Christoph G. Paulus has been a professor of law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Germany from 1994 to 2019 – holding a chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Insolvency Law and ancient Roman Law. He had studied law at the University of Munich and has done his LL.M. at the University of California in Berkeley. Being an expert primarily in insolvency law, Prof. Paulus has worked several times as a consultant of both the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC. Moreover, from 2006 through 2011, he served as an adviser of the German delegation on the UNCITRAL insolvency law sessions. He has lectured worldwide and has held guest professorships at various universities; additionally, he is member of various international institutions such as the American College of Bankruptcy or the International Insolvency Institute (of which he has been a Vice-President until summer 2017). Since his retirement in spring 2019 he is Associate Member of South Square, London, and since September 1, 2019 Of Counsel with White & Case, Berlin.