Professor Emanuel V. Towfigh

Curriculum Vitæ





since 2008

Member of the Board of Partners, Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim

since 2011 Member of the Advisory Board of Freudenberg SE (in personal union)


since 2008

Volunteer work at Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

Reviewer, Selection Panel, Summer Schools etc.


since 2007

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)

since 2020 in towfigh.law professional partnership, Frankfurt am Main

Field of work:

  • Non-Profit Associations, Trusts, Family Office
  • Constitutional Law (focus on law & religion), Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Law and Economics, Empirical Legal Research


1 July 2007 – 31 March 2016

Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Department Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel), Bonn

2007 – 2013 Member of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society and Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice



December 2014

Habilitation, Law School der University of Münster



2012/13

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law


2011/12

Global Fellow und Hauser Research Scholar, New York University School of Law


2011 – 2016


2014 – 2016

Co-Founder and General Manager, Latest Thinking GmbH, Hamburg


2005 – 2007

Clerkship and Second State Exam in Law (Bar Exam equivalent), Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Düsseldorf; admitted to the bar


2003 – 2007

Research and Teaching Fellow, Chair in Public Law and Public Administration (Prof. Dr. Janbernd Oebbecke), Law School, University of Münster

2003 – 2005

Dr. iur. (Ph.D. in Law equivalent) University of Münster

1998-2002

Student Assistant, Chair in Public Law and Public Administration (Prof. Dr. Janbernd Oebbecke), Law School, University of Münster


2002

First State Exam in Law (J.D. equivalent), Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Hamm


1997 – 2002

Studies of Law, Economics and Modern Chinese at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and of Nanjing (P.R. China)