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Welcome to the Chair of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Media Law, and Information Law

Prof. Dr. Boris P. Paal, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Media Law and Information Law are key areas of our modern social and economic system. One main focus of Professor Paal’s research is the development and systematization of legal structures in these areas, including their multidimensional and interdisciplinary connections. Professor Paal and his team conduct research in the entire field of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Media Law and Information Law. Special emphasis is put on German Civil Law including European processes of legal harmonization, Competition Law, Fair Trading Law, Data Protection Law, International Private and Economic Law, as well as Corporate Law.

Professor Paal is the author of numerous publications, reports, and position papers, as well as inter alia the monographs “Media Diversity and Competition Law”, “Search Engines, Market Power and opinion-formation” and “Ancillary Copyright Law for Sporting Operators”. Moreover, he is the editor and co-author of several commentaries on Information Law and Media Law as well as on the General Data Protection Regulation and the new German Data Protection Act. Professor Paal regularly gives lectures on Civil Law, Commercial Law, Media Law and Information Law.

Home address:

Institut für Medien- und Informationsrecht
Abt. I: Privatrecht
Rempartstraße 4 (Breisacher Tor)
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Postal address:

Institut für Medien- und Informationsrecht
Abt. I: Privatrecht
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
Postfach
79085 Freiburg
Germany

Consultation hours:

Thu, 10 am – 12 am or by arrangement

Office opening hours:

Mo-Thu, 9 am - 1 pm

Fri, 8 am – 11:45 am