After the inaugural lecture (from left): Rector Tilmann Märk, University Professor Simon Laimer and Walter Obwexer, Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Published on 22/2022 – Released December 6, 2022
Schlanders/Innsbruck – Simon Laimer from Schlanders has been a university professor for civil law and comparative law at the University of Innsbruck since the beginning of September. Laimer studied law in Innsbruck, Padua and Milan, worked as a lawyer, received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck and obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Heidelberg. There are also research and study visits, including in Bern, Hamburg, Rome and London. In 2017 he habilitated in Innsbruck for civil law, international private law, European private law and comparative law and was appointed professor at the Institute for Civil Law. In March 2020 he went to the University of Linz, where he worked as a professor of civil law, head of the department for international private law and uniform private law and subsequently spokesman for the civil law department. Since last September, Simon Laimer has held the Chair for Civil Law and Comparative Law at the Institute for Civil Law at the University of Innsbruck. The topic of his inaugural lecture on November 4th is “Treaty adjustments in times of crisis”. In 2009, Simon Laimer won the Franz Gschnitzer Promotional Prize from the Faculty of Law and the Science Prize from the Alois Mock Europa Foundation. In 2013 he received the Liechtenstein Prize and in 2017 he received the Innsbruck State Capital Prize for scientific research.