The Institute

Founded in 1990, the Center for European Legal Studies (CELOS) focuses on the field of European civil and commercial law, taking into account European law issues and the law of the individual member states. In addition, comparative law also extends to the USA and other countries of the Anglo-American legal system.


The results of the work of the Center for European Legal Studies are regularly reflected in the directors' publications on European and international law.


In recent years, the directors have contributed to deepening the aims of the Center for European Legal Studies through numerous events in the field of European and international law.

Executive Director

Chair for Civil Law, Commercial Law, European Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law
Faculty of Law
  • Phone: +49 (0)821 598-4515
  • Email:
  • Room 1026 (Building H)

Deputy Executive Director

Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht und Zivilverfahrensrecht, Römisches Recht und Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Faculty of Law
  • Phone: +49 (0)821 598-4585
  • Email:
  • Room 1053 (Building H)


Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Handels-, Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsrecht
Faculty of Law
  • Phone: +49 (0)821 598-4580
  • Email:
  • Room 1039 (Building H)
Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Wirtschaftsrecht, Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Arbeitsrecht
Faculty of Law
  • Phone: +49 (0)171 613 84 87
  • Email:
  • Room 1043 (Building H)