Curriculum Vitae

Professor Dr. Meinrad Dreher, LL.M., born in 1955, studied law and economics at the Universities of Freiburg, Lausanne and Philadelphia (Fulbright-Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania). After completing his practical legal training at Freiburg and Frankfurt, he submitted his doctoral thesis on competition law and obtained his Doctor of Law degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of Freiburg. It was there that he then earned his postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Habilitation”) with a study on “Insurance as a Legal Product”. In 1991, he was appointed Professor and Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Business Law, and Comparative Law at the Justus Liebig University Gießen. Since 1995 he has held the Chair of European Law, Private Law, Commercial and Business Law, and Comparative Law at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He served, inter alia, as a judge in the division for competition matters of the Court of Appeals of Frankfurt, was dean of the Faculty of Law at the University Gießen, and has served as a member of numerous university administrative bodies. He was dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Mainz, a visiting professor in the U.S. and Korea, and a member of several expert groups within the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs. He has also served as an expert at hearings on various legislative acts (federal and state level) in the area of commercial and business law and provided expertise concerning EU legislation in the field of business law. At present, Professor Dreher is a judge at the Constitutional Court of Rheinland-Pfalz (since 2014), a member of the supervisory boards of several companies, and a member of advisory boards and working groups including the scientific advisory board of the Research Institute for Economic Order and Competition, Cologne (since 1996, presiding from 2009 to 2015), the working group on economics and law within the Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany, Essen (since 2002), the management board of the German Association of Insurance Scholarship, Berlin (since 2010), and the Robert Müller Foundation for support of medical science and research, Mainz (since 2011). After 20 years as a member of the management board, he is now an honorary member of the Forum on Public Procurement Berlin (since 2016). Furthermore, he is a co-editor/member of the editorial committees of journals for competition law (ZWeR), insurance law (VersR and ZVersWiss) and public procurement law (NZBau).