Malte Kramme
Univ.-Prof. Dr.
EUREGIO Professor of Technology-, Mobility-, and Sustainability Law

   University of Innsbruck, Innrain 15, 6020 Innsbruck
 Open office hours: by appointment
 +43 512 507 81606

Malte Kramme


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Malte Kramme holds the EUREGIO Endowed Professorship for Technology, Mobility and Sustainability Law at the Institute for Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck. He studied law with additional training in economics at the University of Osnabrück from 2001 to 2006. In the summer semester of 2004, he completed a six-month stay abroad at the Université de Lausanne as part of the Erasmus programme.

After his first state examination, Prof. Kramme completed his doctorate with a comparative law thesis on the interface of the law of obligations and data protection law. At the same time, he worked as a legal assistant in the Hamburg office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

After completing his legal traineeship in Hamburg, with stations at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and at Lovells LLP, he initially began his professional career in legal practice. For almost three years, he was a lawyer in the Berlin office of Linklaters LLP. There he specialised in litigation before state courts and arbitration tribunals in public commercial law as well as in advising public institutions in the financial sector on the implementation of statutory regulations enacted for the purpose of financial market stabilisation.

In October 2013, Prof. Kramme decided to pursue an academic career and moved to the University of Bayreuth. Initially, he was a research assistant at the Chair of German and European Consumer Law and Private Law and Comparative Law (Prof. Dr. Martin Schmidt-Kessel). Most recently, he held an "Eigene Stelle" (own position) there, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), for a research project he funded on the civil procedural enforcement of Union law. This topic is also the subject of his habilitation thesis entitled "Union law before civil courts: "Whom does the process serve, and how far does procedural autonomy extend?". In December 2020, he was granted the venia legendi for the subjects of civil law, civil procedural law, comparative law and private international law, as well as European law. Before moving to the University of Innsbruck, Prof. Kramme held the Chair of Civil Law and Business Law, in particular Intellectual Property Law and Media Law, at the University of Siegen in the summer semester of 2021.

In his research, Prof. Kramme is primarily concerned with the influences of digitalisation on private law and on civil procedural law, the interactions of law and sustainability, and European private law in its various facets.

Prof. Kramme is co-editor of the Journal of Private Law of the European Union (Zeitschrift für das Privatrecht der Europäischen Union, GPR) as well as co-editor of handbooks and collective works, in particular on the future development of private law in light of digitalisation and on the private and commercial law consequences of Brexit. On the impact of Brexit on consumer law, he served as an expert witness for the IMCO Committee of the European Parliament. He was a member of the organising team of the 30th annual conference of the Gesellschaft Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft e.V. as well as of the first two IPR Young Lawyers Conferences, which took place in Bonn in 2017 and in Würzburg in 2019. In 2016, Prof. Kramme was the country rapporteur for Germany on the topic of "Enforcement and Effectiveness of Anti-Discrimination Law" at the Thematic Congress of Comparative Law of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) in Montevideo. Prof. Kramme was awarded the Science Prize 2017 of the Universitätsverein Bayreuth e.V..

In 2019, Prof. Kramme was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law Luxembourg. In September 2021, Prof. Kramme accepted an invitation to be a visiting professor at the Università degli studi di Verona. 


  • Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung e.V.
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung e.V. (GfR)
  • Gesellschaft Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft (GJZ) e.V.

Further Commitment/Scientific Networks

  • Associate member of the professorial board of the double doctoral programme of the Universities of Verona and Bayreuth
  • Member of the Research Centre for Consumer Law at the University of Bayreuth (FFV)
  • "Judge" at the local decision of the moot court of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) (since 2016) as well as at the regional decision South 2019

Research Focus

  • Law of digitalisation
  • Law of sustainability, esp. mobility
  • European private law
  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Private International Law and International Civil Procedure Law
  • Comparative Law

Third-party funding

  • DFG research project (research grant) for the research project: "The civil procedural enforcement of Union law - procedural autonomy of the member states?"; for details, see:
  • DAAD Congress Travel Grant
  • Staff mobility for Teaching/Training (Erasmus+)
  • DAAD programme "PROMOS - Programme to increase the mobility of German students
  • DAAD Programme "University Dialogue with Southern Europe
  • Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFor) within the framework of the Bavarian University Funding Programme for the Initiation and Intensification of International Research Cooperations


Prof. Kramme offers courses on the following topics: Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Law and Digitalisation, Law and Sustainability.

An overview of current courses can be found here.


   A complete list of publications with full texts can be found here.


  A complete list of publications with full texts can be found here.

How to reach us

You can reach Prof. Kramme at and at the Institute for Theory and Future of Law, Innrain 15.

Online consultation hours: by appointment.




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