Josef Drexl

Member of the Nexa Board of Trustees

Main affiliation: Max Planck Institute (Germany)

Professor Dr. Josef Drexl, LLM, graduated from the University of Munich and holds a Ph.D. degree (1990) and a habilitation degree of the same University, in addition to an LL.M. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Josef Drexl worked as a law professor at the Universities of Würzburg and Munich from 1997 to 2006; he continues to be a honorary professor at the University of Munich. Since 2002 he has been a director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. In 2003, Professor Drexl was elected the first chair of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA). As the Chair of the Maniging Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) he is responsible for an internationally renowned LL.M. program in IP. He acted as a visiting professor at Oxford University, LUISS University (Rome) and New York University. He regularly teaches in the LL.M. program in EU law at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Professor Drexl is an expert in international and European competition law, intellectual property law, consumer law and WTO law.