Christiane Wendehorst#

Email:christiane.wendehorst 'at' univie.ac.at
Membership Number:4278
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:LAW
Username:cwendehorst
Elected:2016
Homepage: https://zivilrecht.univie.ac.at/wendehorst


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 - today Chair for Civil Law, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2013 - today Vice-President of the European Law Institute (ELI), from 2011-2013 Founding Member and Treasurer
  • 2014 - today Member of the National Bioethics Commission at the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA)
  • 2013 - today Member of the EU Law Advisory Board at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (BMeiA)
  • 2012 - today Member of the Board (currently Executive Board) of the Austrian Jurists' Association (ÖJT)
  • 2016 - 2013 Founding President (2006-2009), Vice-President (2009-2013) of the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS)
  • 2007 - 2013 Member of the Board of the German Association of Professors in Private Law (Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung)
  • 2000 - 2008 Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies
  • 1999 - 2008 Chair for Civil Law, Medical Law, Private International and Comparative Law, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • 1998 - 1999 Gerd-Bucerius-Chair for Civil Law and Comparative Law in the Baltic Sea Region, University of Greifswald (Germany)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Law of obligations
  • Succession law
  • Family law
  • European private law
  • Private International law
  • Comparative law
  • Consumer law
  • Digital law
  • Medical law

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 American Law Institute, Elected Full Member
  • 2011 Austrian Academy of Sciences, Titular Member
  • 2010 International Academy of Comparative Law, Associate Member
  • 2009 Austrian Academy of Sciences, Associate Member
  • 1998 Cambridge University Prize for Comparative Law
  • 1994 Faculty Prize of the LMU Munich University Faculty of Law

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