Bernhard A. KochBernhard A. Koch

Professor of Civil Law,
University of Innsbruck;
Member of the European Group on Tort Law


University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Tel: (+43) 512 507-8110
Fax: (+43) 512 507-9885


[Personal Website]
Curriculum Vitae
Bernhard A Koch was born in 1966 in Feldkirch (Austria). He studied law in Innsbruck (Mag iur 1989), Tübingen (Germany, Dr iur summa cum laude 1992), and Michigan (USA, LLM 1993). He completed his habilitation for private law and comparative law in 1998. Bernhard A Koch started to work as an assistant at the University of Innsbruck in 1985, where he was awarded tenure in 1999. After two years on leave for work at ECTIL and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he returned to Innsbruck, where he holds a chair in civil law. From 2004 to 2010, Koch was the Vice Director of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Tort Law (ETL). Bernhard A Koch’s main fields of research are tort, contract, real property and family law. He is a member of the European Group on Tort Law.