Doris Kiendl was born in 1968. She received her Master´s degree and her Doctorate in Law at Karl Franzens University Graz (Austria) and her degree of Master of Legal Studies in Comparative European and International Law (LL.M.) at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Presently Kiendl is a Senior Lecturer in the International Management Programm at Fachhochschule JOANNEUM. Her teaching responsibilities focus on European Union law, international business law and international arbitration. From 1993-1998 she served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law and Private International Law at Karl Franzens Universität Graz. Both her research and her teaching was concentrated on international and domestic consumer law, contracts, torts and European Union law. From 1998 until 2000 she worked as an Associate at Kaan, Cronenberg & Partner, Attorneys at Law in Graz (Austria). In this capacity she represented clients before court, drafted and negotiated contracts and consulted clients in matters of contracts, torts and international commerce. Doris Kiendl has published several books on consumer law in an international perspective (e.g. „Unfaire Klauseln in Verbraucherverträgen“ ORAC, Vienna 1997; „Das neue Konsumentenschutzrecht“ WUV Vienna 1998) and papers on issues of consumer law and European business law (e.g. “Private Enforcement of Competition Law: Damages for Breach of European Competition Rules”, Paper given at the International Conference on Law and Commerce 2005 in Kuala Lumpur; “The Implementation of EU Law in Austria: Consumer Credits“ EMP Journal Special ed. 1998, 28; “Time Sharing in Österreich. Die Umsetzung der EG Richtlinie über Teilzeitnutzungsverträge“ WoBl 1997, 11, 67; “Jüngste Entwicklungen in der Rechtsprechung des EuGH zur Betriebsübergangs-Richtlinie“, WBl 1997, 57). She has been serving as lecturer on European Union law in Melbourne (Australia), Helsinki (Finland), Berlin (Germany), Maribor (Slovenia), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Prague (Chechia).