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Dr. LL.M Christiane C. WENDEHORST Professor of Private Law, University of Vienna; President, European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna


1988-1995 Law Studies, First and Second State Examination in Law, LMU Munich
1993-1998 Doctorate in law and Habilitation, LMU Munich
1997-1998 Master of Laws, University of Cambridge
1998-1999 Gerd-Bucerius-Chair for Comparative Law and Legal Harmonisation in the Baltic Sea Region, University of Greifswald
1999-2008 Professor of Private Law, Medical Law, Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law (Chair), University of Göttingen
2000-2008 Managing Director, Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies, Göttingen
since 2008 Professor of Private Law (Chair), Department of Civil Law, University of Vienna
since 2011 Founding Member and currently President of the European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna
since 2015 Chair, Private Law Section, Austrian Jurists Association (ÖJT), Vienna
since 2017 Chair, Academy Council, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna


ELI - European Law Institute
ALI - American Law Institute
Austrian National Bioethics Commission at the Federal Chancellery
German Data Ethics Committee (Co-Chair)


Member of the Academia Europea
Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL)