Antonia Sommerfeld

Research Associate under Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rainer Kulms LL.M. (Michigan)

Main Fields of Research

Business and Economic Law; European Private Law; Private International Law; International and European and Civil Procedure; International Arbitration Law


Antonia Sommerfeld has been employed as research assistant at the Institute since January 2017.

She studied law at the University of Hamburg and at the Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence in France. From 2012 bis 2013 she worked as a student research assistant at the University of Hamburg under Prof. Dr. Bettina Heiderhoff (Chair for Civil Law with emphasis on Succession Law, Family Law and European Private Law) and from 2014 to 2016 under Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski (Chair for Civil Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law and International Civil Procedure). During her studies she has been a participant (2011/2012) and a coach (2014/2015) at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for the University of Hamburg and she was a scholarship recipient of the Deutschlandstipendium.

She graduated from law school with the first state exam in 2016 at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, and has since 2016 been a doctoral candidate under Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski at the University of Hamburg. Her thesis is supported with a scholarship from the FAZIT Foundation and accompanied by a membership in the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law (AMBSL), University of Hamburg. In the Lent Term 2019 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge.

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