MemberPeter Malanczuk

Professor Dr. Peter Malanczuk is a retired C.V. Starr Professor of Law at the Peking University School of Transnational Law and has served as Dean of the School of Law of City University of Hongkong. He currently teaches as Adjunct Professor of Law at Hong Kong University and is member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the University of Heidelberg.

Peter Malanczuk is also member of the Council of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (Chairman of the Strategy and Rules Committee) and Director of the South China International Arbitration Center in Hong Kong (Chairman of the Rules-Making Committee). He also serves as member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the China Supreme People’s Court.

Peter Malanczuk is a German national and studied law in Göttingen, München and Heidelberg (law state exams 1973 and 1976 with distinction). He received a PhD (Dr. jur., summa cum laude) from the University of Giessen. He has held positions as academic assistant at the Law Faculty in Giessen (1976–78); DAAD-lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Exeter, England (1978–81); research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (1981–86); legal assistant of the President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague (1986–89); Professor of International Law (1990–97) and Head of Department (1991–92), University of Amsterdam; Professor of International Law and Head of Department, Erasmus University Rotterdam (1997–2001); Chair Professor of Law (2002–07) and Dean (2004–07), School of Law, City University of Hong Kong; and C.V. Starr Professor of Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law (2008–14).

He has served as legal counsel of Iraq before the UN Compensation Commission in Geneva (1990 Gulf War), special legal counsel of Ethiopia (1998 war with Eritrea), and the first member appointed by Ethiopia of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission in The Hague.

He has been a member of Heidelberg University’s Academic Advisory Council since 2009.

Peter Malanczuk