute resolution mechanisms as well as negotiation strategies. Moreover, she acts as a consultant, coach and moderator in law firms and corporations on negotiation strategies on issues such as promotion to partner, client relations and remuneration systems (www.hamburgschool.de).

She studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Munich from 1991 until 1996 and worked for several years at the Institute of International and European Law, University of Munich. After finishing her law degree (Erstes Staatsexamen) in 1997, she obtained her master of law in Florence in 1998 and a year later her doctor of law in Munich.

Jo’s practice builds upon her experience as a lawyer in the IP department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and as CEO of a 100% for profit subsidiary of Bucerius Law School. She speaks English, German, French and Italian.

Jernej Bergoc

Jernej Bergoc, an MLB Alumni, works as Head of Finance at at a family office of a renowned German industrial family.

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Jernej Bergoc, an MLB Alumni, works as Head of Finance at at a family office of a renowned German industrial family.

Jernej Bergoc holds an LLB from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). During his years at the Faculty of Law he, among others, organized and led student excursions overseas as well as co-authored a book on global development strategies. He also created The Legal Solution, a corporate law competition for senior law students, which has meanwhile turned into the largest event of this sort in Slovenia. After obtaining the Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School, his first professional position was at Wieland Capital, a prestigious small cap Private Equity fund where he worked as an analyst.

Dr. Christian Bochmann

Christian Bochmann

Dr. Christian Bochmann practices law at the tax and corporate law firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Hamburg and manages the Center for Family Businesses at Bucerius Law School.

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Dr. Christian Bochmann practices law at the tax and corporate law firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Hamburg and manages the Center for Family Businesses at Bucerius Law School. He teaches various fields of private law at Bucerius and is a guest lecturer for capital markets law and for the law pertaining to groups of companies at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Dr. Bochmann completed his legal studies at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (LL.B., Ph.D.), at Columbia University – School of Law – in New York City and at the University of Cambridge (LL.M.). He has been an academic assistant at the chair for company law of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karsten Schmidt for several years and served as a clerk to Chief Justice Dr. H. Fischer at the High Court Munich.

His interests include all aspects of company law – from family-owned businesses to listed stock corporations and he is author of several articles and book chapters in this field.

Georgiana Capraru Ianus

Georgiana Capraru Ianus

Georgiana Capraru Ianus is a public servant with the European Commission in Brussels. She works in the Directorate General for Competition as a lawyer case handler in the field of antitrust law with a particular focus on energy.

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Georgiana Capraru Ianus is a public servant with the European Commission in Brussels. She works in the Directorate General for Competition as a lawyer case handler in the field of antitrust law with a particular focus on energy. Prior to her career at the European Commission, Georgiana worked for three years as an associate lawyer with the international law firm Allen & Overy in Brussels in the EU/Competition law department where she advised in particular on antitrust, mergers and cartels. She is an MLB alumna of the 2008 class and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King's College in London. She holds a degree in law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Bucharest. She is fluent in English, German and French.

 

 

Lukas Colberg

Lukas Colberg, a graduate of Bucerius Law School, is currently completing his legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg. He is also working as a Research Associate at the international law firm Latham & Watkins.

 

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Lukas Colberg, a graduate of Bucerius Law School, is currently completing his legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg. He is also working as a Research Associate at the international law firm Latham & Watkins and as a Senior Assistant in the Bucerius/WHU Diploma in Business Law Program directed by Dr. Carsten Jungmann.

Lukas Colberg holds an LLM degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has completed his PhD thesis at Bucerius (currently under review) on an arbitration-related topic. He has previously worked at the Chair of Business Law of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karsten Schmidt and has taught several classes on corporate law and general civil law in the past years.

Professor Dr. Christan Decker

Prof. Dr. Christian Decker is professor of International Business, especially International and Corporate Finance, at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).

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Christian Decker is professor of International Business, especially International and Corporate Finance, at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).

Before being appointed as a professor in 2007, he spent ten years with the corporate and investment banking division of a large German bank. He focused on the development of regulatory, economic and/or liquidity-driven securitisation solutions as well as securitisation-based business models. Prior to that, he was involved in the arranging and underwriting of national and international project and acquisition finance transactions in various sectors (e.g. industrial plants, power, telecommunication, traffic infrastructure, oil & gas) and regions (Europe, Asia, America, Australia). He started his professional career in the corporate finance department of a Big Four auditing firm, where he worked three years as consultant, evaluator and trustee.

Christian Decker has specialised in didactical concepts that are grounded on competency-based education as well as educational media. His focus lies on the development and execution of course scenarios deploying e-learning, blended learning, inverted classroom (flipped classroom) as well as project-based, case-based and research-based learning. In 2012 and 2017, he was awarded the Hamburg Teaching Award.

