Christian von Bar#

Christian von Bar
Membership Number:4365
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1981 University Professor at Osnabrück
  • 1981/82 Bodossakis Research Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge
  • 1982-1998 Head of an international research group on Pan-European Tort Law
  • 1987 Founder and Director of the Institute of Private International and Comparative Law
  • 1999-2009 Chairman of the Study Group on a European Civil Code
  • 2000 Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford
  • 2003 Founder and Director of the European Legal Studies Institute (ELSI)
  • 2005 One of the speakers of the “Common Principles of European Contract Law (CoPECL)” network of excellence
  • 2009-present Head of an international research group on Pan-European Property Law
  • 2010-2015 Special Advisor to the Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding

Fields of Scholarship
  • Private law
  • Private international law
  • Comparative law
  • European tort law
  • European property law

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Dr. iuris honoris causa Novi Sad University
  • 2013 Dr. of humanities honoris causa University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • 2012 Dr. iuris honoris causa Silesian University Katowice
  • 2011 Professor (Hons), University of Czestochowa
  • 2010 Dr. iuris honoris causa Helsinki University
  • 2007 Linnaeus Doctor iuris honoris causa Uppsala University
  • 2007 Dr. iuris honoris causa Tartu University
  • 2006 Lower Saxony State Award
  • 2003 Dr. iuris honoris causa Catholic University Leuven
  • 2000 Corresponding Fellow of the Académie de Droit Comparé
  • 2000 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1993 Honorary Master of the Bench, Gray's Inn, London
  • 1993 Leibniz Prize Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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