Professor em. Dr iur., M.C.J. (New York University)
University Professor (Emeritus), Universität Hamburg+ Link + more
Peter Behrens studied law from 1960 to 1965 at the universities in Hamburg, Lausanne, Freiburg and Berlin. From 1966 to 1970 he underwent legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg. In 1970 he received his doctorate in law from Universität Hamburg, before taking up postgraduate studies at the New York University School of Law (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, M.C.J., 1970 to 1971). Afterwards Behrens worked with the Max Planck Institute for comparative and international private law until 1984 when he went on to become a professor at the Faculty of Law at Universität Hamburg following his habilitation. He retired in 2005. His research focuses on issues of international private law, public law, economic public international law, international trade and investment law, EU law, law and economics, and international and comparative (European) company and competition law.