Prof.Dr. Gerd Morgenthaler

 

Prof.Dr. Gerd Morgenthaler 

Professor für Öffentliches Recht - Professor of Public Law
Universität Siegen - University of Siegen

was Born in Mosbach/Baden, Germany, in 1962. High school diploma in 1981; basic military service, Officer on the reserve list. University studies of Law (Faculty of Law) and studies of Economics (Faculty of Social Sciences) in Heidelberg; First Judicial State Exam, Heidelberg, in 1987. Legal trainee ("Rechtsreferendar") in the compulsory German state-run training program for judges and lawyers, which contained among others internships at courts and the administration of BadenWurttemberg, an audit and tax consultancy firm, and an international law firm in Sydney, Australia. Second Judicial State Exam, Stuttgart, in 1991. 1991 Graduation at the University of Heidelberg (Dr. iur.) with a doctor thesis on international tax law (“Die Lizenzgebuehren im System des internationalen Einkommensteuerrechts” = Royalty Payments in the System of International Income Tax Law). Research associate at the chair of Prof. Dr. Paul Kirchhof, University of Heidelberg, who was at that time a judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court; at the same time scientific editor of a multivolume commentary on German income tax law, and visiting lecturer at the University of Darmstadt. Postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Habilitation”) with a research paper on German constitutional law at the University of Heidelberg (“Freiheit durch Gesetz. Der parlamentarische Gesetzgeber als Erstadressat der Freiheitsgrundrechte” = Freedom by Legislation. The Parliamentary Legislator as the First Power Addressed by the Basic Rights Provisions Guaranteeing Freedom); in 1999 venia legendi in "Public Law including Finance and Tax Law, and Constitutional History of modern times”. Deputyship of chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Bonn, and Siegen. Full Professor of Public Law (German Constitutional and Administrative Law including the European and International Aspects), University of Siegen, since 2001. Academic Director, Siegener Institut für Unternehmensbesteuerung, Wirtschaftsprüfung, Rechnungslegung und Wirtschaftsrecht (SUWI). Academic Director, Institut für Europäische Regionalforschungen (IFER). From 2002 to 2004 ViceDean for International Cooperation of the School of Economic Disciplines, University of Siegen. Organizer of the International and Interdisciplinary Summer School ‘Security Issues in the South Caucasus and Central Asia’ (funded by the German Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, and private sponsors) at Qafqaz University (Baku, Azerbaijan) in 2010 and at the University of Siegen in 2012. Many research and lecturing visits abroad, inter alia in the United States, Chile, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and China. Member of several national and international academic associations and scientific boards. Honorary Professor of the School of International Law, Northwest University of Politics and Law, Xi`an, China, since 2010. Fields of Research: German Constitutional Law – European Union Law – German, European and International Tax Law, Energy Law, and Environmental Law – Law and Development Languages: German (mother tongue), English (excellent), Latin (good command), French (good command), Spanish (fairly good), Turkish (basics), Chinese (basics), Arabic (basics), modern Greek (basics) Publications (selection) Monographies and Editions: Die Lizenzgebühren im System des internationalen Einkommensteuerrechts. Dissertation. C.F.Müller, Heidelberg 1992. Freiheit durch Gesetz. Der parlamentarische Gesetzgeber als Erstadressat der Freiheitsgrundrechte. Habilitationsschrift. Mohr Siebeck (Jus publ. 40), Tübingen 1999. Die Erneuerung des Verfassungsstaates. Symposion aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages von Professor Dr. Paul Kirchhof. Ed. by Rudolf Mellinghoff, Gerd Morgenthaler and Thomas Puhl. C.F.Müller, Heidelberg 2003. Klausuren aus dem Steuerrecht. Klausurenkurs Juristische Übungsbücher.

 

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