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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Armbrüster


Department of Law

Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Insurance Law and Private International Law

Judge at the Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht 2007-2013)


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

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Academic Career




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 2018

Faculty member, Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), London, United Kingdom

Spring 2004

Visiting Professor, Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris XI, France

2000 - 2003

Professor of Private Law, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany


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.


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