Prof. Dr. univ. Arsène Verny, M.E.S.
Jean Monnet Professor für Europarecht
Vice-President of Robert Schuman University
Department of European and International Law and Policy & International Dispute Resolution
Lawyer Of Counsel
Prof. Dr. univ. Arsène Verny, M.E.S., Jean Monnet Professor for European law, lawyer in Berlin and Prague. In 1992 Prof. Verny founded a Prague-based branch office for a reputable law firm operating internationally and was responsible for building up and heading this branch office until 1998. After that he set up his own law firm and since May 2011 he has been working as an Of-Counsel with the law firm e/s/b Rechtsanwälte.
Besides European and international economic law, central European law, investment law and social law, Prof. Verny specialises in public subsidies and public procurement as well as national and international arbitration.
From 1995 to 2002 Prof. Verny was the leading expert of the European Union (Principal Advisor/Project Director/Lead Expert) in a variety of projects such as PHARE, Cards and TACIS, and held decision-making authority in overseeing and shaping the legal transformation process in new member states, with a focus on the Czech Republic, Central and Eastern Europe. Until 2002 he was a permanent advisor to the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic and a member of the legislative council of the minister.
Prof. Verny is also a member of the Department of West European Studies (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) with the Institute of International Relations at Charles University in Prague, Danube University Krems, and a lecturer with the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg. He is a team member of Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance GmbH Berlin. Since the autumn of 2013 he has held a professorship in the subjects European Politics and European Studies at the renowned Jan Evangelist Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and in European Economic Law with the Department for Constitutional and European Law at the respected University of West Bohemia.
Prof. Verny provides advice in the area of industry and trade, and to public institutions, mostly on international investment projects and multinational collaboration. The focus of his work is on European Union law, national and European subsidies. You can find expert advice from Prof. Verny on these topics in numerous publications and some 120 expert opinions regarding the economic law of Central Europe, the progress of European integration and the impact of the extension to the East on Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In addition, Prof. Verny is the representative of the IFM group (IFM-Gruppe) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Fields of activity:
•Investment law and economic law of central and east European countries with a focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia
•European economic law with focus on cartel law, public procurement and public subsidies
•International economic and process law
•International arbitration and conflict management
•German economic law and social law with a focus on cartel law, competition law and copyright law
•Arbitrator for international legal disputes with the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic in Prague and with the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Berlin/Bonn.
•Author of a number of books on European law
•Studies in Mainz and Cologne
•Postgraduate MA studies in the field of European law, European politics and European economic sciences at RWTH Aachen University
•Internships in Düsseldorf and Budapest
•Completion of postgraduate studies in the field of economic sciences at Budapest University of Economic Sciences
•Licence for lawyer's services in Cologne (Germany)
•Lawyer with Gaedertz Rechtsanwälte in Cologne, Brussels and Prague (Head of Branch)
•Government advisor (Principal Advisor) in EU projects for the convergence of national legal systems with EU law in Central and Eastern Europe
•Head of the Department of Business and European Law at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague
•Habilitation at the Faculty of International Relations with the University of Economics, Prague
•International licence for lawyer's services in the Czech Republic
•Host professor at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
•Member of faculty and senior lecturer at Danube University Krems (Department for EU law and European integration), host professor for science and research since 2002
•Title of Jean Monnet Professor for European law
•CEO of the European Law & Policy Advisory Group (ELPA Group)
•Owner of the law firm Verny Attorneys-at-law, Prague and Berlin
•Member of the Department of West European Studies (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) with the Institute of International Relations at Charles University in Prague
•Senior lecturer at the Department for Public Law with a focus on European law (Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Law) at Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg
•Host professor at the Department for Constitutional and European Law at the respected University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
•Head of international relations at the European School of Governance gGmbH Berlin
•Founding member of the Errichtungs gGmbH team of the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance Berlin
•Chairman of the board of Czech Businesses Association in Germany (VTUD e.V.) Berlin
•Team member of Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance GmbH Berlin
•Of-Counsel in law firm Dr. Růžička, SRP & Partners s.r.o. Prague
•Of-Counsel in law firm e/s/b Rechtsanwälte
•10/2012 - 10/2013: Martin Buber University: Pro-rector & President of the International University Council, Dept. of European and International Law and Policy and Management of Conflicts in International Relations, Europa Campus Kerkrade-Rolduc (October 2012 - October 2013)
•Professor of European politics and European law at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
•Professor of European economic law at the Department for Constitutional and European Law at the respected University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
•2016-2017: Team member of the law firm CÍSAŘ, ČEŠKA, SMUTNÝ s.r.o. in Prague
•07/2016-12/2017: Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Edelmetallgesellschaft e.V. (DEG)
•Czech (mother tongue)
•Russian (passive knowledge)