Professor Otto Sandrock studied law at the Universities of Goettingen, Lyon and at the Yale Law School. The University of Goettingen awarded him a Doctor in Law. He passed his First Bar Examination (“Referendar-Examen”) and the Second Bar Examination (“Assessor-Examen”) in Lower Saxony. At the University of Lyon he completed his “Diplôme de Langue et Civilisation Françaises”, and at the Yale Law School he obtained an LL.M. In 1965 he became Assistant Professor of Law (“Habilitation”) at the University of Bonn. From 1968 to 1980 he held a full professorship at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bochum and from 1980 to 1995 he occupied such professorship at the University of Muenster. During the latter period, he was also the Director of the Institute of International Business Law of the University of Muenster where he currently is an Emeritus Professor.
From 2003 to 2006 he was a member of the Committee set up by the German Federal Ministry of Justice to submit proposals for legislation on international company law in response to and in light of new European developments in company law. Such proposals were tabled for Germany as well as for the EU in 2006.
Since 1995, he is attorney and counsel at the Duesseldorf branch of Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe, LL.P. He specialises in arbitrations, in particular, in the area of international business law.
Professor Sandrock is author and co-author of 10 scholarly works and published more than 160 articles in German and other international journals on subjects of domestic and international business law.