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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

Van't-Hoff-Str. 8
Room 333
14195 Berlin
Secretary's hours Mon, Thu 13.00 - 15.30, Tue, Wed, Fr 8.00 - 12.00
+49 30 838452181

Office hours

Personal contact with Prof. Armbrüster requires a prior appointment.


Academic Career:


2000   Habilitation (tenure)

Major Area : Company Law


Dr. iur.

Freie Universität Berlin

Major Area: Insurance Law


Second State Exam

Kammergericht Berlin, Germany


First State Exam

Mainz, Germany


Professional Experience

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



Impact Factor:


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.


Please click here to see an overview of all lectures.


Research focuses :


Private Law (especially : German Civil Code, General Part)

Insurance Law (contracts, regulation, companies, conflicts)

Company Law

Private International Law

Foreign legislation : EU member states' private legal systems (in particular: France, Italy, United Kingdom) as well as Switzerland

Please click here for a comprehensive list of Prof Armbrüster's publications

Research cooperations:


Verein zur Förderung der Versicherungswissenschaft in Berlin e.V.

Deutscher Verein für Versicherungswissenschaft e.V.

Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.

Notarkammer Berlin


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)



Please click here to see a list of all publications.