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Obituary: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert Reich

27 October 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Norbert Reich, visiting professor of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCL) at the University of Groningen, from 1 April 2013. Norbert Reich was an Emeritus Professor in private law and European economic law at the University of Bremen, and a worldwide known expert on European private law.

In 1973 Norbert Reich became a Professor at the Hamburg University for Economics and Politics (HWP). From 1982 he was a Professor at the University of Bremen and from 2005 an Emeritus Professor. He also was the founding director of the ZERP, the Centre of European Law and Politics at the University of Bremen from 1982-1991. In 2000 he received an honorary doctorate from Helsinki University and from 2001-2004 he was the Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law. Besides his visiting professorship at Groningen University, professor Norbert Reich held visiting professorships at the Universities of Montpellier, Fribourg, Keele, Luzern and Tartu. Prof. Reich’s other activities included several advisory activities in European economic and consumer law.

During his appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of Groningen, Professor Norbert Reich taught several classes and held lectures and seminars on European private law. He will be greatly missed.

Prof. Norbert Reich
Prof. Norbert Reich

This article was published by the Faculty of Law.

Last modified:28 October 2015 1.03 p.m.

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