Dieter Martiny is emeritus Professor at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder. Dieter Martiny studied law in Heidelberg, Freiburg, Hamburg and Munich from 1963 to 1968. He passed the first and the second State Exam in Munich. After his PhD (1975) and habilitation (1995) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, he was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for foreign and international private law in Hamburg from 1974-1996. Besides that, he was a professor in Hamburg and Osnabrück. Since 2009, he is a guest professor at the Max Planck Institute for foreign and international private law in Hamburg.