Prof. Dr. Rainer Freise

For decades active participation in Reform of Transport Law and, in particular, Railway Law, member and/or Chairman for many years of UIC Legal Group in Paris and as an expert participant in the conferences for the Reform of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) in Bern.

Since 2011 Consultant on Railway and Transport Law and Insurance Matters (Marine)

From 2006 until 2010 President of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) in Bern

Since 2004 Honorary Professor on Transport Law at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main

From 2000 until 2012 Managing Director of OVA Re, Dublin, Captive Insurance of the Deutsche Bahn Group

From 1999 until 2010 Head of Insurance Department of German Railways and, in dual function, Managing Director of OVA (Deutsche Verkehrs-Assekuranz-Vermittlungs-GmbH), industrial and commercial broker of the Deutsche Bahn Group

From 1993 until 1998 Head of Legal Department (General Counsel), Deutsche Bahn AG

From 1973 at German Railways (Deutsche Bundesbahn), from 1982 until 1993 Head of Department for Transport Law

Legal studies and matriculation on the subject of the Reform of Shipowner's Liability

Born 1944, married, one daughter