Professor Bernhard Grossfeld

Bernhard Grossfeld

Professor Bernhard Grossfeld


Professor Bernhard Grossfeld studied law at the Universities of Freiburg, (Breisgau), Hamburg and Muenster. He completed his First and Second State Examinations and holds an LLM (Yale), a Dr.jur. (Juris Doctor, Unversity of Muenster) and a Dr.jur.habil. (Habilitation, University of Tuebingen).

He was Professor of Law at the University of Goettingen (1966-1973) and at the University of Muenster (1973-2000). During his years in Muenster he was also Director of the Institute for International Business Law (Comparative Law) and of the Institute for Cooperatives. He is a member of the Academy of Science and was visiting Professor in the USA, China, Japan and South Africa. He holds the “Carl H. Fulda Award” from the University of Texas.

His main areas of research are corporation law and comparative law, with special emphasis on accounting and share evaluations. His last book is on International Accounting. Professor Grossfeld has published extensively in these as well as in a variety of other areas. He is author and co-author of a large number of scholarly works in several jurisdictions. His books, including Dreaming Law. Comparative Legal Semiotics (2010), have been translated into quite a few languages.

He is currently Emeritus Professor of the University of Muenster and keeps close ties with the University of Muenster and, in particular, the Faculty of Law.