Christian Decker graduated with a degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Hamburg and received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Bremen, Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM).

Yvonne Draheim

Yvonne Draheim

Yvonne Draheim is a Partner in the Hamburg Hogan Lovells Office. She studied law at the University of Hamburg and graduated in 1994, First State Exam.

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Yvonne Draheim is a Partner in the Hamburg Hogan Lovells Office. She studied law at the University of Hamburg and graduated in 1994, First State Exam. In 1995/1996, she continued with her master studies at the University of Stellenbosch/South Africa where she graduated in 1995 with her master of laws.

Yvonne Draheim's focus lies on intellectual property, in particular trademarks and designs as well as unfair competition law (e.g. comparative advertising, get-up protection), domain name disputes and copyright. Yvonne represents clients from different fields of business, e.g. consumer products, textiles, food and beverages, energy, classical industries (e.g. automotive) as well as media, and in particular social media. She mainly works with international clients, e.g. from Europe and the US. Her work, to a large extent, refers to trademark and design right litigation including prior advice thereto, especially with international and cross-border impact (e.g. she worked for years on the famous Philips ./. Remington three-headed shaver cases regarding 3D marks), and to the advice on planned marketing activities under unfair competition law, domain name matters as well as trademark application and opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Supreme Court, including trademark clearances and availability searches. Furthermore, she advises on strategic international portfolio management as the basis of a successful enforcement of trademark and design rights in Germany and elsewhere. In addition, she also advises clients on contracting, e.g. licences and prior rights and delimitation agreements.

Yvonne Draheim continually publishes articles on up-to-date questions of IP law, e.g. on new kinds of trademarks (she was involved in registering the first haptical trademark in the world, the word "Underberg" in Braille), such as abstract color and color combination marks as well as move marks and on trademark portfolio strategy. She is also experienced in teaching IP law on various occasions, and has been teaching international and national students at the Bucerius Law School for years. Yvonne Draheim is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR) as well as the International Trademark Association (INTA). According to JUVE, she belongs – for many years – to the “often recommended attorneys”.

Yamila Eraso Pena

Yamila Eraso is a lawyer at LACORE Rechtsanwälte LLP, a Berlin-based corporate law firm with a strong focus on startup/venture capital.

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Yamila Eraso is a lawyer at LACORE Rechtsanwälte LLP, a Berlin-based corporate law firm with a strong focus on startup/venture capital. She specializes her practice on M&A transactions and financing. She especially advises entrepreneurs, early-stage companies and investors on matters related to formation and funding of companies as well as cross-border business, in particular involving the U.S. and Latin America. Before joining LACORE, Yamila worked as a lawyer for prominent law firms in Colombia and the U.S.A. advising Latin American and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and companies, as well as in-house legal counsel for a German crowd-lending startup in Berlin.

Yamila received her first law degree (with honors) from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, she holds a postgraduate diploma in tax law from the same University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She is also an MLB alumna of the 2013 class.

Yamila is admitted as a lawyer in the State of New York and the Republic of Colombia.

Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman works as a legal editor at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

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Michael Friedman received an A.B. in Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California and subsequently studied law at the Boalt Hall School of Law on the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Juris Doctor in 1993 and became a member of the California State Bar in 1994. Mr. Friedman practiced law as a senior attorney and litigator in the San Francisco Bay area with the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender. He has lived in Hamburg since 2004 and works as a legal editor at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; his efforts there include revision of the Encyclopedia of European Private Law. In addition to having lectured with the Bucerius MLB program, the Bucerius LLB program and the Bucerius International Exchange Program, he teaches with the GISMA Business School in Hanover and has presented on negotiation for the Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen Vereinigung (German-American Lawyers Association) and the African Good Governance Network (AGGN).

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2012 for the course Negotiation II.

Professor Dr. Rolf Uwe Fülbier

Prof. Dr. Rolf Uwe Fülbier is full professor of international accounting at the University of Bayreuth.

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Rolf Uwe Fülbier is full professor of international accounting at the University of Bayreuth. Before, he was full professor at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (2005-2008), assistant professor at the University of Bochum (1999-2004) and Ph.D student at the University of Münster (1994-1998). He studied business administration at the University of Cologne, financed by a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), and worked several years for Deutsche Bank AG in Germany and Indonesia (Jakarta branch). Since 2005 Rolf Uwe Fülbier is an appointed tax consultant (Steuerberater).

