Eckart Bueren appointed full Professor at the University of Göttingen

May 02, 2019

Eckart Bueren, former Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, has accepted an appointment as a full professor at the University of Göttingen. Since 29 March 2019, he has held the Professorship for Civil Law and Competition Law there.

Prof. Dr. Eckart Bueren studied law in Münster and Bonn, and economics in Hagen. For his dissertation, he was honoured in 2012 with the FORIS Prize by the Faculty of Law and Economics of the University of Bonn and in 2013 with the Jacques Lassier Prize of the International League of Competition Law. In 2018, he was accorded the Antitrust Writing Award of George Washington University and the Concurrence Review for the Best Academic Private Enforcement Article.

Eckart Bueren earned his post-doctoral degree from Bucerius Law School in 2018, obtaining his professorial teaching qualification (venia legendi) in the fields of civil law, trade and company law, capital markets law, antitrust law, the law on unfair competition, comparative law and economic analysis of law. His post-doctoral thesis (“Short termism im Aktien- und Kapitalmarktrecht”), which he wrote during his time as a Research Fellow at the Institute, deals with the controversy surrounding short-termism – and thus also the safeguarding of the purpose of the public company – from the perspectives of comparative law and law and economics. The thesis received the advancement award of the Stiftung Kapitalmarktforschung für den Finanzstandort Deutschland and will be published by Mohr Siebeck shortly as part of the Institute series “Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht”.

Eckart Bueren was at the Institute from 2011 to 2019, and his responsibilities there included heading the Switzerland unit.

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