Professor Dr. h.c. Astrid STADLER

Chair of Private Law, Civil Procedure Law, Private International Law & Comparative Law, University of Konstanz, Germany

rofessor Stadler has obtained her PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and qualified as a professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1993. She is an expert in German, European and International civil procedure law. Her research has had a focus on collective redress since the early 2000s. From 2011-2015 she held a part-time chair on comparative mass litigation at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, School of Law. She has published more than 80 articles on the topic of collective redress and third-party litigation funding and has edited several books with international teams of authors on the topic. In the ELI/UNIDROIT project on European Model Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 2020 she was a co-reporter on the chapter of collective redress.

She has been a member of the supervisory boards of several Dutch foundations dedicated to the enforcement of consumer rights in mass harm events.

Professor Stadler is president of the German Association of Civil Procedural Law and co-editor of the German legal periodical “Juristenzeitung” (JZ) and the “Journal of Civil Procedure – International”. She was guest professor at Kyoto University, Japan (2023) and Tongji University Shanghai (since 2017), is a member of the Joint Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai, HU Berlin & University of Konstanz („Sino-German International Economic Law Institute“) and is a member of the „Center for Studies on Justice“ der Fudan Law School, Shanghai.

University of Konstanz Department of Law 78457 Konstanz Germany

Phone: 0049 7531 88 2327

Fax: 0049 7531 88 3295



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The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.

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