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Thomas Neumann

PhD, Master of Laws

  • Niels Jernes Vej 8, A, 224

    9220 Aalborg Ø



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Personal profile

Research profile

Thomas Neumann is PhD from Aarhus School of Business in 2011. He is a former participant of the 14th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (semi-final contestant) and he published his first article as a master student in the Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration. While writing his PhD dissertation he launched the CISG Nordic research database ( comprising materials relevant to the interpretation and application of the Convention in the Nordic countries. Thomas Neumann was awarded the PhD degree in 2011 for his dissertation ‘An Exploration of Article 80 CISG’ and subsequently he won a two-year working grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for his initiatives on international sales law. 

Host of the conference International Commercial Law from a Nordic and Baltic Perspective 2014 with subsequent release of open source video-conference book.

Host of the 25th CISG Advisory Council meeting 2018 at Aalborg University in collaboration with INTRAlaw research centre at Aarhus University.

Thomas Neumann is currently the head of the doctoral education in law at Aalborg University, the editor-in-chief of the Nordic Journal of Commercial Law and editor of the Albert H Kritzer Database at Pace Law School in New York. Neumann’s current research activities involve international business law, contract law, sales law, law of obligations, law and technology, the cybersociety and law, and crowdfunding.

PhD Supervision

Head of doctoral studies in law since september 2018.
Involvement in the following PhD projects:

- The Transfer of Rights and Obligations under Bills of Lading in a Digitalized Age. (Primary supervisor)
- Enhanced Trademark Protection in the EU and China: a comparative study. (Primary supervisor)
- The U.S.’ Handling Of Tax Secrecy: Anti-Avoidance Measures. (Secondary supervisor)
- Politiets hemmelige efterforskning på Internettet. (Assessment committee chairman)
- Domstolsprøvelse og rimelig sagsbehandlingstid i forældreansvarssager. (Assessment committee chairman)

Administrative profile

Head of Research at the Department of Law at Aalborg University (Okt 2019 - ).

Head of doctoral education in law at Aalborg University (Sep 2018 - ).

PBL Digital@SAMF VIP ambassador 2020.

Member of the Study Board (2017-2019).

Teaching profile

Named teacher of the year at the faculty of social science at Aarhus BSS 2014.

Currently teaching: Advanced International Sales Law, Law of obligations, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Previously taught: Comparative private law, international business law, sales law (køberet), law of obligations (obligationsret), international private law, business in china, privacy law etc.

Heavily engaged in teaching design involving problembased learning, flipped classroom, and blended learning.

Member of the association of university invigilators in law (censorkorpset for jura).

Member of the association of university invigilators in business and law (censorkorpset for erhvervsjura).

External positions

Editor, Albert H Kritzer Database, Pace University

1 Jan 2017 → …


  • Law
  • Contracts
  • Private law
  • Sales Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Law of Obligations
  • International law
  • Uniform law

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  • Research Output


    Neumann, T., 2019, Kluwer Law International. 152 p. (International Encyclopedia of Laws: Contracts).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

    How Domestic Courts May Shape International Commercial Law Norms

    Neumann, T., 2019, Transnationalisation and Legal Actors: Legitimacy in Question. Lemann Kristiansen, B., Mitkidis, K., Munkholm, L., Neumann, L. & Pelaudeix, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 186-200 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Entire Agreement Clauses: Convergence between US and Danish Contract Law?

    Mitkidis, K. & Neumann, T., 24 Jan 2018, In : Nordic Journal of Commercial Law. 2017, 2, p. 180-208 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

    Open Access
    40 Downloads (Pure)


    Neumann, T., 2018, Damages Under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. 3 ed. Oxford University Press, p. v-vi 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingPreface/Introduction/postscriptResearch

    The Roots and Fruits of Good Faith in Domestic Court Practice

    Neumann, T., 2018, In : Pace International Law Review. 31, 1, p. 59-144 86 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

    Open Access


    CISG Nordic

    Neumann, T. (Creator), CISG Nordic, 1 Jan 2016


    CISG Nordic

    Neumann, T. (Creator), CISG Nordic, 2011


    CISG Nordic

    Neumann, T. (Creator), CISG Nordic, 2009


    CISG Nordic

    Neumann, T. (Creator), CISG Nordic, 2015


    CISG Nordic

    Neumann, T. (Creator), CISG Nordic, 2016



    The role of domestic courts in the interpretation of international commercial law

    Thomas Neumann (Lecturer)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    The Role of Soft Law in International Commercial Law

    Thomas Neumann (Participant)
    9 Nov 2018

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    25th CISG Advisory Council Meeting

    Thomas Neumann (Participant), Ingeborg Schwenzer (Participant)
    8 Nov 201813 Nov 2018

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    UNCITRAL in Cooler Climates

    Thomas Neumann (Lecturer)
    24 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Oxford University Press (Publisher)

    Thomas Neumann (Peer reviewer)
    1 Oct 20171 Feb 2018

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch