Dr. Kerstin Kern
LL.M. (Wellington)


  • Law studies in Constance.
  • First state examination in law in Constance, 1999.
  • Master of Laws in Company Law sector at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zeeland). Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1999-2000.
  • Second state examination in law in Freiburg, 2002.
  • Scientific assistant at the chair of civil law, law of the economic system and law of international legal relations at the University of Constance, 2002-2005.
  • Lawyer in Constance, 2006-2011.
  • Doctorate (Dr. jur. 2014) with a doctoral thesis on exclusive patent licenses in cross-border insolvencies in Europe (comparing French, German and European patent and insolvency law).



  • Treatment of the commercial firm name containing the owner´s personal name in insolvency proceedings (in German), BB 1999, S. 1717 ff.
  • Balancing Conflicting Interests – A comparative view on share repurchases in New Zeeland, Germany and the USA, Wellington 2001.
  • Exclusive Patent Licenses in European Insolvency Law (in German), Frankfurt 2014.

Language skills

German, English


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