Professor for Law and Regulation of the Digital Transformation at TU Munich

Professor Dr. Boris P. Paal, M.Jur. (Oxford) is a full tenured Professor for Law and Regulation of the Digital Transformation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), School of Social Sciences and Technology, Department of Governance.

Professor Paal’s research and teaching focuses on the implications and regulatory issues of digital transformation, in particular with respect to the digital and data economy as well as the legal framework for future technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

In October 2023, he was appointed to the TUM as a professor of excellence. He previously held chairs for data, media and information law at the University of Freiburg (2009-2021) and the University of Leipzig (2021-2023). From 2020-2023 he was active on the bench as a judge at the Hamburg District Court (IP- and IT Law).

Professor Paal has more than 25 years of experience in academia. He is the editor and author of leading commentaries and ground-breaking publications on all areas of the law and regulation of the digital transformation. Professor Paal provides legal expert expertise in various settings to public and private institutions. Research stays and guest lectureships took him to international universities of excellence, e.g. Cambridge (UK), Harvard, New York (Columbia, Fordham, NYU), Oxford (UK), Seoul (SNU), Stanford, Yale.