His field of research covers all aspects of financial accounting, especially international accounting (IFRS, US-GAAP). Rolf Uwe Fülbier is author of a huge variety of books, book sections and articles in national and international refereed journals (European Accounting Review, Abacus, Journal of International Accounting Research, zfbf/sbr, ZfB, DBW, etc.) and transfer journals. He is editorial board member of “Accounting in Europe” (Taylor & Francis), the European publication outlet for policy oriented accounting research, of “Business and Research” (Springer), the official journal of the German Academic Association of Business Researchers, and of “Accounting, Economics and Law – A Convivium” (de Gruyter). Moreover, he was visiting scholar/professor at TU Sofia, University of Oxford and Victoria University of Wellington, he has been involved in several graduate and executive programs of leading German and European Universities, he is member of the German CPA-examination board and involved in diverse working groups (e.g., head of the group “Intangibles in Accounting” of the Schmalenbach-Society). He has been honoured with several best teaching (e.g., WHU, University of Bayreuth), research and other awards.

Niels Hartwig

Niels Hartwig joined Siemens AG as an in-house lawyer in February 1990, and since then has been in charge of various functions in Germany and abroad.

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Niels Hartwig joined Siemens AG as an in-house lawyer in February 1990, and since then has been in charge of various functions in Germany and abroad. From 2007-2013 he was involved in handling the compliance crisis; including the settlement with authorities in Germany and the U.S. as well as the coordination of the worldwide activities of the Compliance Monitor, Dr. Theo Waigel. Since October 2014, he has headed the legal departments of Litigation, Global Functions and Global Services, as Chief Counsel Cross Business & Global Functions. In addition to this position, in February 2015 he assumed the role of head of the Supervisory Board Office of Siemens AG.

Niels Hartwig is a member of the board of the Ernst von Siemens Arts Foundation (Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung), Chairman of the judiciary committee of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Deutscher Industrie- und  Handelskammertag, DIHK) and Vice President of the In-house Lawyers Association in Germany (Bund der Unternehmensjuristen, BUJ) as well as a member of the Advisory Council “Center for Studium Generale and Personal Development” (Zentrum für Studium Generale und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, ZSP) of the Bucerius Law School.

Dr. Wolfgang Heckenberger

Dr. Wolfgang Heckenberger

Dr. Wolfgang Heckenberger is a German qualified lawyer and Chief Counsel Competition at Siemens AG.

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Wolfgang Heckenberger is a German qualified lawyer and Chief Counsel Competition at Siemens AG. Prior to joining Siemens in 1999 he served for more than three years at the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) in Berlin and lectured as an assistant professor at the University of Würzburg.

In his position as Head of the Siemens Competition Practice Group, Wolfgang Heckenberger has global responsibility for advising the Siemens Group at all seniority levels (including Management Board and Supervisory Board) on a worldwide basis on all aspects of Competition Law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, collaborative and other horizontal and vertical arrangements, cartel investigations, antitrust-related corporate governance, and state aid/anti-dumping matters. His experience covers the complete range of the Siemens product and services portfolio.

Wolfgang Heckenberger graduated from the University of Würzburg. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht eV (German Antitrust Lawyers' Association). In addition, he is a board member of the Competition Committee of the BDI (Federation of German Industries). He is admitted to the Munich Bar.

Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding

Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding

Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding, a German attorney, is partner in the Banking department at Allen & Overy LLP and based in Frankfurt.

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Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding, a German Rechtsanwalt, is partner in the Banking department at Allen & Overy LLP and based in Frankfurt. During the last years he worked as advisor of financial institutions, sponsors and corporates on numerous national and international corporate and  leveraged finance transactions as well as on complex (out-of-court and in-court) restructurings. He has broad experience in banking and finance law and focuses particularly on the area of insolvency and restructuring.

After his legal studies at the University of Münster and Paris (State Exam 2001), he worked as research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfram Timm (Institut für Deutsches und Europäisches Unternehmensrecht, Münster) (Ph.D 2004)  and completed his clerkship in Berlin (2005).

Dr. Franz Bernhard Herding has been a frequent lecturer in the area of finance and restructuring, e.g. within the M&A Summer Course at the University of Münster.

Professor Dr. Martin Högl

Professor Dr. Martin Högl

Professor Dr. Martin Högl is Head of the Institute for Leadership and Organization at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.

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Professor Martin Hoegl (MBA, Washington State Univ.; Dr. rer. pol., Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany; Habilitation, Technical University of Berlin, Germany) is Head of the Institute for Leadership and Organization at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Before joining LMU Munich, Professor Hoegl served on the faculties of Washington State University (USA), Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar, Germany). Moreover, Martin Hoegl held visiting professorships at Curtin University Business School (Perth, Australia), at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern Univ., USA) and at the National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan), and has given guest lectures at various international universities.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2017 for the course Managerial Leadership.

PD Dr. Alexander Kerl

PD Dr. Alexander Kerl, CFA, currently works within the reinsurance development department of Munich Re, where he is in charge of the training and knowledge transfer among financial analysts.

