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Boris P. Paal
Prof. Dr. Boris P. Paal, M.Jur. (Oxford) is Professor of Civil and Commercial Law, Media and Information Law and Director of the Institute for Media and Information Law, Dept. I (Private Law), University of Freiburg. He researches and teaches, advises and publishes in all areas of Private and Business Law with a special focus on Data Protection, Competition, Media, and Information Law as well as on Data Compliance. As an author and editor (among others of Gersdorf/Paal on Information and Media Law, and Paal/Pauly on the GDPR) he is responsible for more than 100 publications in the aforementioned fields. He regularly lectures on his fields of research and serves as a consultant and expert for state institutions and private entities.
Law studies in Tuebingen, Constance (First State Examination in Law in 1999; Dr. iur. in 2001), and Oxford (Magdalene College, M.Jur. in 2001). Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Duesseldorf (Second State Examination in Law in 2003). Postdoc and Faculty Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg Law Faculty (Habilitation in 2009: "Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, International Private Law, and Media Law"). From 2012 to 2014 Dean of Studies, from 2016 to 2018 Dean of University of Freiburg Law Faculty.