Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Armbrüster
Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Insurance Law and Private International Law
Judge at the Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht 2007-2013)
Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Insurance Law and Private International Law
Personal contact with Prof. Armbrüster requires a prior appointment.
Major Area : Company Law
Freie Universität Berlin
Major Area: Insurance Law
Second State Exam
Kammergericht Berlin, Germany
First State Exam
|2007 - 2013||Judge, Kammergericht (Court of Appeal), Berlin (part time, Company Law)|
|2004 - present||
Professor of Private Law, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (full time).
2013 bis 2015 Vice Dean for Research of the Law Faculty
2015 until 2017 Dean of the Law Faculty
|Fall 2009||Faculty member, Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), London, United Kingdom|
|Fall 2005||Visiting Professor, LUISS Ceradi Università, Rome, Italy|
|Spring 2004||Visiting Professor, Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris XI, France|
|2000 - 2003||Professor of Private Law, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany|
|2000||Lecturer, Universitaet Potsdam, Germany|
|1995 - 2000||Scientific Assistant, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|1988 - 1995||Research Assistant, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
The List of Publications currently contains some 250 scientific publications mainly in the fields of Contract, Company and Business Law, Insurance, Private International Law and European Law as well as about 60 book reviews and other articles in legal periodicals. The Dissertation on Insurance Contract Law was marked “summa cum laude”. The Habilitationsschrift which deals with Company Law and Trust was awarded the Helmut Schippel prize of Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung. Professor Armbrüster has been invited to Universities in Paris and Rome as a Visiting Professor, where he has taught Company and Business Law in English and French. In addition, he has lectured at Partner Universities abroad, e.g. in Barcelona, London, San Francisco and Tokyo. He is the German representative for the THEMIS network of excellence that includes Bocconi in Milan, ESADE in Barcelona, Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne, Universiteit Maastricht, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien as well as Singapore Management University. Furthermore, he participated in work on the HERMÈS 2011 Study on the Protection of Cultural Heritage at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. He served as a member of the Insurance Board of the Federal Financial Services Control Board (BaFin) in Bonn, Germany from 2005 to 2015. His advice has been sought by the German Government and by the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in the context of various lawmaking projects.
Prof. Armbrüster teaches German Private Law (German Civil Code, Insurance, Company) as well as European Contract Law, European Company Law and International Arbitration.
The materials for those courses are availabe at blackboard. The required passwords can be obtained in Prof. Armbrüster's lectures.
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Research focuses :
Private Law (especially : German Civil Code, General Part)
Insurance Law (contracts, regulation, companies, conflicts)
Private International Law
Foreign legislation : EU member states' private legal systems (in particular: France, Italy, United Kingdom) as well as Switzerland
Verein zur Förderung der Versicherungswissenschaft in Berlin e.V.
Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft e.V.
Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.
Current research projects:
German Civil Code, General Part (Commentaries; Educational material)
Insurance Law: especially German Insurance Code, European and German insurance regulation including Solvency II(Commentaries in Prölss/Martin und MünchKomm-VVG, Versicherungsrechts-Handbuch, VAG-Handbuch; lectures, manuscript, papers)
Company Law (papers)
Arbitration legislation (papers)
German Notarisation Act (Commentary Armbrüster/Preuß/Renner)