Prof. Dr. Christian Berger

University professor, University of Leipzig, holder of the Chair of the Faculty of Law for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law and Copyright Law.


born in 1960 in Stuttgart, business management training in retail trade after Abitur (A-levels), law studies in Hamburg and Heidelberg, doctorate and post doctoral qualification at Bayreuth University, LL.M. University of Edinburgh; professor at Leipzig University since 1998.

Keys areas of specialisation:

contract and property, intangible assets, corporate and insolvency law, civil procedure, arbitration, conflict management.


Author of numerous publications on copyright law in the information society and licensing law questions; Co-editor of a handbook on copyright contracts law (Berger/Wündisch, Urhebervertragsrecht, 2. ed. 2015); co-author of two textbooks on property and insolvency law; co-editor of the magazine for insolvency law (ZInsO).


Member of the Association of Lecturers of Civil Law, Association of Lecturers of Civil Procedure Law, the Academic Association for International Procedural Law, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property GRUR (board member Central-East district group), the German Association of Law and Informatics DGRI e.V. (advisory board), the German Institution of Arbitration DIS, the Leipzig Insolvency Law Day e.V. (board member), Central German Association of Media Law (board member), the Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASIM) of the Leipzig Graduate School of Management HHL, the Saxon Confederation “Out of Court Alternative Conflict Solutions” (Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce), the Friends’ Association of the Faculty of Law, the Friends’ Association of the Law Library, the Association of Support for Foreign Students in Leipzig e.V. and the German-British Lawyers Association DBJV.

Academic self-government:

2008 – 2013 Dean of the Faculty of Law of Leipzig University; several vice dean roles, member of the senate and extended senate of Leipzig University, member of the structural commission of Leipzig University (from 2015).

Judicial work:

2004 – 2008 judge of the Dresden Regional Court (14 Civil Senate, areas of responsibility include patent, copyright and trademark law); arbitrator specialising in commercial and licensing law and intellectual property.