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PD Dr. Alexander Kerl, CFA, currently works within the reinsurance development department of Munich Re, where he is in charge of the training and knowledge transfer among financial analysts. He also serves as lecturer at the chair of financial services, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen where he worked as associate professor from 2010 to 2015. His “Habilitation” that he finished in 2014 is titled “Information Intermediaries, Trading Decisions and the Capital Market”. From 2008 to 2010, Alexander Kerl worked for Allianz Investment Management in Munich within a strategic team to establish the strategic asset allocation, and within the CFO office support team.

Alexander Kerl’s research focuses on herding effects on capital markets and financial analysts. He has published articles in international refereed journals such as the Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and European Financial Management. Alexander Kerl was awarded the „Dr.-Herbert-Stolzenberg-Award” in 2013 alongside the “Finanzkompass Innovationspreis” by the Finanzplatz Hamburg e.V. in 2014.

Dr. iur. Dr. med. Adem Koyuncu

Dr. iur. Dr. med. Adem Koyuncu is double qualified as lawyer and medical doctor and is a Partner in the Brussels office of the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP.

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Adem Koyuncu is double qualified as lawyer and medical doctor and is a Partner of the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP. He is admitted to practice in Germany and Brussels and advises clients on EU and German law issues that affect pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other consumer products. He has a broad practice that covers regulatory, compliance, commercial and liability matters and he also assists clients in transactions and IPOs.

Prior to joining legal practice, Dr. Koyuncu worked in the pharmaceutical industry and practiced as a medical doctor. He is a frequent lecturer at legal conferences and seminars and extensively publishes in his practice areas. Among others, he is co-author of the comparative law book "Practical Global Tort Litigation". He is also member of the editorial boards of several legal journals. He is fluent in German, Turkish and English and speaks conversational Spanish.

For his practical and scientific work, Adem Koyuncu received the awards "Wissenschaftspreis im Gesundheitswesen" (2005) and the "Deutscher Arzt Recht Preis" (2008) and is listed as leading lawyer in different rankings.

Dr. Nils Krause

Dr. Nils Krause is a partner at the international law firm DLA Piper and works as a German qualified lawyer and solicitor (England / Wales) in the Hamburg office of DLA Piper.

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Dr. Nils Krause is a partner at the international law firm DLA Piper and works as a German qualified lawyer and solicitor (England / Wales) in the Hamburg office of DLA Piper. He heads the Corporate / M&A practice of the firm in Germany. His principal areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate law. Prior to working for DLA Piper, Nils Krause was a partner at White & Case and, in addition, worked in the investment banking department (Global Banking - M&A) of a leading international bank in Frankfurt.  Furthermore, he was a research student at Harvard Law School and visiting fellow at the University of Oxford. He lectures on corporate law at nationally and internationally renowned universities and is recognized by Legal 500 as "often recommended lawyer for corporate law" in Germany. In addition, Chambers Global recognizes him as "top transactional lawyer" for international M&A projects.

Stephan Kretschmer

Stephan D. Kretschmer is a retired Dipl. Ing. Brigadier General. His professional life is centered around strategy and leadership.

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Stephan D. Kretschmer, Dipl. Ing. Brigadier General retired, professional life centered around strategy and leadership. Diplomatic service in Washington D.C., command of a Brigade (3500 soldiers), responsible for the Corporate Identity of the Bundeswehr (Innere Führung). Over 15 years experience in assisting individuals and management teams in meeting personal, strategic and leadership challenges. Lecturing at the WHU and Bucerius Law School.

Professor Dr. Stefan Kröll

Stefan Kröll is an independent arbitrator in Cologne (Germany) and an honorary professor at Bucerius Law School

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Stefan Kröll is an independent arbitrator in Cologne (Germany) and an honorary professor at Bucerius Law School. He is a Director of the Vis-Arbitration Moot Court and a visiting professor at the School of International Arbitration, CCLS – Queen Mary College, London. Additionally, he regularly lectures for other universities in Germany and abroad and is a member of the editorial or academic advisory board of several national and international journals. He is one of Germany’s national correspondents to UNCITRAL for arbitration and international commercial law and regularly listed as one of the leading German Arbitration specialists. Educated at the Universities in Marburg, Geneva and Cologne, he holds a doctorate from the University of Cologne and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics. Professor Kröll is the (co)author and (co)editor of a number of books and articles on international arbitration and litigation, and international commercial law.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2008, together with Professor Larsen, for the course International Litigation II, in 2013 for the course International Sale of Goods and in 2016 and 2017 for the course Arbitration.

Florian Lechner

Florian Lechner is a tax partner of Linklaters LLP in Frankfurt.

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Florian Lechner is a tax partner of Linklaters LLP in Frankfurt. He advises on all tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations as well as financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in structuring investment funds. Another focus of his practice is tax compliance and tax related internal investigations. He acts for a broad range of clients, mainly in the finance and investment sector.

Florian is a frequent lecturer at tax seminars and contributor to tax expert journals and books. 

