Ass.-Prof. Dr. Florian Heindler

LocationFreudplatz 3, Vienna
Telephone+43 (0)1 90 500 70 / 1684
Consultation hoursby appointment only
Field of workTeaching:
Property Law (Course)
- KO Private International Law (Course)
- SE Comparative Private Law (Seminar)
- KO Law of Obligations (Course)



Prof Heindler's research interests are principally concerned with private international law in various contexts (applicable law, jurisdiction, recognition & enforcement and legal cooperation), comparative law, and foundations of private law. The main writing project since 2017 has been a contribution to the commentary Rummel & Lukas (ABGB) on private international law forthcoming in winter 2020. Prof Heindler also publishes the volume on the 40th anniversary of the Austrian Private International Law Act forthcoming in winter 2020.


Recent publications

Zak 2020/237: Schadenersatz mit Auslandsberührung wegen COVID-19/Cross-border damage claims caused by COVID-19 (in German)

ÖBA 2020,395: Die Faustpfandpublizität im IPR/ Physical handover publicity in PIL (in German)

EPLJ 2019, 301: Continuation of security rights in movable assets in conflict of laws – Austrian approach reconsidered

ULR 2019, 685: The law applicable to third-party effects of transactions in intermediated securities

Responsibilities and Membership

Vice Chairman of the SFU Academic Senate (

President of the Interdisciplinary Association of Comparative and Private International Law (

Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL)

Associate member of the Centre for Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen


Sarah Kremser, LLB

Markus Schober

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Florian Heindler