Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kurt Siehr, M.C.L.
Main Fields of Research
Private international law, comparative law, art law
Born on 28 July 1935 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. Primary and secondary school in Tilsit, Hohenems (Austria), Hamburg-Harburg, Buxtehude. Law study in Hamburg (Germany) and Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA). First and second bar examination in Hamburg. 1963 Master of Comparative Law at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1970 Dr. iur. at the University of Hamburg. Research assistant and research associate at the Hamburg Max-Planck-Institute of Comparative and International Private Law from 1963-1991. 1980 PhD at the University of Zürich Faculty of Law (Switzerland). Lecturer, associate and full professor of private law, private international law and comparative law at the University of Zürich Faculty of Law from 1981-2002. Retirement in 2002. Since then free research associate at the Hamburg Max-Planck-Institute of Comparative and International Private Law. Member of several national and international associations: e.g. Swiss Society of International Law; German Society of International Law; German Council of Private International Law; International Law Association; International Cultural Property Society; Groupe européen de droit international privé; German Society of Comparative Law; bilateral law associations with Israel, Italy, Turkey and the USA.