Curriculum Vitae - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chris Thomale, LL.M


Chris Thomale was born in Münster, Germany, on February 26, 1982. After graduating high school in Karlsruhe and completing his military service in Goose Bay, Canada, he studied law and philosophy in Heidelberg, Cambridge (Clare College) and Geneva from 2002-2006. In 2011, he received a doctorate in law from the Free University of Berlin. His thesis on the law of unjust enrichment is titled "Leistung als Freiheit - Erfüllungsautonomie im Bereicherungsrecht" and was published by Mohr Siebeck. In the same year, he obtained the Hague Academy of International Law diploma with distinction. He then worked as a research assistant to Marc-Philippe Weller at the Universities of Mannheim, Freiburg i.Br. and Heidelberg. He spent the academic year 2013/14 at Yale Law School, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at the top of his class. completed his Post-doctoral thesis (Habilitation) at the Law Faculty of Heidelberg University in 2017 and was awarded venia docendi for Civil Law, Private International Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Civil Procedure Law, Philosophy of Law and Comparative Law. He was Substitute Chair of International Commercial and Corporate Law at the University of Bremen and held visiting professorships in Rio de Janeiro, Washington D.C., Toulouse and Taipei, among others. Since March 2019, he is professor of International Commercial and Business Law at the University of Vienna. Since 2020, he is also professor of Comparative Law (Professore ordinario, chiamata diretta di chiara fama) at Università Degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy.


Detailed CV

Inaugural lecture of Professor Chris Thomale

Please click on the following link to access the inaugural lecture of Professor Chris Thomale (in German only):