Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Legal Affairs

Legal Affairs represents Technische Universität Berlin in legal proceedings, in particular before the Administrative Court and the Labor Court. It also provides general legal advice to all University units. For a list of units which can provide specialized legal advice, please refer to "Other contacts for legal affairs" below.

Legal Affairs' responsibilities:

  • Advising the departments on legal matters relating to their work
  • Legal proceedings related to higher education law and general legal matters
  • Legal proceedings related to labor, employment and staff representation law
  • Legal proceedings related to university admission, examination, and general administrative law
  • Dealing with matters relating to claims and insolvency

Staff

NameStaff codeRoomPhoneArea of work
Fabian EwaldII RH 4116
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-23963- Head of section
- Legal proceedings related to university admission, examination, and general administrative law
- Legal proceedings related to public employment law and appointments
- Matters related to the Freedom of Information Act (IFG)
Dr. Klaus RichterII R1H 4117
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-24062- Legal proceedings related to university admission, examination, and general administrative law
- Legal proceedings related to re-registration and copyright law
- Withdrawal of a university degree
-  Right of access to University property
Anja ThomsenII R2H 4113
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-29322- Legal proceedings related to occupational and staff representation law
- Legal proceedings related to civil, examination, and general administrative law
- Civil law
Ilka SchauerII R3H 4113
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-22956- Legal proceedings related to occupational and staff representation law
- Legal proceedings related to civil, examination, and general administrative law
- Civil law
- Criminal law
Sylvia Chen-ReichartII R01H 4115
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-24297- Matters related to departmental offices, claims and insolvency
- Non-disclosure agreements for students' theses completed at companies
Simone Schirm-HeindlII R02H 4118
Main Building, 4th floor
(0)30-314-22113- Administrative matters
- Claims under public law

Head of section

Organization name Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Building Hauptgebäude
Room H 4116
Address Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Location

  • Marker  Legal Section

Other contacts for legal affairs

Research

Matters concerning the Central Committee for Ethical Research (KEF)

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Research contracts, licenses, and patents

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Non-disclosure agreements for doctoral theses completed with private firms

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)
  • Michaela Neumann (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Non-disclosure agreements for research and development agreements

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Michaela Neumann (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Framework agreements for joint doctoral theses

Contact: Center for Junior Scholars (CJS)

  • Johannes Moes (staff code: VB)

Website: https://tu.berlin/en/cjs/about-us/

Legal affairs relating to Habilitation and doctoral procedures

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Legal Affairs

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Foreign law contracts for academic chairs/contract management

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website:https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Strategic Cooperations

Contract management and controlling for long-term University cooperations

Contact: Appointments and Strategic Cooperations

  • Constantin Kluge (staff code: BK-L)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=110579

If you are uncertain whether Appointments and Strategic Cooperations is the right point of contact for you, please first contact: 

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Human Resources

Labor and collective bargaining law for individual cases (excluding cases in which legal action has been taken)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Legal Affairs

  • Relevant staff member, administrative officers, human resources managers

Website: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/?id=142362

Civil service and labor law (before action has been taken)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Legal Affairs

  • Responsible administrative officers, human resources managers

Website: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/?id=142362

Advising regarding the tenure track process

Contact: Appointments and Strategic Cooperations

  • Astrid Grützner (staff code: BK 10), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=110579

Advising regarding assessments (junior professorships)

Contact: Appointments and Strategic Cooperations

  • Astrid Grützner (staff code: BK 10), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=110579

Salaries (including questions related to social security law)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Payroll specialists, II TX 6

Website: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/?id=142362

Labor law for individual cases (excluding cases in which legal action has been taken)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Administrative officers for civil servants, human resources managers

Website: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/?id=142362

Withdrawal of a university degree

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Competitor dispute proceedings (labor law)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Anja Thomsen (staff code: II R2)
  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Competitor dispute proceedings (labor law)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Staff representation law

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Anja Thomsen (staff code: II R2)
  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Internship contracts (professional internships/advising)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Human resources officers

