Stefan Messmann

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Licence en droit, Geneva, 1970
Doctorat en droit, Fribourg, 1978
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Stefan Messmann is Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, since 1998. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003 and as Head of the Legal Studies Department of CEU between 2004 and 1012. Professor Messmann was born in  Serbia, educated in Germany and Switzerland and is of German nationality. He obtained his Licence en droit 1970 in Geneva and Doctorat en droit 1978 in Fribourg. Before joining CEU, he held positions of Senior Legal Counsel with Volkswagen AG in Germany, Deputy General Manager and Commercial Executive with Shanghai Volkswagen in Shanghai, was member of supervisory boards of companies of the Volkswagen group, General Manager for Asia and the CIS with Umformtechnik GmbH, Erfurt, with seat in Shanghai and head of Shanghai Branch Office of Wessing, a German international law firm.  Speaking several languages, Professor Messmann has extensively written and lectured on international joint ventures, as well as on foreign investment, company and contract law in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. In 2006, he received the Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize ( for co-editing, with Professor Tibor Tajti, the book “Investing in South Eastern Europe”. He also published, among others, about foot-binding practices and Jews in China. Within the China-EU School of Law’s Professional Training Committee Professor Messmann is in charge of organizing training programs for European lawyers in China. He is also Co-Editor and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Sinology.

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International Business Law
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