Prof. Dr. Dr. Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt, LL.M. (NYU)

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Mackenrodt’s research focusses on topics such as the law of the digital economy, platform markets, data driven markets, European and German competition law and policy, entrepreneurial strategies and innovation activities and law and economics. 

Professor Mackenrodt holds graduate degrees in law as well as in economics. He studied law (First and Second Juridical State Exam) at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Dr. iur., phD in law), at NYU Law School (LL.M. (NYU)), in Würzburg and at the Université de Genève. In economics, he attended the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), The Research University in the Helmholtz Association (Dr. rer. pol., phD in economics), the Stern Business School in New York and the University of Würzburg. Professor Mackenrodt is qualified as an attorney in the United States (Attorney at Law (New York)) and in Germany. His legal and academic practice includes working at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, at Harvard Law School, at LMU Munich, at the Foreign Office, German Embassy London, and at UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. 


  • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), scholarships for studies in economics and in law in Germany and at the Université de Genève 
  • European Recovery Program (ERP), German Ministry of Economics and German National Academic Foundation, scholarship for studies in the US
  • Prize of the Munich Law Society (Münchener Juristische Gesellschaft e.V.)
  • Faculty Prize, Law Faculty of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • GRUR, Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, research funding

Mackenrodt M-O: “Technologie statt Vertrag? - Sachmangelbegriff, negative Beschaffenheitsvereinbarungen und AGB beim Kauf digitaler Güter [Technology instead of contract? - the concept of material defect, negative quality agreements and general terms and conditions in the purchase of digital goods]”. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen. 2015.

Mackenrodt M-O: “Denationalisierung und Europäisierung im Informationsmodell des UWG - die Irreführung durch Unterlassen zwischen Transparenzgebot und Wahrheitsgebot [Technology instead of contract? - The Concept of material defect, negative quality agreements and general terms and conditions in the purchase of digital goods]”. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin. 2017.

Mackenrodt M-O: “Digitale Märkte als Gegenstand der deutschen Kartellrechtspraxis”. Europarecht. 2021; Beiheft 1: 87-136.

Mackenrodt M-O: “Price and Condition Parity Clauses in Contracts Between Hotel Booking Platforms and Hotels”. IIC. 2019; 50(9): 1131-1143. 


Mackenrodt M-O: “Assessing the Effects of Intellectual Property Rights in Network Standards”. Josef Drexl (Hg.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham; Northampton. 2008; 80-103.