Chair of Constitutional & Administrative Law, Public & Private Business Law
One particular research focus of the Chair headed by Professor Markus Ogorek is public business law. Besides the traditional areas of hospitality law, trade and crafts law, public business law also covers areas such as installation-based emissions control, shop opening hours, waste management and subsidies. The Chair is also concerned with the economic activity of the state, i.e. of local authorities. Planning law, the legal framework for the restructuring and privatization of public enterprises and regulatory law are also important elements of the Chair’s activities.
In addition to public business law, the Chair also deals with selected areas of private business law, in particular stock corporation law. It concentrates primarily on legal issues in connection with shareholder meetings and structural processes requiring shareholder approval, such as squeeze-outs, control and profit transfer agreements, as well as on provisions in accordance with the Transformation Act. Research interests also include corporate governance topics and the liability of company officers.