Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Krüßmann, LL.M.

Senior Expert Counsel at LANSKY, GANZGER, GOETH & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Kruessmann, LL.M. is a German-qualified lawyer with many years of experience working as attorney-at-law and consultant in Vienna and Moscow. Currently, he is the Academic Director of the Master programme "International Corporate Compliance and Business Ethics" at Higher School of Economics (Moscow). In addition, he is co-ordinator of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights” for Ukraine and Belarus with the University of Graz. As President of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus, he devotes himself to European Studies in the wider Caucasus region, including by acting as series editor of the book series “European Studies in the Caucasus”. He is founding director of the Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Centre at the University of Graz (2010-2015) and Visiting Professor at Kazan Federal University (2015-2016). Beyond the Caucasus, his research interests extend to issues of comparative, European and international criminal law, as well as corruption and compliance. He is chair of the Supervisory Board of Higher School of Jurisprudence / Higher School of Economics in Moscow and maintains close relations with a number of leading universities in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.

Job description: Senior Expert Counsel at LANSKY, GANZGER, GOETH & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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  • 1993 – 1997 Dr. iur., University of Hamburg (summa cum laude)
  • 1991 – 1992 Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial and Corporate Law, Kings College London
  • 1997 – 2006 Habilitation, venia legendi for criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law as well as East European law, University of Passau
  • Since 10/2013 Of Counsel with LANSKY, GANZGER, GOETH, FRANKL + partner GmbH
  • Since 03/2018 Senior Research Associate, Global Europe Centre, University of Kent (Canterbury, Brussels)
  • Since 10/2017 President of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus
  • Since 02/2019 Senior postdoc researcher, University of Graz
  • Since 01/2019 Senior Legal Advisor, Urus Advisory, MOSKAU / LONDON
  • 04/2017 – 08/2018 Senior Key expert, GOPA GmbH
  • 01/2016 – 10/2018 Coordinator OF JEAN MONNET NETWORK, Tartu University
  • 09/2015 – 08/2016 University Professor, Kazan Federal University
  • 09/2010 – 08/2015 University Professor, DIRECTOR OF RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN & EURASIAN STUDIES CENTRE; University of Graz
  • 08/2009 – 09/2013 Attorney-at-law, LANSKY, GANZGER + partner GmbH
  • 01/2006 – 04/2009 Deputy Director of the Master in South East European Law and European Integration, University of Graz
  • 10/2006 – 03/2007 Substitute for the Chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Greifswald
  • 11/1997 – 12/2005 Assistant Professor, University of Passau
  • 01/1997 – 10/1997 Key expert – in-country team leader, Richter, Fermaud & Partner
  • 04/1996 – 12/1996 Conference Manager, FORUM Institut für Management
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