Institut für Zivilrecht der Universität Innsbruck
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schwartze, LL.M.


Personal Data

  Born 1956 in Celle (Germany)
  Citizenship: german

Education and Training

1976-1982 Judicial Authorities of Lower Saxony (University of Hannover - State Examination, Germany)
1990 Master of Legal Studies in Comparative, European and International Law (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
1990 Doctorate, summa cum laude (University of Hannover, Germany)
1997 Habilitation - venia legendi: Civil Law, Civil Procedure, German and European Business Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law (University of Hannover, Germany)

Professional Experience

1982-1984 Practicing lawyer, Hannover (Germany)
1984-1997 Assistant / since 1991 Assistant Professor (law faculty of the University of Hannover, Germany)
1997/1999 Guest Professorship for Civil Law (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt at the Oder, Germany)
1999/2000 Guest Professorship for Private and Business Law (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
2000/2001 University Professor of Private and Business Law (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany)
2001/2002 Guest Professorship for Civil Law, Commercial Law and Company Law (University of Rostock Germany)
Since 2002 University Professor in European Private Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Since 2006 Director of the Department of European, International and Comparative Private Law (law faculty of the University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Teaching Experience

Lectures and seminars on Austrian and German civil law, international and european private law, conflicts of laws and comparative private law.

Current Research Interests

Austrian, German, and European private- and business law and civil procedure, comparative law and conflicts of laws, economic theory of law - particularly in the are of contract law, credit security and consumer law.




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