Christoph G. Paulus has been a professor of law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin since 1994, holding a chair for civil law, civil procedure law, insolvency law and ancient Roman law. Before that, he was teaching, inter alia, at the universities of Heidelberg and of Saarland. He studied law at the University of Munich and earned his LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley.
As an expert primarily in insolvency law, Christoph has worked several times as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Moreover, from 2006 through 2011, he worked as an adviser for the German delegation on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law insolvency law sessions. He has lectured worldwide and held guest professorships at various universities. In addition, he is a member of various international institutions such as the American College of Bankruptcy and the International Insolvency Institute (of which he was a vice-president until summer 2017).