Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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PD Dr. Walter Doralt

Winter Term 2018: Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (Chair Prof. Schweitzer). Previously Senior Research Fellow responsible for France.

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 418

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288


Main Fields of Research:

Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Private International and Comparative Law and Economic Analysis of Law 

Academic Career:

Born May 5th, 1978 in Vienna/Austria. Law studies at Vienna University, law school (1996 – 2001). Introduction to Capital Markets and Investments, Harvard University, Cambridge/Massachusetts/USA (Summer Term 1996). Erasmus studies at the Università Cattolica, Milan/Italy (2000 – 2001). Assistant to Prof Koziol, European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL), Vienna/Austria (2000 – 2003). Graduation (Dr. iur.), Vienna University, Vienna/Austria (2005).

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg/Germany (2005 – 2007). Max Planck Fellow, University of Oxford/ Institute of European and Comparative Law, St. Catherine's College, Oxford/UK (2007 – 2008). Visiting Professor, Università Luigi Bocconi, Milan/Italy (2008). Senior Research Fellow at the Institute as of January 2009 (France Unit).

Founding Member of the European Law Institute (ELI) and Member of the Council since 2011 (reelected 2013 and 2015).

Lecturer at Bucerius Law School (since 2013). Habilitation on Long-Term Contracts. Admitted to teach civil law, company and commercial law, comparative law, private international law and economic analysis of law (as of July 2017, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg). Summer Term 2017 and Winter Term 2017/2018: Professor at the University of Münster, Germany (Vertretung); Summer Term 2018: Professor at the University of Regensburg (Vertretung).

Languages: German (native); English, French, Italian (fluent); Spanish (basic).