Professor Dr.

Michael Fehling, LL.M.

Chair of Public Law III – Public Law and Comparative Law


Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 3 07 06 – 230 (Secretary)
Fax: +49 40 3 07 06 – 235
E-Mail: michael.fehling(at)

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Research focus

German, Foreign, European and International Business Law (especially Procurement and Regulatory Law), Administrative Modernization (Financial Management and State Debt, Administrative Organisation and Processes, Accreditation and Certification), Constitutional and European Law (Comparative Legislation, German and European Basic Law of Communication, Special Administrative Law


Michael Fehling, born 1963 in Bremen, holds the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law. He completed his legal studies in Freiburg/Breisgau, passing the state examinations in 1988 and 1991. In 1993 he acquired his doctorate ("Concurrent Claims in the Licensing of Private Broadcasters") and obtained an LL.M. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996. Until 2000 he worked as research fellow for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Bullinger (until 1998) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Würtemberger, both University of Freiburg.

In 2000 Michael Fehling obtained his postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) in Public Law (thesis: "The Administration between Impartiality and Policymaking"). From 2000 to 2001 he taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Freiburg. Michael Fehling’s research interests include Economic Regulation and Administrative Law from a European perspective (particularly the Reform of Public Services and the Regulation of Network-industries), Environmental Law, Media Law, Freedom of Science and University Organization, Comparative Public Law (USA) and the Economic Analysis of Administrative Law.