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Prof. Dr. Gralf-Peter Calliess

Gralf-Peter Calliess

Professor of Private Law, International
Commercial and Economic Law,
Legal Theory

Institute for Commercial Law

Office hours: by appointment


University of Bremen
Faculty of Law
Room: A 2110
Universitätsallee, GW 1
D-28359 Bremen

Telephone: +49 (0)421 218-66207
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Margrit Knipper

Room A 2100
Telephone +49 (0)421 218-66208
Telefax +49 (0)421 218-66212
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Gralf-Peter Calliess, born in 1967, is a Professor of Private Law, International Commercial and Economic Law and Legal Theory at the Department of Law at the University of Bremen. Since 2013 he is also Director of the Institute for Commercial Law. His research interests focus on international private law and transnational commercial law including maritime commercial law and international commercial arbitration.

After completing his studies of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, he obtained a PhD in legal theory. He acquired his habilitation at the Institute for Economic Law at the University of Frankfurt/Main and accepted a call to the chair for International and European Private Law at the University of Munich before he eventually moved to his current position in Bremen. Since 2009 he is a Judge at the High Regional Court (OLG) Bremen and since 2015 a member of the State Court of the Hanseatic City of Bremen.

He is liaison professor of the Friedrich-Nauman-Foundation and board member of the German Association for Law and Society.

Private Law, International Commercial and Economic Law, Legal Theory


Margrit Knipper

Research Associates:

Jos van Doormaal

Christoph Möller

Marcel Schröder

Scholarship holders:

Fangzhi Yuan

Nicholas Mouttotos

Student Research Assistants:

Mareike Geerken

Dania Küsel

Rudolf Lichtner


Mascha Hesse

Dr. Kai Danelzik (Baker McKenzie, Düsseldorf)

Dr. Erik Göretzlehner (Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Frankfurt)

Dr. Ann Christine Musmann

Dr. Christian Wesemann, LL.M.

Dr. Insa Jarass, LL.M. (Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main)

Dr. Federico Parise Kuhnle (White & Case, Frankfurt)

Dr. Stephan von Harder (Eversheds Sutherland, Hamburg)

Dr. Herrmann Hoffmann

Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer, LL.M. (Wilhelm-Müller-Stiftungsjuniorprofessur)

Dr. Jens Lobschat

Prof. Dr. Moritz Renner

Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz

Prof. Dr. Mauro Zamboni


Gralf-Peter Calliess teaches on Property Law and Economic Law and Digitalization

see study program 2019/2020 course catalogue