Prof. Dr. Georgios Gounalakis

Law studies in Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main (1978-1983), placements abroad in London (London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984) and Brussels (EC Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, 1985-1986), first state law exam (1983), second state law exam (1987), research assistant in the law department of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (1987-1992), admission to the bar in Frankfurt am Main (1987-2001), doctorate Dr. jur. (1988) and post doctoral qualification (1992) in Frankfurt am Main. After guest professorships at the universities of Marburg (1992-1993) and Leipzig (1993-1994) he has, since 1994, been a professor of civil law, international private law, comparative law and media law in the law department of Philipps University Marburg where he is also a dean and pro dean of the department (1998-2001). Furthermore, he is also Director of the Institute for Comparative Law (since 1995), Director of the Research Centre for Media Law and Media Economics (since 1996), master’s degree representative (since 1995) as well as Socrates and Erasmus representative (1995-2004 and since 2008) of the department. Various practice partnerships incl. with PricewaterhouseCoopersVeltins Rechtsanwalts GmbH (1998-2004) and Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, Leitermann (2004-2008). Appointed to the Jena University of Applied Sciences (1992), Leipzig University (1993) and Karlsruhe University (2000). Ongoing teaching and research positions at universities abroad. Numerous publications, several on comparative law, focusing on media, copyright and press law and electronic business correspondence. Since 2007 (alternate) member of the KEK (commission which aims to secure plurality of opinion in broadcasted television programmes).