Prof. Dr. Claudius Eisenberg

Prof. Dr.

Claudius Eisenberg

Wirtschaftsprivatrecht mit Schwerpunkt Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht





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Claudius Eisenberg is Professor of Business Law at Pforzheim University as well as a of counsel. After studying at the University of Konstanz, working as a research associate, and writing his dissertation under Prof. Dr. Dr. C. T. Ebenroth, he worked at a Munich law firm specialised
in business law. In 1999 he then joined the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, and Technology, assuming responsibility for enterprises in difficulties, state guarantees, development banks, and capital investment firms. Eisenberg subsequently assumed a position as head of the department for legal affairs, personnel, administration, and PR at Bayern International. In this role, he was also deputy director of the company.
Since 2003 he has taught business law at Pforzheim University, specialising in contract and liability law, commercial law, product safety and liability law, and the interface between private and public business law. In addition to his teaching he carries out research and practice-oriented projects on product and distribution law, especially on product safety and product liability law, medical products law, and compliance.
In 2008 and 2009 Eisenberg took a leave of absence to serve as deputy director of the law programme being run in China by the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ). This programme is part of the ongoing dialog between Germany and China on the rule of law. In
2014 - 2019 he was elected dean for academic affairs of the Faculty for Business and Law, and a member of the faculty board.

Claudius Eisenberg studies legal and economic aspects of product and distribution law. Across the entire field of production and distribution, companies are now confronted with a multitude of legal regulations in competition law, product safety law, consumer protection law and further legal requirements. Often, individual employees feel overwhelmed by the vastness of these requirements. Part of Claudius Eisenberg’s work is devoted to taking these general legislative demands and translating them into specific everyday obligations for specific areas in a company. Together with Rainer Gildeggen, Andreas Willburger and Andreas Reuter, he wrote a product liability manual especially designed for management practice. The second edition of the manual appeared in fall of 2013.
In recent years, product law in Germany has been strongly shaped by the EU, which has been issuing new regulations (or new regulation proposals) for specific sectors in increasingly short intervals. These EU regulations frequently cause frictions with existing rules in the member states.
Claudius Eisenberg works to identify such frictions and develop solutions for dealing with them in management practice.
Digitisation is advancing at a very rapid pace, particularly in the product sector (e.g. smart products), which is giving rise to new aspects of security/safety and liability law, e.g. with regard to the protection of personality, which have not yet been fully penetrated by law. These topics are a focus of Claudius Eisenberg's research activities.

Business Law (Econimic Law?) ,  Contract Law ,  Liability Law ,  Product Liability Law ,  Product Safety Law

since 2016 - Bettinger Scheffelt Müller PmbB -

Of Counsel

2008 - 2009 - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - China

Deputy Program Director, Legal Advisory Program to the PR China


Lehrpreis der Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Recht an der Hochschule Pforzheim

Journal article

EISENBERG, C. (2021). Datenschutz durch Technikgestaltung als Instrument zur Reduzierung von Produkthaftungsrisiken. Zeitschrift zum Innovations- und Technikrecht (InTeR) (1), pp. 17-22.

EISENBERG, C., TAVAKOLI, A. (2019). Produkthaftungsansprüche in der Unternehmensliquidation. PHi - Haftpflicht international, 3, 106-109.

TAVAKOLI, A., & EISENBERG, C. (2018). Die GmbH und ihre Verbindlichkeiten in der Liquidation. GmbHR, 2 (2018), pp. 75 - 85.

EISENBERG, C., & SCHEFFELT, M. (2017). Bauproduktenrecht - gewichtige Herausforderungen für alle Baubeteiligten. Baurecht, 2017 (12), 2070 - 2079.

EISENBERG, C., & BINDING, J. (2014). Product Liability in the People`s Republic of China. Business Law International, 15 (1), 19 - 33.

EISENBERG, C. (2013). Das neue Bauproduktenrecht - Bekanntes, Neues, Ungeklärtes. Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht : NZBau, 675-681.

