Prof. Dr. Remien
Prof. Dr. Oliver Remien, born in Hamburg in 1957, studied law at the universities of Hamburg and Geneva. After the first state examination(erstes Staatsexamen) he worked as an assistant to Prof. Ulrich Drobnig at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (from 1982 to1986). From 1982 to 1990, he also served as Secretary to the Commission on European Contract Law (Lando-Group). In 1983/84, he was an associate assistant at the Institute for Comparative Law (Institut de Droit Comparé) at the University Panthéon-Assas(Paris 2) in Paris for one year. After his second state examination(zweites Staatsexamen) in Hamburg in 1986, Prof. Remien was a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute and taught at the University of Hamburg, the Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg and the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court (Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht). He received a doctorate (Dr. iur.) with highest honors (summa cum laude) from the university of Hamburg for his doctoral thesis on ”legal realization through penalty payments comparison - unification - conflict of laws”(Rechtsverwirklichung durch Zwangsgeld, Vergleich-Vereinheitlichung-Kollisionsrecht). He was a founding board member of the Society of Young Scholars of Private Law (Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler e.V.) as well as a delegated national expert at the European Commission for three months (1992/993). Furthermore, he was elected as a staff member of the section for the humanities of the Scientific Council (from 1993 to 1996 and from 1996 to 1999) and the Senate of the Max-Planck-Society (from 1996 to 1999). Prof. Remien completed his “habilitation” in the year 2000 with a thesis on “mandatory contract law and fundamental freedoms in the EC Treaty” (Zwingendes Vertragsrecht und Grundfreiheiten des EG-Vertrages) and qualified himself for teaching civil law, civil procedural law, comparative law, international private and commercial law and European law. He taught at the Universities of Frankfurt (Oder), Bielefeld and Würzburg as a substitute before receiving a position as full professor at the University of Würzburg in 2001. He declined other offers from the Universities of Bielefeld, Jena and Frankfurt (Main). He is chairman of the Companion Study Program in European Law (Begleitstudium Europäisches Recht), as well as deputy chairman of the Audit Committee for the Postgraduate Study Program in European Law (Aufbaustudiengang Europäisches Recht). He was the dean of the faculty of law from 2012 to 2014. He is an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law as well as a member of several other scientific associations.