Website: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/?id=142362

Legal questions regarding appointment procedures

Contact: Appointments and Strategic Cooperations

  • Jannine Krüger (staff code: BK 3)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=110579

Studying and Teaching

Advising on capacity matters

Contact: Strategic Controlling

  • Dr. Patrick Thurian (staff code: SC 3), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=3203

Advising on examination law

Contact: Department I - Student Services, Examination Office

  • Jana Weber (staff code: IB)

Website: https://www.tu.berlin/go1304/ 

Non-disclosure agreements for final theses (excluding doctorates), only for external companies

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Legal Affairs

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Sylvia Chen-Reichart (staff code: II R01)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Cooperation agreements for degree programs

Contact: Department I - Student Services, Examination Office and Strategic Controlling

  • Jana Weber (staff code: IB)
  • Dr. Patrick Thurian (staff code: SC 3)

Website: https://www.tu.berlin/go1304/  (Examination Office) and https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=3203 (Strategic Controlling)

Rights of use for master’s theses

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

 

Academic self-governance

Matters under the remit of the women’s representative

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Brigitte Rompf (staff code: K 32-Ro)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Matters of the Joint Committees

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Aenne Chalhoub (staff code: K 32-Ch)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Legal supervisory affairs of the faculties, central institutes, and student body

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Hans-Joachim Sorgatz (staff code: K 31)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Legal supervisory affairs of the central and faculty committees, central units, joint committees, Electoral Office, student body, women’s representative, University Constitution, and basic matters of academic self-governance

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Annette Hiller (staff code: K 3), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Electoral Office, Office of the Central Election Committee

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Gerald Weberling (staff code: K 35)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Industry & services

Export control and foreign trade law

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website:https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Public procurement law

Contact: Vice President of Administration - Central Procurement - Awarding

  • Angie Barow (staff code: K2 V21), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=202663

Public law claims

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Legal Affairs

  • Simone Schirm-Heindl (staff code: II R02)

 

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Insurance

Liability insurance (students)

Contact: Department IV - Building and Services Management, Space Management, Contract Management Team

  • Ralf Peinemann (staff code: IV A3)

Website: https://www.facilities.tu-berlin.de/?id=7803

Liability insurance (events)

Contact: Department IV - Building and Services Management, Space Management, Contract Management Team

  • Ralf Peinemann (staff code: IV A3)

Website: https://www.facilities.tu-berlin.de/?id=7803

Accident insurance regulations (before a claim is made)

Contact: Occupational Health and Safety Services and Environmental Protection

  • Marianne Walther v. Loebenstein (staff code: SDU)

Website: https://www.arbeits-umweltschutz.tu-berlin.de/?id=5394

Other

General administrative law

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)
  • Anja Thomsen (staff code: II R2)
  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Data protection

Contact: Section on Matters of Academic Self-Administration

  • Annette Hiller (staff code: K3 DS), Contact (vCard)

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?id=199717

Domiciliary rights and legal questions regarding the University’s House Regulations

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Inquiries about ongoing legal proceedings

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)
  • Anja Thomsen (staff code: II R2)
  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Internships for school students/professional internships

Contact: Department - Student Services, Academic Advising Service

  • Bianca Fock (staff code: IE 01)

Website: https://www.studienberatung.tu-berlin.de/?id=133637

Criminal law (criminal charges and complaints)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Copyright and trademark law

Contact: Department V – Research

  • Florian Frank (staff code: VD)

Website: https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/?id=92162

Copyright infringement (warning)

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Fabian Ewald (staff code: II R)
  • Dr. Klaus Richter (staff code: II R1)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"

Please contact II R immediately and do not reply to any legal communications personally. Take note of any deadlines.

Civil law (contract law), right of enforcement

Contact: Department II - Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Human Resources

  • Anja Thomsen (staff code: II R2)
  • Ilka Schauer (staff code: II R3)

Website: see contact information under "Staff"