Education & Research

Professor Dr. Anne Röthel

Chair of Civil Law I

Anne Röthel

Professor Dr. Anne Röthel

Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 170 (Secretariat) or – 171
Fax: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 175
E-Mail: anne.roethel(at)law-school.de 

Other offices

Research focus

German, European and International Family and Inheritance Law

Biography and fields of interests

Anne Röthel has been holding the Chair of Civil Law, European and International Private Law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg since September 2004. Professor Röthel studied law, French literature and political sciences at the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and Clermont-Ferrand (France). In addition to her postgraduate studies in environmental and technology law, she completed her doctorate in constitutional law at the University of Trier. Prior to coming to Bucerius Law School, she was research assistant at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, before she was promoted to professorship with a study in the field of legal theory. Professor Röthel's postdoctoral qualification was supported by the German Research Foundation and received the Bavarian Habilitation Award in 2000. Thereafter, Professor Röthel received a Heisenberg Scholarship from the German Research Foundation, before she was appointed full professorship at Bucerius Law School. Professor Röthel was also offered a Chair of Civil Law at the University of Zurich in 2006 and a Chair of Civil Law at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2015, both of whom she declined.

Professor Röthel is Director of the Center for Family Businesses and organizes conferences on current issues of family law regularly. She has been teaching as a professeur invitée at the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas since 2010. In 2014, Professor Röthel was appointed Lady Beaufort Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. 

Professor Röthel’s research focuses primarily on the fields of family law and succession law, particularly in theoretical and comparative contexts, areas in which she has published extensively. Her other research interests include the role and notion of autonomy, the interaction between private law and public law, the role of judicature, the use of interdisciplinary approaches and aspects of medical law. Her latest research concerns the right to self-determination of children and the notion of “body” in legal contexts.

Susanne Mestmacher

Secretariat

Susanne Mestmacher

Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 170
Fax: +49 (0) 3 07 06 – 175
E-Mail: susanne.mestmacher(at)law-school.de

Johanna Croon-Gestefeld

Research Assistant

Dr. Johanna Croon-Gestefeld LL.M. (EUI)

Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 172
Fax: +49 (0) 40 3 07 06 – 175
E-Mail: johanna.croon(at)law-school.de

Cornelius Kniepert

Research Assistant

Cornelius Kniepert

Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: (040) 3 07 06 – 173
Fax: (040) 3 07 06 – 175
E-Mail: cornelius.kniepert(at)law-school.de

Philipp Sebastian Poitiers

Research Assistant

Philipp Sebastian Poitiers

Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: (040) 3 07 06 – 173
Fax: (040) 3 07 06 – 175
E-Mail: philipp.poitiers@law-school.de