Professor Dr. Josef Drexl, LLM, is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. He graduated from the University of Munich in 1996 and holds a Ph.D. degree (1990) and a habilitation degree of the same University, in addition to an LL.M. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Josef Drexl worked as a law professor at the Universities of Würzburg and Munich from 1997 to 2006. In 2003, Professor Drexl was elected the first chair of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA). He acted as a visiting professor at Oxford University, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome and at the New York University Law School. Professor Drexl is an expert in international and European competition law, intellectual property law, consumer law and WTO law.