Summer Programs


Meet and work with renowned academics

The Summer Program in International Business law is taught by renowned academics from the practising legal and business communities from both Germany and abroad.

Academic Director
Dr. Carsten Jungmann

Dr. Carsten Jungmann

Dr. Carsten Jungmann is Program Director at Bucerius Law School. In this capacity, he serves as Program Director Law for the Master Program of Bucerius Law School and also coordinates the Diploma in Business Law Program at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. In addition, he is a practicing lawyer in his capacity as the 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.

Dr. Jungmann studied law at the University of Bonn and at the University of Edinburgh. At the University of Bonn, he graduated as a Doctor of Laws. As 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. Carsten Jungmann holds an M.Sc. in Finance, which he earned at the University of Leicester. Finally, he is both, a university-certified Compliance Officer and a Business Mediator, and was managing partner of the law firm DUVINAGE in Munich and Hamburg.

He spent a year as an academic visitor at the London School of Economics and was/is a lecturer in law at the University of Surrey, the University of Fribourg, the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. He has published numerous articles on corporate, banking and insolvency law in leading law journals. He received the Best Teacher Award of the Master Program of Bucerius Law School four times, and was awarded the Bucerius Alumni Prize for Outstanding Teaching in 2011.

Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez

Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez

A specialist in sports, EU and international law, Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez is a partner and Head of the Sports Law Department at the firm Ruiz Huerta & Crespo. He is President of the Sports Law Section of the Valencia Bar, an arbitrator of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce as well as in proceedings at the ICC of Paris.

He holds an LL.M. in International Sports Law (H.C. ISDE) and a master's in Cinema and Audiovisual from King Juan Carlos University (thesis on sports agents in film).

He served as an external lawyer of the Spanish Football League from 2000 to 2010 and has been a legal advisor to numerous football and basketball clubs, players, agents, federations and leagues across the globe.

In addition to serving as a member of the BASL and IASL, he acts as an arbitrator for the European Handball Federation (ECA) and Latin American Association of Sports Law (ALADDE).

Prof. Dr. Peter Duvinage

Prof. Dr. Peter Duvinage

Prof. Dr. Peter Duvinage, professor at the University of Tübingen and partner of the law firm DUVINGE, has more than twenty-five years of experience in the world of sports law and in the media business.

As part of his career, he was, inter alia, responsible for the national and international exploitation of the media rights to the German "Bundesliga" as well as other European soccer and hockey leagues. In addition, he organized leading sports events such as the Tennis Grand Slam Cup in Munich and has been involved in building new soccer arenas.

Among his clients are national and international sports federations, leagues and clubs. The law firm DUVINAGE focuses on advising its sports clients in all media and advertising matters, which, beyond mere legal advice, particularly reflects the firm's expertise in the trade, licensing and production of sports media rights as well as in the combination of sports media and advertising rights. In addition, the professional services rendered by DUVINAGE include the representation of famous athletes and celebrities.

At the University of Tübingen, Prof. Duvinage regularly holds seminars on sports management and sports communication: He also conducts conferences and workshops on questions of sports law and strategies for the future of professional sports in general.

Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman received a B.A. in economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California and subsequently studied law at the University of California at Berkeley, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1993.

He practiced law as a senior attorney and litigator in the San Francisco Bay area with the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender. In addition to having served as an external lecturer at Bucerius Law School since 2006, he has conducted seminars on negotiation for both the German-American Lawyer’s Association (DAJV) as well as the African Good Governance Network. He is a member of the International Negotiation Teaching and Research Association (INTRA).

In 2012 Michael was named Best Teacher (Legal Curriculum) of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business. He has lived in Hamburg since 2004 where he works with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Dr. Heiner Kahlert

Dr. Heiner Kahlert

Dr. Heiner Kahlert is an attorney at Martens Lawyers, a Munich-based law firm specializing in dispute resolution in commercial and sports matters as well as sports law in general. He advises sports federations, clubs and athletes on a wide range of issues. Dr. Kahlert has also been involved in numerous arbitrations both in and outside the field of sports.

Prof. Clifford Larsen

Clifford Larsen

Clifford Larsen is Professor of Law at Bucerius Law School and the Dean of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM/MLB) Program. His research interests include Comparative Law, International Arbitration, International Procedure and Contract Law.

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.

Oliver Luck

Oliver Luck

Oliver Luck is executive vice president for regulatory affairs with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In his role, he brings together all the regulatory functions of the NCAA under one umbrella: enforcement, academic and membership affairs and the eligibility center. He oversees the day-to-day operations of these three areas of the national office and is charged with strengthening collaboration between and increasing efficiency of the three groups.

Prior to this position, he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University (WVU). In 2013-14, he guided the start of construction on a new $21 million baseball park, which opened in early 2015.

Luck is a retired American football player who spent five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers (1982–1986). He was also the first president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Prof. Dr. Martin Schimke

Martin Schimke

Prof. Dr. Martin Schimke is an Of Counsel at Bird & Bird and a member of the firm's Sports Group. The JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms identifies Martin as one of the "leading names" and one of the "most recommended lawyers" in the field of sports law. In 2009, he was named as one of the World's Top 20 Most Influential Lawyers in the sports industry by magazine SportBusiness International. In addition Martin has a certified specialization in labor law.

Dr. Hermann Schlindwein

Dr. Hermann Schlindwein is a recognized expert in sports law as well as M&A and private equity. He advises on sports marketing, sponsoring, law of associations, sports employment law, player transfers and TV marketing. His clients include international sports marketing agencies, sports associations, football clubs, football trainers, players and other individual athletes as well as companies involved in the sports field. He is one of the attorneys listed in "Best Lawyers" in the field of corporate law. Dr. Hermann Schlindwein leads the practice group for sports law at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte.

Lana Spangenberg

Lana Spangenberg

Lana Spangenberg received her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2004, where she externed at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives as well as the Lexington Legal Aid Office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science at Texas A&M University. She participated in the first international exchange semester at Bucerius Law School in 2002 and later returned to teach Anglo-American Commercial Law in 2006.

After receiving her Juris Doctor, Lana was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung as a German Chancellor Scholar (Bundeskanzlerstipendiatin) where she was the Scholar-in-Residence at the Evangelisches Institut for Kirchenrecht an der Universität Potsdam under the mentorship of Verband Diakonischer Dienstgeber Deutschland, e.V. Mrs. Spangenberg is an Attorney-at-Law and a member of the Texas Bar.

Jörg von Appen

Jörg von Appen

Jörg von Appen is a lawyer and partner at von appen | jens legal. He has negotiated with many well-known rights holders, various national and international sponsors and media companies.

Jörg von Appen studied law at the University of Constance and earned his first law degree in 1993. He clerked at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg, interned in Toronto and worked as a legal consultant for property at the Treuhandanstalt in Berlin. He earned his second law degree, was admitted to the bar and joined the law firm Reifkogel, Konas & Wegdell in May 1997. In this role, his focus included sports law. In November 1998, Jörg von Appen joined the International Sports Rights Division of UFA Sports GmbH (from 2001: SPORTFIVE GmbH & Co. KG) as an in-house legal counsel.

In December 2002, he was appointed Vice President Legal Affairs heading the legal department of SPORTFIVE Group, where he remained until his departure in October 2009. Under his management and guidance, SPORTFIVE's legal department grew from 4 to 16 in-house lawyers in three offices (Hamburg, Geneva and Singapore).