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Klaus Juergen Hopt, German Law institute director. Avocations: languages, fine arts, theatre, music M C. Grantee Volkswagenwerk Foundation, Germany, 1964-1965, 89, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany, 1976.


Hopt, Klaus Juergen was born on August 24, 1940 in Tuttlingen, Germany. Son of Theodor and Maria (Gruber) Hopt.


Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Munich University, 1968. Habilitation, Munich University, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy, Tübingen University, 1969.


Professor of law, University Tübingen, 1974-1978, 80-85; professor of law, European U. Institute, Florence, Italy, 1978-1980; chief department, European U. Institute, Florence, Italy, 1979-1980; professor of law, University Bern, Switzerland, 1985-1987; managing director, Institute International Law Munich, since 1987; chair international commercial law, University Munich, since 1987; judge, Court Appeals Stuttgart, Germany, 1980-1985. Visiting professor University of Pennsylvania, 1979, European U. Institute, Florence, 1981, 83, U. Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, 1987, U. Kyoto, Japan, 1988, U. Libre de Brussels, 1989, U. Geneva, 1991, U. Tokyo, 1991. Member International Faculty Corporation and Capital Market Law, since 1976.

Expert Deutscher Juristentag, 1976. Legal counsel firms and banks in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United States of America, since 1975. Chairman, arbitration national and international cases, since 1981.

Head international and interdisciplinary conferences.


  • Avocations: languages, fine arts, theatre, music M C.



Commission member State of Baden Württemberg, Germany, 1990, State of Berlin, 1991. Academic specialist Bulgarian Project, Harvard, World Bank, 1991. Member Academy Accounting (correspondent), Association Banking Law (co-manager since 1989), Association Comparative Law (reporter 1983, 85), Association professors Civil Law (co-manager 1973-1979), Deutscher Juristentag (reporter 1976, Vertrauensmann 1990), International Association Legal Methodology (vice president 1985-1990), International Faculty Corporation and Capital Market Law, International Foundation for Education of Law of Affairs (co-manager since 1980), New Society of Letters (correspondent).


  • Other Interests

    Languages, fine arts, theater, music.


Married Nhu Dung Nguyen, May 14, 1968.

Theodor Hopt

Maria (Gruber) Hopt

Nhu Dung Nguyen