Professor Armbrüster is the Chair of Private Law, Commercial and Company Law, Insurance Law and Private International Law at Freie Universität Berlin, as well as a Judge at the Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht). His list of publications currently contains some 200 scientific publications mainly in the fields of Contract, Company and Business Law, Insurance, Private International Law and European Law as well as about 60 book reviews and other articles in legal periodicals. The Dissertation on Insurance Contract Law was marked “summa cum laude”. The Habilitationsschrift which deals with Company Law and Trust was awarded the Helmut Schippel prize of Deutsche Notarrechtliche Vereinigung. Professor Armbrüster has been invited to Universities in Paris and Rome as a Visiting Professor, where he has taught Company and Business Law in English and French. He is the German representative for the THEMIS network of excellence that includes Bocconi in Milan, ESADE in Barcelona as well as Paris XII. Furthermore, he participates in the Working Group on the Protection of Cultural Heritage located at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. He is a member of the Insurance Board of the Federal Financial Services Control Board (Bundesanstalt fuer Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) in Bonn, Germany, as well as of Versicherungswissenschaftliches Netzwerk Berlin. His advice has been sought by the German Government and by the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in the context of various lawmaking projects.