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  • Matthias Wendland

    Universität Oldenburg / Daniel Schmidt

Matthias Wendland

Civil Law and Digital Transformation Law

Matthias Wendland appointed

Professor Dr. Matthias Wendland has been appointed Professor of Civil Law and Digital Transformation Law at the Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law. He was previously Professor of Civil Law, Business Law and Information and Data Law at the University of Graz (Austria).

Wendland studied law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Massachusetts, USA). He then earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at Harvard Law School. In 2015 he received a PhD for his award-winning fundamental work on the relationship between mediation and civil procedure from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and went on to earn his habilitation there.

His authorisation to teach (Venia Legendi) covers civil law, civil procedural law and private international law, as well as comparative law, legal philosophy and sociology of law. Professor Wendland's main fields of research are commercial law, civil procedural law, IT law and artificial intelligence laws. He focuses on the question of how laws can react flexibly to the challenges posed by the digital transformation in areas such as data protection, medical law, IT security and the use of algorithmic systems.

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