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

Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Katharina Boele-Woelki

Professor Boele-Woelki is the Dean of Bucerius Law School. Her research focuses on private international law, comparative law and family law. She has taught and conducted research in the Netherlands since 1982 and served as a member of the Faculty of Law at Utrecht University since 1990.

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Prof. Dr. Yeşim M. Atamer

Prof. Dr. Yeşim M. Atamer is a full professor of Private Law, Commercial Law, European and Comparative Law at Zurich University, Faculty of Law. Her main areas of research are law of domestic and international sale of goods, Turkish and EU consumer law and harmonization of European contract law.

As a scholar of the European Union Jean Monnet program, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Society, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey she has conducted research in Lausanne, Basel, Rome, Munich, Hamburg and Cambridge (USA).

Atamer is a contributor to the major commentary on the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts edited by Vogenauer (2nd edition Oxford University Press, 2015) and the CISG commentary edited by Kröll, Mistelis and Perales Viscasillas (2nd edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos Publishing 2018). She has been a member of the CISG Advisory Council since 2013 and has been active in legal practice as arbitrator and legal expert in national and international disputes.

John Hammond

John Hammond specializes in international M&A transactions, including private equity and joint ventures, and has wide experience, particularly in Russia, CEE and Germany. He has extensive expertise in the oil and gas, TMT, chemical and pharmaceutical, real estate and financial spheres.

John represents major domestic and international companies in their natural resource projects, M&A transactions, long-term supply agreements and dispute resolution. John has been involved in some of the largest and most complex oil and gas transactions, including offshore upstream projects as well as downstream investments. He graduated with a law degree from Oxford University and qualified as a lawyer in England in 1987.

After ten years working in the City of London at Lovells and then CMS he moved abroad and since then has worked for 8 years in Germany and 12 years in Russia. He qualified as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany in October 2006. John is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart.

Prof. Dr. Peter Huber

Prof. Dr. Peter Huber is professor of law at Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany) where he holds the chair for private law, conflict of laws and comparative law. His main interests lie in the fields of International Sales Law, German and Comparative Contract Law and in the area of International Litigation and Arbitration.

Dr. Huber has published several books and articles on these issues and teaches them regularly. He is the Head Coach of the Mainz University team for the W.C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and the Foreign Direct Investment Moot Competition. Visiting appointments have led him to the Hague Academy of International Law, Nihon University Tokyo, New York University, Tulane Law School, the University of Georgia (Athens) and the University of Burgundy (Dijon).

Dr. Eckart Gottschalk

With special expertise in the aerospace, defence, finance and infrastructure sector, Eckart Gottschalk advises companies on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructurings.

His practice also focuses on compliance matters, advising on establishing and developing compliance structures as well as on internal audits. Furthermore, Eckart has long-standing experience advising managing directors, management board as well as supervisory and advisory board members on specific management and management board activities as well as corporate governance matters. He also represents his clients in court and arbitration proceedings.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Jungmann

Prof. Dr. Carsten Jungmann serves as Program Director Law for the master's program of Bucerius Law School and is also coordinating 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 Group Director Corporate Law and Structure of BIRKENSTOCK Group in Linz am Rhein. 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.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll

Prof. Stefan Kröll is one of the directors of the Center of International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School and an independent arbitrator in Cologne. He is a director of the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot and one of Germany's national correspondents to UNCITRAL for arbitration and international commercial law.

Prof. Kröll is the (co-)author and editor of several leading books on international arbitration including "Comparative International Commercial Arbitration" (Kluwer 2003, with Lew and Mistelis) and "International Commercial Arbitration – A Transnational Perspective" (6th ed. 2015, with Várady and Barcelò).

Kröll is a visiting professor at the School of International Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary College, University of London) and regularly lectures for other leading Universities on arbitration, litigation and international contract law. He is member of the board of editors of several international journals on international arbitration and commercial law.

Prof. Dr. René A. Pfromm

Prof. Dr. René A. Pfromm advises negotiation teams from companies and law firms on and supports them in planning, designing and conducting challenging negotiation projects (e.g., cartel damages, out-of-court settlements etc.). He also works with law firm partners & associates, in-house counsel, business executives and sales/purchasing teams to improve their negotiation impact. Another focus of his work is coaching and advising lawyers on legal pitching, legal pricing and legal fee negotiations. His clients comprise law firms and companies of all sizes, from the global elite to local champions, and are mainly based in Europe and Asia. Prior, Prof. Pfromm was a lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Germany and China, including a client secondment to E.ON AG. He lectures negotiations at Bucerius Law School and other leading universities and executive education programs, and is a business mediator. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (LL.M.), King’s College London (M.A. Econ) and the University of Bonn (Dr. iur.).

Dr. Felix Wendenburg

Dr. Felix Wendenburg, MBA, is a mediator, partner at the Berlin-based firm trojapartner, co-director of the core practice and research field "business" at the Institute for Conflict Management and academic director of the postgraduate master's program in mediation (both at the European University Viadrina).

After graduating from Bucerius Law School in 2008, he worked as a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg.

He received his mediation training at Bucerius Law School, the Lawyers' Chamber (Celle), Boston College Law School, Fordham University School of Law (New York) and the mediation program of the US District Court of Northern California. Felix Wendenburg has authored several publications on "interprofessionality" in mediation, the legal framework of mediation and on law school grading policies.


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