Professor Emeritus Helmut Koziol
(University of Vienna)
Punitive Damages: A European Perspective
(68 La. L. Rev. 741)
Professor Emeritus Helmut Koziol was born in Vienna (Austria), and received his Doctor Juris degree at the University of Graz (1963). He worked as research and teaching assistant in private law at the University of Bonn (Germany) from 1963-1967, and in the Institute of Civil Law of the University of Vienna (1967). He was awarded a tenured professorship in private law in Linz (Austria), and since 1969, holds a full professorship at the University of Vienna and is currently Professor Emeritus. Since 1993, he has served as member of the Executive Committee of the Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung (Society of German speaking scholars of private law) and as a member of the European Group on Tort Law. In 1994, he was appointed Head of the Law Section of the Austrian Society for Banking Research. In 1997, he became a member of the Board of the German Banking Law Association. In 1999, he became a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Managing Director of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law in Vienna. Since 2002, he is the Managing Director of the Research Unit for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2003 full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the commission set up by the Austrian Ministry of Justice in 2000 which is drafting a new Austrian tort law. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate by the University of Innsbruck (Austria).
The scholarship of Professor Emeritus Koziol resulted in the publication of more than 10 books and more than 100 articles. He is editor of the Austrian Law Journal, Bank-Archiv and member of the board of editors of the German review Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht.
Professor Emeritus Koziol has lectured in China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Korea, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. He recently presented the European Principles of Tort Law at the AALS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2007.