Law and political sciences in Münster, Heidelberg, Bonn and Washington D.C.
1969 Syndication (including export financing and insurance) in large-scale plant construction
1973 Founding of his own law firm
The namesake of the law firm Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner, Berlin, Frankfurt, Freiburg and Cologne, Alicante and Brussels.
2020 Lawyer in individual law firm.
Focus on activities
Law of the General Terms and Conditions
extensive expert work
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the “Operations Consultant”, Frankfurt
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board in the “Monthly Journal for German Law”, Cologne
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board in the “”Journal for Business Law”, Cologne
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the “Decisions on Business Law”, Cologne
Head of The Scriptures
Since 2015 Editor of the “Journal of International Business Law”
since 2020 Baden-Baden
Since 1998 lecturer at Bielefeld University
since 2004 Honorary Professor – Focus: Repetitorium of Commercial and Corporate Law as well as Legal Problems of Export Financing
2003 – 2015 Member of the Executive Board of the German Bar Association, Berlin
2004 – 2015 Vice-President of the German Bar Association, Berlin
2004 – 2015 Member of the German delegation to the “Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe”, Brussels
2010 – 2015 Head of the German delegation to the “Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe”, Brussels
Multiple memberships in advisory bodies of the EU Commission – in particular for the “Draft Common European Sales Law” (CESL) from 2011 – 2014 as well as for “Liability Issues of Artificial Intelligence” (from 2018)
2011 Founding member of the “European Law Institute”, Vienna
since then member of the “Council” of the “European Law Institute”, Vienna
Numerous publications in all relevant legal publications on national and international civil and commercial law as well as on the law of general terms and conditions, data contract law and European law.
1965/1966 USA-Correspondent of the weekly newspaper “Echo der Zeit”
1962 – 2010 permanent participation in the weekly newspaper “Rheinischer Merkur”
since 1982 Imprint employee at the weekly newspaper “Rheinischer Merkur”
Dr. Friedrich Graf von Westphalen is one of the leading lawyers In Germany.
I have worked for the CCBE in Bruxelles for almost 15 years as member and head of the German delegation (2010 – 2015). I chaired the Committe on European Private Law from 2006 to 2015;
I had been appointed as expert to the EU-Commission for the work on the project of a “Common European Sales Law” from 2010 – 2013; I had also been appointed as expert to the EU-Commission for the review of the Products Liability Directive, including problems of AI (how best to be incorporated).
I served vicepresident to the German Bar Association (DAV) from 2004 – 2015 (responsible for Europea matters).
I am a founding member of the “European Law Institute” (Vienna) and had been appointed as member of the Council which I still am.