EISENBERG, C. (2012). Möglichkeiten des E-Mail-Direktmarketing ohne Einwilligung der Beworbenen. Betriebs-Berater (BB), 2963-2967.

EISENBERG, C. (2011). Aktuelle Entwicklungen zum Nacherfüllungsanspruch im Kaufrecht - bahnbrechende Entscheidungen von EuGH und BGH. Betriebs-Berater (BB), 2634-2640.

EISENBERG, C., & BINDING, J. (2011). Das neue Produkthaftungsrecht der VR China. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, 511-515.

EISENBERG, C. (2010). Deutsch-chinesisches Richterseminar vom 19.-25. Oktober 2009 an der Nationalen Richterakademie des Obersten Volksgerichts der VR China in Peking. Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht, 82-84.

EISENBERG, C., & HENNING, E. (2010). Die Beweiswürdigung des Zeugen im chinesischen Zivilprozess - eine auch rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung. Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht, 239-247.

EISENBERG, C., & BINDING, J. (2010). Produkthaftung in der VR China. Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, 1-13.

EISENBERG, C. (2009). Draft of the Law on Social Assistance (V.R.China). Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht, 100-105.

EISENBERG, C. (2009). Sino-German Symposium on China´s Social Assistance Legislation - 18. November 2008 in Peking. Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht, 106-109.


EISENBERG, C. (1998). Das Internationale Privatrecht der Anwaltshaftung. Hartung-Gorre Verlag.

Chapter in Book

EISENBERG, C. (2020). Delikte (4., aktual. ed.). In Gildeggen, R.; Lorinser, B.; Willburger, A. u. a. (Eds.), Wirtschaftsprivatrecht - Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte (pp. 303-329). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

EISENBERG, C. (2016). Delikte. In Rainer Gildeggen, Barbara Lorinser, Andreas Willburger u.a. (Eds.), Wirtschaftsprivatrecht - Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte (pp. 291-318). De Gruyter/Oldenbourg Verlag.

EISENBERG, C. (2015). Instruktionspflichten - Produkthaftung für Instruktionsfehler. In Ruhmannseder/Lehner/Beukelmann (Ed.), Compliance akutell (pp. 63-75). C.F. Müller Verlag.

EISENBERG, C. (2013). Kapitel 10: Delikte. In Lorinser, Barbara; Brönneke, Tobias; Willburger, Andreas    (Eds.), Wirtschaftsprivatrecht - Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte. Oldenbourg Verlag.

EISENBERG, C. (2011). Kapitel 10: Delikte. In Lorinser, Barbara; Brönneke, Tobias; Willburger, Andreas    (Eds.), Wirtschaftsprivatrecht - Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte (pp. 237-). Oldenbourg Verlag.

Article in Proceeding

EISENBERG, C. (2003). Bayerische Fördermaßnahmen zur Markterschließung im Ausland. In 1. Reisensburger Umweltbiotechnologie-Tag (Ed.), in: Mücke, W. und Gröger, G. (Hrsg.): 1. Reisensburger Umweltbiotechnologie-Tag 23. Mai 2003. S. 131-145, KIZ, Ulm (pp. 131-145). Hrsg. von W. Mücke und G. Gröger.

Editor (Book, Proceeding)

GILDEGGEN, R., LORINSER, B., WILLBURGER, A., BROENNEKE, T., BUCHMANN, F., EISENBERG, C., ... WECHSLER, A. (2020). Wirtschaftsprivatrecht: Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte (4., aktual. ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

BROENNEKE, T., BUCHMANN, F., EISENBERG, C., GILDEGGEN, R., HARRIEHAUSEN, S., JAUTZ, U., ... WILLBURGER, A. (2016). Wirtschaftsprivatrecht - Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte (3., aktual. und erw. ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

Media Citation


Interview in "Beschaffung aktuell" Heft 7-8, 2020, S. 32. Der Einkaufsvertrag in Krisenzeiten


Instructor for seminar/workshop

since 2015

IBR-Seminare Germany


Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO) of the Ministry of Commerce of the PR China