Florian Bien – Curriculum vitae (December 2020)
Prof. Dr. Florian Bien holds the Chair for Global Business Law, International Arbitration Law and Private Law at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg. In addition to that, he acts as the Director of the Würzburg Graduate School Law, Economics, and Society since 2018. Before joining the Würzburg Law School, Professor Bien was a Senior Lecturer at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany (2007 - 2011) and at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (2004 -2007), where he hold the position of a Maître de conferences associé. He is a regular guest professor of leading French universities, i. e. Aix-Marseille Université, Paris 1 Paris-Panthéon, Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, and Sciences Po Paris (Chair Alfred Grosser). He regularly publishes in the field of German and European Competition Law.
Education included a Master in European and International Law ("Maîtrise en Droit"), University of Aix-Marseille III, France (1999), First and Second State Examination, Tübingen, Germany (2001 and 2003), Doctorate in law (thesis on third party rights in merger control procedures, Prize of the Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry Baden-Württemberg 2006, Prize of the Reinhold-and-Maria-Teufel-Foundation 2007) and Habilitation in law (thesis on the coordination of liability in chains of contracts due to a divison of labor, Grant by the Baden Württemberg Foundation), both University of Tübingen (2006 and 2011). Practical training included internships in Law firms in Stuttgart, Paris and New York as well as a traineeship with the Competition Directorate of the European Commission in Brussels.
Professor Bien is a co-editor of the Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht (Beck), a journal focusing on competition law, a co-editor of the Münchener Kommentar zum Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht, an article-by-article commentary on EU competition law and practice (it’s first volume was edited in English language as “Brussels commentary”, Sweet & Maxwell, 2008), and a co-editor of the publication series “Wirtschaftsrecht und Wirtschaftspolitik” founded by Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker and comprising more than 300 volumes.