B arbara Dauner-Lieb is professor at the University of Cologne, head of Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Labour Law and the Development of European Private Law, director of the Institute of Labour and Business Law, and head of the Center of Legal Learning und Legal Teaching.
She is also manager of the university’s master programme in business law as well as of the German-French master programme in coopertation with the University Paris/Sorbonne.
Inter alia, Professor Dauner-Lieb has taught Civil Law and Company Law at the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU) in Vallendar, Commercial and Company Law at the Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV) in Bonn, and Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law, Labour Law and Procedure Law at the University Hagen/Düsseldorf. Since 2008 she has been a member of the law commission of the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG).
In addition to her teaching, she is also active in economy, judiciary and politics. In the 1980s, she was head of the legal department at Zanders Feinpapiere AG, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany). She then continued working as an attorney and from 2002 until 2007 she was a judge at the Oberlandesgericht Cologne (Court of Appeals). Since 2007 she is a judge at the Landesverfassungsgericht North Rhine-Westphalia (Constitutional Court of the State).
Professor Dauner-Lieb has published numerous articles and has authored and edited several textbooks and legal commentaries, all in her areas of research: Business and Company Law (especially family-owned companies), Civil Law (especially Contract Law, Consumer Law, Family Law and the law of succession), Commercial Law, European Private Law Unification and European Private Law, and Arbitration of Business Disputes.