Dr. Marc-Olivier Lücke

Marc-Olivier Lücke is a Partner at Atlantic Labs, an early stage venture capital fund based in Berlin, focusing on digital technologies disrupting global industries.

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Marc-Olivier Lücke is a Partner at Atlantic Labs, an early stage venture capital fund based in Berlin, focusing on digital technologies disrupting global industries.

Previously, he worked as a consultant in the Corporate Finance Task Force of the Boston Consulting Group, and as a manager in the Global Financing Division of Barclays Capital, advising European corporates on business strategy, financing, and restructurings.

Dr. Lücke received his Diplom-Kaufmann and doctoral degree from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. His doctoral thesis analyzed the influence of international bankruptcy codes on the valuation of distressed firms' securities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Andreas E. Meier

Andreas E. Meier

Andreas E. Meier is the Head of Latin America at Lombard International, Luxembourg, a global leader in insurance-based wealth structuring solutions

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Andreas E. Meier is the Head of Latin America at Lombard International, Luxembourg, a global leader in insurance-based wealth structuring solutions. Before he joined Lombard, he worked for 15 years at UBS Group where among other functions, he was Head of Latin America and Regional Head Northern Germany.

Mr. Meier served as member of the Executive Board at UBS Germany between 2009 and 2016. He started his career at former Dresdner Bank Latin America in 1992. He is member of the presidency of the Latin American Business Association, Hamburg. He holds a degree (Lic. rer. pol.) in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg, with a special focus in Banking, Finance and Portfolio Management.

Professor Dr. Matthias Meyer

Professor Dr. Matthias Meyer

Dr. Matthias Meyer is full professor for management control and accounting at the Hamburg University of Technology.

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Matthias Meyer is full professor for management control and accounting at the Hamburg University of Technology. Before that he was an associate and assistant professor for management accounting at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar. He holds a habilitation degree (Dr. oec. publ. habil.) from WHU and a PhD (Dr. oec. publ.) in business economics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where he worked at the Chair of Philosophy and Economics. The topic of his dissertation was the principal agent model. He received his Diplom-Kaufmann in business administration from Eichstaett Catholic University and a master of science in the philosophy of social sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2006, Matthias Meyer stayed as visiting scholar at the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His practical background in management accounting is his former position as the Managing Director of the Center for Controlling & Management at WHU where companies like DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom or Deutsche Lufthansa work together with researchers on management accounting topics. He has teaching experience in management accounting, cost accounting, corporate planning and strategic decision-making, economic methodology and business ethics.

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer

Dr. Klaus Moosmayer was appointed to his current position as Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and head of the global Siemens Compliance Organization in January 2014.

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Klaus Moosmayer was appointed to his current position as Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and head of the global Siemens Compliance Organization in January 2014. Before his recent nomination he served as Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG and was responsible for the legal compliance management, compliance policies, internal investigations, disciplinary sanctions, remediation and compliance risk assessment. Since 2007 he was a Compliance Operating Officer of Siemens and had a leading role in developing the new Siemens Compliance Program reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer. Before entering the Siemens legal department in 2000 Klaus was in private practice as a lawyer. He studied law at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and was trained as an army officer. Klaus has published extensively on compliance and white collar crime topics – including Compliance and Anti-Corruption Manuals for companies - and he speaks frequently on national and international conferences on compliance topics. At the end of 2013 he was appointed Anti-Corruption Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee at the OECD (BIAC).

Dr. Alma Pekmezovic

Dr. Alma Pekmezovic is a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School.

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Dr. Alma Pekmezovic is a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law at Bucerius Law School. Her key areas of expertise include capital markets law, corporate law and governance and commercial law reform. She has published numerous law journal articles on these topics and is the co-author of three books.

Dr. Pekmezovic has a particular interest in international financial institutions and law and development in the Asia-Pacific region. She has contributed to a major study on state-owned enterprise reform undertaken by the Asian Development Bank and has also written on legal transplanting and secured transactions law in developing countries.

During 2006-2015, Dr. Pekmezovic taught corporate and commercial law at La Trobe University School of Law, Melbourne, Australia. She has also taught at the University of Münster, Germany (in 2009, 2010, and 2015) and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany (2014-2015). Following a research stay at the Technical University of Munich, Germany from 2008-2009, Dr. Pekmezovic completed her doctoral dissertation on IPO regulation at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2010.

Dr. Pekmezovic is admitted as an attorney-at-law in New York, USA, and as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia. She is a BA and LLB (Hons) graduate of the University of Melbourne School of Law, Melbourne, Australia and holds an LL.M. degree from UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, USA, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.

Dr. Morten Petersenn

Dr. Morten Petersenn

Dr. Morten Petersenn is a partner at the Hamburg office of Hogan Lovells International LLP and a member of their IP, media & technology (IPMT) practice.

