Prof. Dr. Peter Ries

Department of Legal Studies

Professor of Civil Law specialising in commercial and corporate law, including the relevant proceedings of voluntary jurisdiction

+49 30 30877-2756

+49 30 30877-2719

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60

10315 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Lichtenberg
Building 1, Room 1.3066
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin


1982-1986: Studies of history, political science, economy and law at university Würzburg and München and London School of Economics and Political Science in London. 1986: College degree (LLB.). 1989: Dr. jur (phD in law)


1987-1990: Rechtsreferendar (assistant judge) at  OLG (Superiour Court) Munich.  1990: Bar Exam

1990: Attorney at law in Munich

1991: Attorney at law (foreign associate) with McGuire Woods Battle and Boothe in Washington/D.C.: International transactions, corporate law, international private law

1992-1995: Attorney at law with Droste (now: Lovells) in Munich and Berlin. International transactions, corporate law, international private law, arbitration law

Since 1995: Judge at municipal court in Berlin. Corporate law

Since 2000: Besides being judge Professor at law with HWR Berlin (Berlin school of economics and law). Corporate law, international law. 

2003-2013, 2018 - 2020: Vice Dean of faculty

January 2008: expert for the German parliament (Bundestag) for the new Act on close corporations

Summer 2008: visiting professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia (title of course: International Corporate Law) 

Summer 2010: visiting professor at Macquarie University, Sydney (title of course: International Corporate Law) 

October 2012: visiting professor at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK (title of course: International Corporate Law)
Since 2016: Lecturer in master course “International Corporate Law” at Université Catholique de Lille”

November 2016: Expert for GIZ (government agency for international cooperation) in Peking, training of Chinese judges