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Prof. Dr. Bertram Lomfeld


Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Lomfeld studied law at the University of Heidelberg, Cambridge University, University of Paris (Sorbonne), University of Vienna and the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and obtained his PhD from Goethe University Frankfurt. He has been a researcher with UNIDROIT in Rome, the Institute of European Competition Law with the University of Heidelberg and for Civil Law and Legal Theory with the University of Cologne. Furthermore, Prof. Lomfeld has been a lecturer at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome, Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Rostock and the law faculty of the Sciènce Po, Paris.

Additionally to his academic background, Prof. Lomfeld has practiced law at the law firm Wolf, Theiss & Partner in Vienna (international arbitration and business law) and Unverzagt von Have in Berlin. Furthermore, he has worked for the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, advised the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ‘polar – journal for political philosophy and culture’ and coordinator of the transnational network ‘Private Law Theory’.

In his lecture on ‘The Principles of an Economic System/Economic Constitution’, Professor Lomfeld focusses on different theories regarding market economy (Classical Economics, Game Theory, Institutional Economics), the core institutions of markets (contracts, property, tort, etc.) and their connection to political values (behavioural law, political economy and more).

Module 1: European and International Business and Contract Law

The Principles of an Economic System/Economic Constitution