- Private International Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Comparative Law
- Contract Law
- IP Law
- IT Law
Tobias is a Stipendiary Lecturer and DPhil candidate at Somerville College. He holds degrees from the Universities of Cologne (LLM), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Maîtrise en droit), and Oxford (MJur; MPhil), as well as a German State Exam.
Tobias came to Oxford as a German Rhodes scholar. Before completing the MPhil in 2016 with a thesis on 'The Internet in EU Private International Law' (published here), he passed the MJur in 2015, winning the Law Faculty's Clifford Chance Prize (Proxime Accessit) and the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law. Tobias has published on questions of Contract Law, IP Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law, and International Commercial Arbitration and is one of the authors of the 14th edition of Soergel, Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (Vol 13, CISG, Kohlhammer 2018). In Oxford, he is now working on his DPhil thesis on internet regulation by Private International Law.