Thomas Hoffmann, associate professor
tel: +372 620 2427
Thomas Hoffmann started his legal studies at the University of Trier and passed his first state exam in law in 2005 at the University of Heidelberg, where he—following a research semester spent at the University of Latvia—also received his Ph.D. in 2006. After passing the second state exam at the Heidelberg district court in 2007 and his admission to the German bar, he worked as an associated lawyer in an international law firm in its offices in Kiev and Berlin, before he became a research fellow of the Institute of East European Law in Kiel, Germany in 2009. In 2011, he relocated to Estonia, where he first was appointed as DAAD Lecturer in Law at the University of Tartu, before he became Associated Professor at Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology in 2016."
Topics of supervision: Private international law, Law of Obligations/Consumer law, Insolvency Law, IP Law
Selection of publications:
- "The Phenomenon of "Consumer Insolvency Tourism" and its Challenges to European Legislation”, In: Journal of Consumer Policy 35/2012, p. 461-475
- The Weber/Putz “Proportionality Principle”: Determining Subsequent Performance Anew?”, Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy, 2014, 10, p. 383 - 394
- "Enforcing Chinese Antimonopoly Law in the Internet Industry: An Analysis with Special References to Baidu.com”, in: China and WTO Review, Sept. 2016 Volume 2 number 2, p. 223-256