Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller

Vice-Rector for International Affairs

University Education


2008Habilitation, University of Cologne
2004Doctorate, Heidelberg University
1995–2002Law studies, Heidelberg University and University of Montpellier

Academic Career


2019Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University (NTU)
2018Visiting Professor, University of Vienna ("Das politische IPR unserer Zeit")
2017Visiting Professor, Georgetown University in Washington, DC ("Doing business in Europe")
2017Visiting Professor, Nancy-Université ("Droit international privé")
2015–2018Visiting Professor, University of Göteborg ("Comparative Company Law")
2014 to presentProfessor of Private Law, Commercial Law, International Private Law, and Comparative Law, Heidelberg University
2011–2014Professor of Private Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, and Comparative Law, University of Freiburg
2008–2011Professor of Private Law, International Company Law, and European Business Law, University of Mannheim
2005–2008Assistant Professor, Institute for Private International and Comparative Law, University of Cologne

Academic Administration


2019 to presentVice-Rector for International Affairs, Heidelberg University
2014 to presentDirector of the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Law, and International Business Law, Heidelberg University
2011–2014Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law, University of Freiburg
2008–2011Director of the Institute of Business Law, University of Mannheim

Scholarships and Awards


2008Helmut Schippel Award from the German Notary Association for the post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation)
2005–2008Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Professional Organisations and Publications

  • Member of German Council for International Private Law (Federal Ministry of Justice), German Association of Professors of Civil Law, Society of Comparative Legislation (Paris), German Corporate Lawyers Association (VGR), German Institute for Art and Law Heidelberg (IFKUR), German-French Lawyers Association (President since 2016), German Society of International Law (member of expanded Executive Board), German Lawyers’ Day (DJT), German Society for Comparative Law, European Group for Private International Law (GEDIP)
  • Co-editor, “Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht” [Journal for Business and Corporate Law] (since 2011)
  • Co-editor, “Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht” [Journal for European Private Law] (since 2012)