A Professor for civil law, law of civil procedure and corporate law at the University of Münster in Germany. He is also Co-Director of the Institute for International Business Law and the Centre for European Private Law and adviser of the postgraduate program on Mergers & Acquisitions.
Saenger studied law and history in Marburg. Following graduation (1986) and various years as an academic assistant at the Institute for Comparative Law (1987–90) he took a Dr. iur. degree from the University of Marburg (1990). After practical training (1990–93) and bar exam (1993) he worked as an academic assistant at the University of Jena (1993–96). He took a Dr. iur. habil. degree from the University of Jena (1996) before he took his current position in 1997. He served as Judge at the State Appeal Court for Civil Matters for several years.
Among others he taught as Visiting Professor at University of Paris X annually between 2001 and 2007. In 2005, 2009 and 2011 he was Visiting Professor at:
- University of Virginia School of Law
- Meiji Gakuin University in 2001 and
- Chuo University in 2006 and 2010.
He was Visiting Scholar at:
- Deakin University in 2004 and 2012
- University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2008
- Southern Methodist University in 2010
Saenger’s research interests include:
- European company law
- law of civil procedure
- consumer law and
- international sales law