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Professore Ernst-Joachim Mestmaecker

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker is Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg and Professor of Law at Hamburg University.

Academic career:   
Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law and Economic Law at the University of Saarbrücken (1959-1963), University of Münster in Westphalen (1963-1969), at the University of Bielefeld (1969-1978);
Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg from 1978-1994.
1984 to 1990 Vice President of the Max Planck Society.

Visiting Professor:    
Law School Georgetown University Washington D.C. (1959);
Law School University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1965, 1967, 1975, 1991).

Memberships and Functions:
Scientific Council of the German Ministry of Economics (Since 1962);
Special Advisor of the EC Commission on Competition Policy and Harmonisation of Laws (1962-1970);
Founding President University of Bielefeld (1967-1969); First Chairman of the German Monopolies Commission (1974-1978);
Member and Chairman of the Commission on Media Concentration in Germany (1997–2003).

Recent Publications:

Europäisches Wettbewerbsrecht, 2nd Ed. 2004 (Together with Heike Schweitzer);
Wirtschaft und Verfassung in der Europäischen Union (Collection of Essays) 2nd Ed. 2006;
A Legal Theory without Law: Posner v. Hayek on Economic Anlaysis of Law, 2007.

Mitglied des Ordens Pour le mérite für Wissenschaft und Künste
(Member: Order Pour le mérite for Academic Sciences and Art (1994).