Stefan Messmann

Professor
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Nador u. 11
Room: 
504
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+36 1 327-3274
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Qualifications: 
Licence en droit, Geneva, 1970
Doctorat en droit, Fribourg, 1978
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Stefan Messmann is Professor of International Business Law at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, since 1998. He also served as Academic Pro-Rector of CEU between 1999 and 2003 and as Head of the Legal Studies Department of CEU between 2004 and 1012. Professor Messmann was born in  Serbia, educated in Germany and Switzerland and is of German nationality. He obtained his Licence en droit 1970 in Geneva and Doctorat en droit 1978 in Fribourg. Before joining CEU, he held positions of Senior Legal Counsel with Volkswagen AG in Germany, Deputy General Manager and Commercial Executive with Shanghai Volkswagen in Shanghai, was member of supervisory boards of companies of the Volkswagen group, General Manager for Asia and the CIS with Umformtechnik GmbH, Erfurt, with seat in Shanghai and head of Shanghai Branch Office of Wessing, a German international law firm.  Speaking several languages, Professor Messmann has extensively written and lectured on international joint ventures, as well as on foreign investment, company and contract law in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. In 2006, he received the Dr. Elemér Hantos Prize (http://www.hantosprize.org) for co-editing, with Professor Tibor Tajti, the book “Investing in South Eastern Europe”. He also published, among others, about foot-binding practices and Jews in China. Within the China-EU School of Law’s Professional Training Committee Professor Messmann is in charge of organizing training programs for European lawyers in China. He is also Co-Editor and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of Sinology.

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Academic/research topics: 
International Business Law
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Courses taught by Stefan Messmann

Comparative Corporate Governance
2012/2013
2013/2014
Contracts - Introduction with a Focus on Civil Law
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Contracts – Introduction with Focus on Civil Law 2010/2011
Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance
2010/2011
2011/2012
Drafting and Negotiating International Contracts
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
German Legal Concepts (in German)
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Asia
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014

