Univ.-Prof.

Dr. Helmut Ofner, LL.M.

 

Schottenbastei 10-16 (Juridicum)

1010 Wien

TEL  +43-1-4277-35127
FAX  +43-1-4277-835127

helmut.ofner@univie.ac.at

Room R529 - Staircase 1 / 5th floor


Consultation hour:

 

Tuesday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am 

No consultation hours during the holidays!

In urgent cases please write an Email!

 


Curriculum Vitae

  

Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law

  

Born in Vienna in 1961

1979-1983 Law studies in the University of Vienna (doctorate Dr.iur. 1983)

1983-1984 Postgraduate studies in Law at the University of Trier (LL.M. 1984)

1985-1987 Court year and presence service

1987-1999 Assistant at the Institutes of Civil Law and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna

1998 Habilitation in the subjects: Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law in the field of Private Law

1998-2005 ao. Univ. -Prof. with assignment to the institutes of Comparative Law and Civil Law 

1.9.2005 University Professor of the work areas: Comparative Law, International Private Law and Civil Law. Allocation to the Institutions of European Law, International Law, Comparative Law and Civil Law

 

 
Teaching and research activities

Teaching activies at:

  • Faculty of Law, University of Vienna
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Vienna
  • Medical University of Vienna
  • Danube University Krems (Medical Law Course)
  • Academy for Notaries
  • Technical University of Vienna

 

Functions in the University of Vienna

1995 ERASMUS Coordinator

2000-2003 Deputy charmain of the Faculty Council

2005-2008 Deputy director of the Institute for European, International and Comparative Law

Since 2005 member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the LL.M. program "European and International Business Law" at the University of Vienna  (Course Director ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fina)

Since 2006 Deputy Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the University of Vienna

Since 2006 Vice Leader of the Study Program at the Faculty of Law

Since 2008 Head of the Institute for European, International and Comparative Law

Since 2011 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the LL.M. Program "Information and Media Law"at the University of Vienna  ( Course Director Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó)

 

Functions and memberships in Scientific societies and journals

 

Since 1986 member of the Society of Comparative Law

Since 1996 member of the German Society of Comparative Law

Since 1998 member of the German Civil Law Teacher's Association

Since 1998 member of the University about Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine at the University of Vienna

Since 2002 Board member of the Austrian Society of Comparative Law

Since 2004 Member of the Ethics Committee of the hospital Sisters of Mercy in Vienna

Since 2004 Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Vienna Centre for Legal Computer Science

Since 2008 Editor of the Journal of European , International and Comparative Law

Since 2008 member of the board of jus-alumni

Since 2009 member of the Committee on Ethics and Law of the Austrian Society of Dermatology

Since 2010 member of the board of Trustees of the Society of Art and Law

Since 2010 member of the Advisory Board of the BMUKK concerning provenance of works from the collection of the Leopold Museum - Private Foundation

Since 2010 national Reporter about Security Rights in Immovable Property, the Common Core of European Private Law

Since 2011 member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Civil Law of the online Journal "Spektrum der Rechtswissenschaft"

Since 2012 member of the Scientific Advisory Board of "Legal Series"

Since 2013 member of the Advisory Board of the TENLAN-Project: Tenancy law and housing policy in multi-Level Europe, European Union's seventh Framework Programme for research, technological delevopment and demonstration under grant agreement no 290694  

Extensive presentation and publication activities and participation in national and international projects

 

Research Focus

Private International Law

Comparative Law

Austrian and European Civil Law, in particular Housing and Real Estate Law, Medical Law, Family Law, damages and Liability.


Publications