LL.M. (Cambridge), EMBA
Professor Raphael Koch studied law at the University of Muenster and completed his legal studies in 2003 with the First Legal State Examination. In 2005 he obtained a Doctorate at the University of Muenster. His doctoral thesis covers a topic of Takeover Law (“The Impact of the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act on the Purchase of own Shares”). From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a legal clerk in Duesseldorf, Cologne and New York and passed the Second Legal State Examination (Bar Exam equivalent) in 2007.
Professor Koch holds a LL.M. degree of the University of Cambridge (2005) and obtained an EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) at the University of Muenster in 2009. From 2007 to 2012, he was Senior Research Fellow (Habilitand) at the Institute of International Business Law (Chair of Civil Law, Law of Civil Procedure and Corporate Law) at the University of Muenster. During this time, he wrote his thesis in the field of German Civil Procedural Law (“Responsibility for Participation in Civil Proceedings”) leading him to acquire his post-doctorate degree (Habilitation) in 2012.
Since 2012, Raphael Koch is Professor of Law at the University of Augsburg and holds the Chair of Civil Law, Law of Civil Procedure, Corporate Law, European Private and International Procedural Law. His main areas of research are Civil Law, Law of Civil Procedure, German and European Corporate and Company Law, Takeover Law and International Sales Law (CISG).
Professor Koch was guest lecturer at Oxford University (2008) and at the German Law School in Lodz/Poland (2011). Since 2009 he regularly works as a lecturer for several EMBA and LL.M. programs at the School of Tax and Business Law in Muenster.