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Stefan Grundmann

Professor of Transnational Private Law 

grundmannstefan-Cropped-149x190On leave from Humboldt University; appointed in September 2013, contract renewable in August 2018. 

Stefan Grundmann holds the chair of Transnational Private Law at the European University Institute. He is on leave from Humboldt University where he is a Professor of Private and Business Law. He has held chairs of German and International Business Law at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg (1995-2001) and Erlangen-Nürnberg (2001-2004) before he went to Humboldt-University in 2004.

He is founding president and current president of the Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA), president of the Luso-German Lawyers Association, co-founder and president of the steering committee of the European Law School and director of several institutes in the universities where he holds or held chairs.

He is member of the board of the German Society of Comparative Law, head of the section 'Fundamental Theory', and as such also member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé). Moreover, he is member of the European Law Institute and also member of its council.

Note: Professor Grundmann will not be taking new supervisees in the academic year 2018-19

Research Interests

  • European Contract, Banking and Company Law
  • Comparative Contract and Company Law
  • Private Law and Social Theory
  • Transnational Law and Governance

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 306

Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistance: [email protected]

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Manica - Office SAMN  234)

Office Hours: a list of appointments will be posted outside Professor Grundmann's office door

Working Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish 



Page last updated on 21 February 2019