Christoph Schoppe

Research Associate under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann

Main Fields of Research

Comparative Law (Law of Obligations and Law of Succession, esp. English Law) and Private International Law


Christoph Schoppe is a research associate in the working group of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann. In Michealmas term (fall) he is a visiting researcher (Max Planck Fellow) at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford.

His research focuses on the law of obligations and succession from a historical and comparative perspective, including issues of private international law in these areas. His PhD project follows the same approach and concerns lifetime gifts in the law of succession. He holds a scholarship from the Studienstiftung, the German national academic foundation. He teaches at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.

Previously, Christoph Schoppe served as a law clerk (Referendar) in the department of private international law at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection and at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom as a Visiting Judicial Assistant to Lord Mance. He studied law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (2010-2015), and at the University of Cambridge (2012), he holds both the first and second German legal state exam.

Christoph Schoppe has been working at the Institute since 2016.

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