Prof. Dr. iur. Achim Rogmann

Prof. Dr. iur. Achim Rogmann is Professor of European and International Business Law and head of the Department of Customs and Foreign Trade Law which forms part of the Institute for European and International Business Law at the Brunswick European Law School (BELS) in Wolfenbüttel.

He graduated with a Diploma in Public Administration at the University of Public Administration (Duisburg) and continued his legal studies at the University of Muenster. During his legal traineeship he worked for a law firm in Johannesburg/South Africa. Professor Rogmann joined the German Federal Finance Administration in 1990 where he was appointed as lecturer in European Law and European Customs Law at the Customs Academy in Münster. During this time he completed the Foreign Law Programme “English for Law” at the University of Münster, which included an internship at HM Customs & Excise in Dover, England.

Since 2000, Professor Rogmann has been a professor at Brunswick European Law School (BELS) which is the faculty of law at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. Up to 2008 he was head of the European Documentation Centre at Ostfalia University, where he is also responsible for combating corruption. He is member of the advisory board of ELSA (European Law Student’s Association) Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel. In 2008 he took up the post of Dean of Studies at Brunswick European Law School.

In his research, Prof. Rogmann specialises in European Customs and Foreign Trade Law as well as World Trade Law and he has published a number of works in these areas. He is member of the Editorial Board of the “Außenwirtschaftliche Praxis” journal and the Academic Board of the European Forum for External Trade, Excise and Customs (EFA). He has lectured in the USA, Austria, Australia, China, Uruguay, South Africa, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Serbia and in Palestine and acted as an expert for technical assistance and capacity building in a number of projects related to customs and other international trade issues. He regularly holds guest lectures at universities in Helsinki and Belgrade. In 2004 he was Visiting Fellow at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. From October 2009 to February 2010 he was Visiting Professor at Murdoch University’s Faculty of Law and Business, where he completed the programme on professional training in arbitration law and practice at the Western Australian Institute of Dispute Management (WAIDM). Since 2010, Prof. Rogmann has been an Associate (ACIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London