Publications

Book
Book Chapter
Kononov, Oleksiy. "Foreword." In Foreign Direct Investment Regulation – The German Model and Bulgarian Reforms Approach as Pattern for Ukraine, edited by S. Messmann, 5-6. Vol. 4. European law & economics 4. Berlin: European University Press, 2011.
Woesler, Martin. "Vorwort." In Die chinesische Produktionskultur : Genuität, Änderungen und Kompatibilität zur modernen internationalen Produktionskultur, edited by S. Messmann, 9-13. Berlin: Europäischer Universitätsverlag, 2010.
Tajti, T., and S. Messmann. "The Case Law of Central and Eastern Europe: Enforcement of Contracts - Preface and Introduction." In The Case Law of Central and Eastern Europe - Enforcement of Contracts, edited by T. Tajti and S. Messmann, 11-39. European Law & Economics. Bochum: European University Press, 2009.
"Introduction." In The Case Law in Central and Eastern Europe: Leasing, Piercing the Corporate Veil and the Liability of Managers and Controlling Shareholders, Privatization, takeovers and the Problem with Collateral Law, edited by S. Messmann and T. Tajti, 15-32. Bochum: European University Press, 2007.
"Introduction." In Investing in South Eastern Europe. Foreign Direct Investment in the Stability Pact Countries, edited by S. Messmann and T. Tajti, 4-44. Bochum: European University Press, 2005.
Messmann, S.. "Enforcement of contracts in Central and Eastern Europe : a general survey." In Enforcing contracts in transition economies : contractual rights and obligations in Central Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, edited by British Institute International Comparative of and Law and M. Andenas. London: Ebrd, 2005. Abstract
Messmann, S.. "Drei Zoll Goldlilie – aber wozu?" In Der fragile Körper.: Zwischen Fragmentierung und Ganzheitsanspruch, 267-293. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2005.
Messmann, S.. "Direktinvestitionen." In Handbuch Wirtschaft und Recht in Asien, edited by J. D. Bayer, 34-44. München: Beck, 1999.
Messmann, S., and M. - F. Ranft. "Rahmenbedingungen für Investitionen in China." In Wachstumsregion Asien-Pazifik : Chancen – Risiken – Rahmenbedingungen ; Schwerpunkt: China und Japan, edited by B. R. A. Sierke, 53-66. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1997.
Messmann, S.. "Verhandlungen mit chinesischen Partnern." In Joint ventures im chinesischen Kulturkreis : Eintrittsbarrieren überwinden, Marktchancen nutzen, edited by T. Z. Chung. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1995.
Messmann, S.. "Les investissements directs en Hongrie." In Joint ventures internacionales : Pratiques et techniques contractuelles des coentreprises internationales, edited by K. Langenfeld-Wirth, 333-340. Paris: GLN Joly, 1992.
"The Board of Directors/Business Management Office." In Equity joint ventures with Chinese partners : practical alternatives, Standing Committee for Standard Contracts of the European Association for Chinese Law (ed.), edited by S. Messmann and François DeBauw, 128-142. 1. Aufl ed. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1991.
"The Purpose, Scope and Scale of Production and Business." In Equity joint ventures with Chinese partners : practical alternatives, Standing Committee for Standard Contracts of the European Association for Chinese Law (ed.), edited by S. Messmann and F. De Bauw, 79-81. 1. Aufl ed. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1991.
"The Development of Chinese Economic Legislation." In Equity joint ventures with Chinese partners : practical alternatives, Standing Committee for Standard Contracts of the European Association for Chinese Law (ed.), edited by S. Messmann and François DeBauw, 13-29. 1. Aufl ed. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaf, 1991.
"Introduction." In Equity joint ventures with Chinese partners : practical alternatives, Standing Committee for Standard Contracts of the European Association for Chinese Law (ed.), edited by S. Messmann and François DeBauw, 11-12. 1. Aufl ed. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1991.
Messmann, S.. "Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Jugoslawien." In Joint Ventures im internationalen Wirtschaftsverkehr : Praktiken un Vertragstechniken internationaler Gemeinschaftsunternehmen, edited by K. Langenfeld-Wirth, 342-360. Heidelberg: Recht und Wirtschaft, 1990.
Messmann, S.. "Economic Legislation in China." In Trends of economic development in East Asia : essays in honour of Willy Kraus, edited by W. Klenner, 433-443. Berlin: Springer, 1989.
Messmann, S.. "Negotiation and Establishment of Joint Ventures in the People’s Republic of China." In Legal aspects of business transactions and investment in the Far East, edited by A. Wolff and D. Campbell, 281-301. Deventer: Kluwer, 1989.
Messmann, S.. "Gründung einer Tochtergesellschaft in Jugoslawien." In Die Gründung einer Tochtergesellschaft im Ausland, edited by M. Lutter, 183-212. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1983. Abstract
Messmann, S.. "Das neue jugoslawische Gesetz über die Schuldverhältnisse." In Jugoslawien : Vertragsabschlüsse mit jugoslawischen Unternehmen, 60 pp., 1980.
Messmann, S.. "Praktische Erfahrungen aus der Sicht eines deutschen Investors." In Rechtsprobleme des jugoslawischen Investitionsrecht, 153-171., 1977.
Conference Paper
Messmann, S.. "Legal Forms and Organization of Joint Ventures in China and Yugoslavia." In Joint ventures as a channel for the transfer of technology, 27-30. New York: United Nations Publications, 1990. Abstract
Journal Article
Messmann, S.. "Mao and the Blond Girl." European Journal of Sinology 3 (2012): 32-41.
Messmann, S.. "Mao és a szőke lány." "2000", no. December (2012): 61-68.
Messmann, S.. "Szépségverseny Datongban." 2000, no. július-augusztus (2011): 75-79.
Messmann, S.. "Kehila Kaifengban." Múlt és Jövő 16, no. 1 (2005): 106-118.
Messmann, S.. "Holding-Gesellschaften im chinesischen Recht." RIWRecht der internationalen Wirtschaft (1996): 312-325.
Messmann, S.. "Arbeitsrecht und Personalpolitik in China." China brief : Beilage zu Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa 11, no. 1 (1995): 9-14.
Messmann, S.. "Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Ungarn." Joint Ventures im internationalen Wirtschaftsverkehr : Praktiken un Vertragstechniken internationaler Gemeinschaftsunternehmen (1990): 474-492.
Messmann, S.. "Die Gründung einer Tochtergesellschaft in Jugoslawien." Die Gründung einer Tochtergesellschaft im Ausland (1988): 245-272.
Messmann, S.. "China als Wirtschaftspartner." Information Bulletin for the members of the European Association for Chinese Law 3, no. 1-2 (1987).
Messmann, S.. "Das neue jugoslawische Investitionsgesetz." RIWRecht der internationalen Wirtschaft (1985): 374-377.
Messmann, S.. "Structural conflicts in joint ventures." International Business Lawyer 10 (1982): 118-122.
Messmann, S.. "Das neue jugoslawische Sachenrecht." Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, no. 4 (1981): 293-325.
Messmann, S.. "Der Vertrag im neuen jugoslawischen Schuldrecht." RIWRecht der internationalen Wirtschaft (1981): 232-236.
Messmann, S.. "Neues Unternehmensrecht in Jugoslawien." NfANachrichten für Aussenhandel, no. 20.04 (1978).
Messmann, S.. "Jugoslawische Kooperationsverordnung verabschiedet." NfANachrichten für Aussenhandel, no. 08.03. (1978).
Messmann, S.. "Die Errichtung einer Tochtergesellschaft in Jugoslawien." ZGRZeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht. (1976): 521-543.
Messmann, S.. "Die langfristige Produktionskooperation mit jugoslawischen Unternehmen." AWDAussenwirtschaftsdienst des Betriebs-Beraters 19 (1973): 520-524.
Magazine Article
Messmann, S.. "Juli hallgat." "2000", no. July - August (2013): 77-80.
Miscellaneous
Newspaper Article