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Dr. Morten Petersenn is a partner at the Hamburg office of Hogan Lovells International LLP and a member of their IP, media & technology (IPMT) practice. He specializes in the field of trade mark, design and unfair competition law. Moreover, he advises companies in disputes related to false advertisements or internet related conflicts, such as domain name conflicts, litigation regarding false online marketing or trade mark use through foreign websites. Dr. Petersenn is also representing clients in any kind of litigation proceedings related to the violation of IP rights, in particular copyright claims and false advertisings. His clients include companies from the food, telecom and consumer industries.

Morten Petersenn comlepted his law studies at the Universities of Göttingen, Salamanca (Spain) and the University of Capetown (South Africa), where he conducted studies for his thesis for his PhD degree. Before joining the Hamburg office Dr. Petersenn worked at Hogan Lovells' office in Alicante, where he focused on Community trade mark and Community design law, for example advising clients in proceedings before the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), which is located in Alicante.

Dr. Sven Prüfer

Dr. Sven Prüfer

Dr. Sven Prüfer, a German attorney, is partner at Allen & Overy LLP and based in Frankfurt am Main.

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Dr. Sven Prüfer, a German Rechtsanwalt, is partner at Allen & Overy LLP and based in Frankfurt am Main. Being a member of Allen & Overy's corporate law team he advises regularly corporations, investors and financial institutions on national and international M&A transactions, complex cross-border restructurings and German corporate law. Dr. Prüfer received his legal education at the University of Potsdam/Humboldt-University, Berlin (State Exam 1997, Ph.D 2000) and at Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York (LL.M. 2003).

Dr. Prüfer is a frequent lecturer on insolvency law and restructuring as well as company (in particular stock corporation) law.

Professor Dr. Natalia Ribberink

Professor Dr. Natalia Ribberink

Natalia Ribberink is professor of Foreign Trade & International Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business & Social Sciences.

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Natalia Ribberink is professor of Foreign Trade & International Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business & Social Sciences.

In addition to her professorship at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Natalia Ribberink holds visiting professor positions at the University of Rhode Island (USA), California State University Long Beach (USA), and has a position of external faculty member at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands).

Before being appointed as a professor Natalia Ribberink spent five years in the German aviation industry within a large airline alliance. She managed international projects in the area of strategic partnerships and was responsible for fare policies, contract management, accreditation procedures and staff recruiting & development. She combined this function with her Ph.D.-studies. Prior to that she worked as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Business & Social Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrueck.

Natalia Ribberink graduated with honours from the Belarusian State University in Minsk with a degree in the World Economy/International Economic Relations. As a winner of DAAD Award for Excellence she continued her education and research in Osnabrueck, Germany, where she obtained her second university degree in European Business Studies (Dipl.-Kffr.) and a Ph.D. in Economics.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2015 for the course International Strategic Management

Professor Dr. Deborah Schanz

Prof. Dr. Deborah Schanz is professor of taxation and accounting at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München since July 2011.

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Deborah Schanz is professor of taxation and accounting at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München since July 2011.

Deborah Schanz completed her business studies in Hamburg, Newcastle (England) and Tübingen focusing on taxation, management accounting and control and international accounting. In 2004 she finished her doctorate at the University of Tübingen. She completed her “Habilitation” in 2007 at the University of Graz (Austria) on the topic “Auswirkungen der Besteuerung auf Investitionsentscheidungen”. From 2007 until 2011 she was professor for taxation and accounting at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Prior to her studies she gained practical experience as a management consultant with Deloitte in Stuttgart.

Deborah Schanz publishes articles in different well-known refereed journals (zfbf, ZfB, DBW, RMS, European Accounting Review) as well as in practical journals. She received several awards for her publications including the Monograph Prize from the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) in 2006. Her areas of research comprise the influence of taxation on investment and financing decision-making, tax accounting and international taxation.

Dr. Anita Schieffer

Dr. Anita Schieffer

Anita Schieffer joined the legal department of Siemens AG as a legal counsel in 2002.

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Anita Schieffer joined the legal department of Siemens AG as a legal counsel in 2002. For the first years, she advised the former Communication business and the Corporate Units of Siemens on international commercial agreements and IT topics. In 2008, she joined the compliance function and has been involved in implementing the Siemens Compliance System. From 2012 to 2014, Anita was head of the team responsible for Corporate Compliance matters and Antitrust investigations. Over two years she was head of the department “Policies and Legal Advice”, responsible for all Compliance policies of the Siemens group, legal advice in Compliance matters, and the investigation of Antitrust allegations. Effective October 2016, she took over new responsibilities within the Compliance Organization and has been appointed Compliance Officer and Head of the Compliance Department Corporate Core and Global Services.

