Dr. Eckart Bueren is a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany, which he joined on 2011. Eckart Bueren studied law at the universities of Münster and Bonn and received his first law degree in 2005. Previously, he was a student assistant at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). After his legal clerkship, inter alia at the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, the German Federal Cartel Office and a notary’s office, Eckart Bueren passed the qualifying Second State Examination in 2007. He then worked as a research assistant for Prof. Daniel Zimmer (university of Bonn, institute for trade and company law). In addition, Eckart Bueren studied economics at the university of Hagen, from which he received his economic degree (Diplom-Volkswirt) in 2011 with distinction.
In 2011 Eckart Bueren obtained a Doctorate (Dr. iur.) from the University of Bonn. He received a doctoral scholarship (2009-2010) and a publication grant (2011) of the economics and law working group at the association for the promotion of German science and humanities (Arbeitskreis Wirtschaft und Recht im Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft) and a further publication grant of the Max-Planck-Institute Hamburg (2012). For his doctoral thesis „Verständigungen - Settlements im Kartellbußgeldverfahren" (settlements in competition law administrative fine proceedings), he has been awarded the FORIS Price (third price) by the Faculty of Law and Economics at the university of Bonn (2012) and the Jacques Lassier Price of the International League of Competition Law/Ligue international du droit de la concurrence (LIDC) (2013).
Eckart Bueren’s research concentrates on competition law, capital markets law and corporate law, each including comparative law and economic analysis of law. Besides, Eckart Bueren is in charge of the country department for Switzerland at the MPI, regularly acting as an expert for German courts and authorities in matters of Swiss law.