Brief Bio

Christian Armbrüster holds the chair of Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Insurance Law and Private International Law at Freie Universität Berlin. He started his academic career as a Professor of Private Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg in 2000 before changing to Berlin in 2004. Since then he has been responsible for Freie’s ERASMUS exchange programs for law, and he has taught at international partner universities including Barcelona (ESADE), Paris, Rome, UC Hastings, and UConn. He held the office of Dean of the Law Faculty from 2015 to 2017.

Apart from his academic activities Christian Armbrüster served as a judge in the Court of Appeal in Berlin for six years. His advice has been sought by the German Parliament in the context of various law-making projects. He has acted as an Arbitrator in various national and international cases.

Current research projects include Contract Law, Legal Aspects of Digitalisation, International Insurance Programs and International Arbitration. Some pro bono work is dedicated to the protection of Cultural Heritage through Private law. A comprehensive list of Christian Armbrüster’s publications is available online.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Anti-Discrimination Law (Spring 2018)
  • Comparative Tort Law and Liability Insurance Law (Fall 2009, Spring 2018)
  • European and International Anti-discrimination Law (Fall 2009)