Julian Pehm

Research Assistant

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Julian Pehm joined the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL) as a research assistant in 2014.

He read law at the University of Vienna where, during his studies, he worked as a student assistant at the Department of Civil Law with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Perner and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Spitzer and at Schneider & Schneider Rechtsanwälte, a Vienna based law firm. He also participated in the Private Law Moot Court Competition ('Franz von Zeiller Moot Court') before starting his research work at ETL.

Julian Pehm's research focuses, inter alia, on the implications of increasing automation and digitisation in society. Recent papers examine, for example, issues of liability in the context of self-driving cars and the protection against hate speech in online media. Another emphasis lies on private law remedies for excessive pricing, such as laesio enormis and usury, and their potential role in the pharmaceutical market.

Julian Pehm has published in a range of recognised journals and has held lectures at various conferences. As a university assistant of the Centre of European Private Law (CEPL) he taught private law at the University of Graz (2016-2018). He is a fellow of the Advanced Research School in Law and Jurisprudence (ARS Iuris Vienna) and, in addition to law, studies Mass Media and Communication Science at the University of Vienna.