Prof. Dr. Beate Gsell holds the Chair of Civil Law, Civil Procedure, European Private Law and Procedure at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU), Germany. She is also a Judge at the Munich Higher Regional Court (OLG München) and member of the management board of the Munich Center for Dispute Resolution (MuCDR). She was appointed a permanent member of the Jean-Monnet-Centre of Excellence on European Integration (INspiRE) at the University of Augsburg. Her research focuses on the system of civil law and its doctrinal coherence including the specific methodological challenges of the multi-level system within the European Union. Within this field, she is particularly interested in the areas of the law of obligations as well as consumer law. Her research is also concerned with (European) civil procedural law, with a particular focus on the enforcement of consumer rights and consumer redress.