Anita went to law school in Munich and obtained her doctoral degree from Ludwig Maximilians Universität. Her legal education brought her to Oslo and India. She is a frequent speaker on Compliance conferences and is engaged in several working groups of NGOs on Compliance topics.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karsten Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Karsten Schmidt was President of Bucerius Law School from 2004 to 2012. Prior to this, he was a professor at the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law.

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Karsten Schmidt is Professor of Business and Corporate Law and was President of the Bucerius Law School from 2004 to 2012. A doctorate in 1972 was followed in 1975/76 by a post-doctorate (Habilitation) in Bonn in the subjects of civil law, commercial law, business law and civil procedural law. Following a professorship in Göttingen (1976), he held a professorial chair at the University of Hamburg from 1977 to 1997 and was Director of the Departments of Commercial, Maritime and Economic Law. From 1997 to 2004 Karsten Schmidt was a professor at the University of Bonn and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law. Prof. Schmidt holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Athens, from Leuphana University and from the University of Vienna.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2010 and 2011 for the course Business Entities (together with Dr. Carsten Jungmann).

PD Dr. Markus Stiglbauer

PD Dr. Markus Stiglbauer is Sustainability Officer at Liebherr Group.

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PD Dr. Markus Stiglbauer is Sustainability Officer at Liebherr Group. Before starting his current position, he has been Assistant and Associate Professor of Corporate Governance at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Research Associate at the Chair of Leadership and Organization at University of Regensburg.

Markus has also been a Visiting Professor at Aarhus University (Denmark), Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) and he has published extensively on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in international peer-reviewed journals and books and he speaks frequently on national and international conferences on these topics. Markus holds a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences and two master’s degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Regensburg and he has studied International Business at the Cracow University of Economics (Poland).

Christian Stoll

Christian Stoll is partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells in Hamburg. He is active in Intellectual Property Law.

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Christian Stoll is partner at the law firm Hogan Lovells in Hamburg. He is active in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Stoll has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, with particular focus on patent litigation, and in the licensing of intellectual property and technology. He advises and represents multiple international companies that are active in the fields of engineering, telecommunications, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals and nutrition in the area of patent law and IP licensing. Christian Stoll studied law at the University of Hamburg and Notre Dame University. He frequently holds seminars on patent litigation and IP licensing.

Professor Dr. Karsten Thorn

Professor Dr. Karsten Thorn holds the Chair for Civil Law, Private International and International Commercial Law, and Comparative Law at Bucerius Law School. From June 2014 through September 2015, he was also acting Dean.

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Professor Thorn teaches and researches in different fields of Private International Law, International Commercial Law, and Conflict of Laws.

From 2005 through 2009 he was the German director of the program of the Summer Law Institute in Souzhou, China, and since 2007, lecturer within a cooperation framework of Chinese legal training, e.g. the China European International Business School, Shanghai, or the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, as well as the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin. In 2010, he was "Director of Studies in the Session of Private International Law for the Diploma Seminars 2010" of The Hague Academy of International Law; one of the courses during the private international law session to be given in the summer of 2016 is in preparation.

Prof. Thorn is among other academic or professional associations member of the German-American Lawyers Association and the German Council of International Private Law. He is author and editor of numerous publications, particularly of a commentary on International Private Law within the main commentary „Palandt“. He is co-publisher of “IPRax”, one of the most distinguished German law journals on conflict of laws.

Dr. Christian Tinnefeld

Dr. Christian Tinnefeld is a counsel at the Hamburg office of Hogan Lovells International LLP and a member of their IP, media & technology (IPMT) practice.

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Dr. Christian Tinnefeld is a counsel at the Hamburg office of Hogan Lovells International LLP and a member of their IP, media & technology (IPMT) practice. He has specialised on data protection issues and IT related matters as well as on IP litigation with focus on internet providers and online marketplaces. Dr. Tinnefeld gained in-depth experience in legal advice related to "new media", data protection issues (customer data, order data processing, international data transfer, internet compliance and privacy policies, marketing tools, tracking and targeting tools) legal advice and litigation for internet providers (liability, unfair competition, trademark and copyright law). He regularly advises both – international company groups that request IT services and national and international IT companies that offer these services. His expertise covers full scope of IT contracts, particularly IT service contracts, maintenance agreements, IT projects, hardware purchase agreements, software licensing as well as copyright related issues and e-commerce and internet law related matters.

Dr. Eva Vonau

Eva Vonau is a German lawyer and founding partner of the IP Boutique Slopek Vonau Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB.

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Eva Vonau is a German lawyer and founding partner of the IP Boutique Slopek Vonau Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB. The firm specializes in IP law as well as unfair competition and media law. 

Before deciding to pursue her passion for law, Eva Vonau was first a technical assistant for audio and video productions at one of the biggest TV and Film production sites in Germany. This allows her a unique perspective on all questions relating to media, creativity and technology. 

Eva Vonau studied law at the University of Kiel and worked as a research assistant there for two years after finishing her degree. Her PhD thesis focused on copyright law. She started her career as a lawyer in the IP, media & technology (IPMT) practice of Hogan Lovells LLP in Hamburg.

Today she uses her first-hand experience in the media industry to provide practical advice on all legal questions related to copyright, media and unfair competition law in her own law firm. She understands herself as a translator between creatives and lawyers. The focus of her work lies on the development of strategies for the protection of creative work, representing clients in court proceedings and conducting contract negotiations.

Professor Dr. Stephan Wagner

Professor Dr. Stephan Wagner

Professor Wagner holds the Chair of Logistics Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, and is Director of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management.

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Professor Wagner holds the Chair of Logistics Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, and is Director of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management. He worked in practice for almost 10 years prior to his academic career, namely as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group and as senior manager for an international top-management consulting firm. He obtained a MBA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. and Habilitation degree from the University of St. Gallen.

He has been a lecturer for supply chain management and related areas on the undergraduate, graduate and executive level at several universities. He has been recognized for his teaching with the MBA Program Best Teacher Award at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (2006) and the “Golden Owl” Teaching Award at the ETH Zurich (2009 and 2013). In addition, he has consulted with and conducted executive training programs for leading companies and business associations.

He is an active researcher and has received numerous research awards. His research interests lie in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and supply management, logistics and transportation management, and the management of logistics service firms - with a particular emphasis on strategy, networks, relationships, behavioral issues, risk, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is author and editor of ten books and over one hundred book chapters and articles. He has published in journals such as Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, or California Management Review.

Recipient of the MLB Best Teacher Award in 2016 for the course Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Professor Dr. Christiana Weber

Prof. Dr. Christiana Weber is Head of the Institute for Management and Organization Theory at the Leibniz University Hanover, Germany.

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Prof. Dr. Christiana Weber is Head of the Institute for Management and Organization Theory at the Leibniz University Hanover, Germany. She studied Management Science at the Technical University Berlin, Germany and at the University of Berkeley, USA as well as Social and Business Communications at the University of Fine Arts Berlin, Germany (MSc) and at the University Stendhal Grenoble, France. She holds her PhD in Sociology from the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)/Technical University Berlin and her post-doctorate (Habilitation) from the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg. Moreover, Christiana Weber acted as visiting professor at Cambridge University, UK, and has given guest lectures at various international universities.

Christiana Weber teaches and researches Strategic and Innovation Management, Organization Theories and (Social) Entrepreneurship. She is a review member of several academic journals and the author of several books and edited volumes as well as articles and book chapters. Her research has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and others.

Professor Dr. Peter Witt

Professor Dr. Peter Witt

Peter Witt is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Wuppertal.

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Peter Witt is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Wuppertal. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Bonn and a Ph.D degree in business administration from WHU. He received his habilitation degree at Humboldt University. From 2002 to 2006, Prof. Witt served as the Otto Beisheim Professor of Entrepreneurship at WHU, from 2006 to 2010 he was the director of the chair for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Dortmund.

Professor Witt supports large international corporations like 3M, Bayer, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Börse, Fraport, London Stock Exchange, Metro Group, RWE, and Vaillant in their corporate venturing activities as well as in their executive education programs. From 2008 to 2015, he was the president of the largest German speaking entrepreneurship association (FGF e.V.).

Prof. Witt has won numerous teaching awards, e.g. the WHU Best Teacher Award in 1996, the Kellogg-WHU-EMBA Best Teacher Award in 2003, the Best Teacher Award of the Faculty for Economics at the University of Dortmund in 2008, 2009, 2010, the Best Teacher Award of the University of Wuppertal in 2011, the Best Teacher Award of the EMBA Program at the University of Mainz in 2015 as well as the Best Teacher Award in WHU’s Full-Time MBA Program in 2015.

Professor Dr. Alexander Wulf

Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wulf, MSc (LSE), MLB (BLS/WHU) studied law, business and economics, and research methods (2003-2008) in London, Hamburg and Berlin. He is a graduate of the first MLB class of 2007.

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Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wulf, MSc (LSE), MLB (BLS/WHU) studied law, business and economics, and research methods (2003-2008) in London, Hamburg and Berlin. He is a graduate of the first MLB class of 2007. During his studies he received a study grant from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and additional grants for study periods abroad. He also received a scholarship for his doctoral studies at Bucerius Law School (2009-2013) and his participation in an exchange of doctoral students at the NYU School of Law. In his doctoral thesis he analysed in a theoretical and empirical study on the basis of an opinion survey what effects the introduction of an optional European Contract Law would have on the European Internal Market. He held visiting positions among others at the University of Oxford and Kyoto University. He is currently professor of business law at SRH Hochschule Berlin (since 2015).