University of Bayreuth

Kai Purnhagen

Professor and Chair for Food Law

Professor Kai Purnhagen (PhD (EUI), LLM (Wisconsin-Madison), MJI, State Exam (Giessen)) is Professor and Chair for Food Law, University of Bayreuth, Campus Kulmbach, Co-Director of the Institute for Food law and a distinguished international visitor at the Rotterdam Institute for Law and Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam Law School. He has broad expertise in international and EU law, especially in internal market, competition and trade law, private law, as well as in WTO litigation. Previously he served as Assistant and Associate Professor at Wageningen University, Akademischer Rat aZ at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam and lecturer at the University of Lucerne. Previous positions include a Fellowship at the Law School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting scholarship at the London School of Economics.