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), Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, and member of the Managing Board of the Austrian Jurists' Association (ÖJT), 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. From 2018-2019 she co-chaired the Data Ethics Commission of the German Federal Government, currently she leads the transatlantic project "Principles for a Data Economy" and a project group within the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). Prior to moving to Vienna, she was a professor in Göttingen (1999-2008) and Greifswald (1998-99) and was Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies (2000-2008).


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Am 30. November 2020 nahm Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Wendehorst Stellung zu den Entwürfen des BMJV in Deutschland zur Umsetzung der Richtlinien über...


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Professor Wendehorst presents her draft study on “Safety and Liability Related Aspects of Software” including 20 Guiding Principles for software at...

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