Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Wendehorst, LL.M. (Cantab.)

Professor of Law
President of the European Law Institute
Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

 

Schottenbastei 10-16 (Juridicum)
1010 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-34820
E: christiane.wendehorst@univie.ac.at

 

Consultation hour

To make an appointment please contact wendehorst.secretariat@univie.ac.at.


Christiane Wendehorst has been Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vienna since 2008. Amongst other functions, she is founding member and President of the European Law Institute (ELI), chair of the Academy Council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), chair of the Civil Law section of the Austrian Jurists' Forum (ÖJT), co-chair of the German Data Ethics Committee and member of the Academia Europea (AE), the International Academy for Comparative Law (IACL), the American Law Institute (ALI) and the Bioethics Committee at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Currently, her work is focussed on legal challenges arising from digitalization, and she has worked as an expert on subjects such as digital content, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and data economy for, inter alia, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the German Federal Government, the ELI and the ALI. Prior to moving to Vienna, she held chairs in in Göttingen (1999-2008) and Greifswald (1998-99) and was Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies (2000-2008).