Peter Rott appointed
Prof. Dr Peter Rott has been appointed Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law and Information Law at the Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law. He had previously held the professorship on an interim basis.
Rott studied law with a supplementary degree in economics at the University of Bayreuth and completed his PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2002. In addition to several posts abroad at the universities of Sheffield, Copenhagen and Ghent, he was a junior professor at the University of Bremen and a professor at the University of Kassel.
His research focuses on European private law and German and European consumer protection law. The legal challenges posed by a changing world, such as sustainability, globalisation of supply chains and the privatisation of state-run services, are among his main areas of interest. Currently his key focus is on legal issues related to the digitalisation of economy and society, where he concentrates on the consumer and user perspectives.