Christian Takoff

Full Professor of Law
University of Sofia

University of Sofia
Zar Osvoboditel Blvd 15
1000 Sofia
Tel: (+359) 889 292 006


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Curriculum Vitae
Christian Takoff (1965) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he enjoyed his legal education as well. He acquired his Masters degree in law at the University of Sofia (1992), his Legum magister degree (LLM) in Hamburg, Germany (1995) and his doctorate at the University of Sofia (1997). Christian Takoff was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Hamburg (2004–2006). As of 1992 he is assistant professor at the University of Sofia, since 1996 major assistant professor, since 1997, Christian Takoff holds tenure as main lecturer at the the Veliko Turnovo University (Bulgaria) in Civil Law as well and since 2009 (after habilitation) he holds the chair for Family and Hereditary Law at the Law Faculty of the Sofia University. His current field of interest covers the general part of civil law, law of contracts, hereditary law and comparative law. He has written more than 20 publications and 3 monographs. The most recent ‘Voluntary Representation’ deals with the problems of agency in Bulgarian law from a comparative perspective, and the ‘Method for Solving of Civil Cases’ with theoretical and practical issues of legal methodology. Christian Takoff also works as legal advisor and arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Christian Takoff participated at the Supervisory Board of the State Agency for Post-privatisation Control (2000–2004) and at the Legislative Council of the Bulgarian Parliament (2000– 2001 and 2006–2008).