Professor Dr. Torsten Koerber has studied law, economics and history at the universities of Göttingen, Munich, Singapore and Berkeley. After completing a legal internship at the Berlin Court of Appeals, he published a dissertation on "The Competitor's Standing to Sue in German, US and EEC Merger Law" in 1996.
In 1996 he became assistant professor at the University of Göttingen, where he worked with his academic advisor Professor Immenga and wrote a second book ("Habilitation") on "Basic Freedoms (of the EEC Treaty) and Civil Law" that was published 2004. In the same year, he was appointed tenured professor in Düsseldorf and one year later in Jena.
Since October 2009, Professor Körber has been teaching as full tenured professor at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen where he holds the Chair for Civil Law, Competition Law, Insurance Law, Corporate Law and Regulatory Law. From 2014 to 2016, Körber was Dean of his faculty. He is member of the scientific advisory council of the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).
Körber is, inter alia, editor of the leading German Competition Law commentary (Immenga/Mestmäcker, Wettbewerbsrecht, 5th ed. 2012 – 2016), of a leading commentary the German Telecomunications Act (Berliner Kommentar zum TKG, 4th ed 2018), of a commentary on the German Stock Corporations Act (Bürgers/Körber, Aktiengesetz, 4th ed. 2017) and of the antitrust law periodical "Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht".
Körber's research focuses on
In this context, Körber is, inter alia, commentator of the EC Merger Regulation 139/2004. He has recently published books on the access to long distance heating grids under the essential facilities doctrine, and on standard essential patents (SEP), FRAND commitments and competition Law. He also published several articles, e.g. on the Microsoft and Google competition law cases, on technological neutrality and net neutrality, on media regulation, energy law, search engines, on competition in the field of mobile operating systems, and on legal questions of the platform based data economy.
Reasons for a Regulatory Law in Network Industries