Prof. Dr. Elmar Giemulla

Professor, TU Berlin, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Academic Career

  • First Legal State examination, 1974
  • Second Legal State examination, 1977
  • Assistant Lecturer at Cologne University, 1977 - 1981
  • PhD in Law, 1979
  • Professor at the Federal University since 1981: EU law and Aviation Law
  • US Bar examination, 1991
  • Honorary Professor of Aviation Law at Berlin University of Technology since 2000
  • Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2008
  • Inhouse trainer of international and EU aviation law and politics at EASA
  • Admitted as Rechtsanwalt (Berlin) and Attorney-at-Law (New York


Research Focus

  • International and EU Aviation Law and Aviation Politics
  • International and EU Aviation Organizations Regulatory aspects of aviation
  • Author of several books on international and national aviation law and of numerous treatises on different current issues in aviation law, e. g.:
    • International and EU Aviation Law – Selected Issues
    • European Air Law – Anthology
    • UAS regulation in Germany (Introduction and commentary of sub-ordinated regulations)


Fields of practical Consulting

  • Regular consultant on issues relating to international and EU Aviation Law
  • Consultant to Governments on
    • advising Governments on the implementation of the EU “Acquis communautaire” in preparation of their accession to EU/ECAA
    • restructuring aviation administrations,
    • Participating in international disputes on EU aviation law (as expert witness or representative of parties)