Markus Hartung is a lawyer and mediator ( He is founder of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. From 2010 to 2019, he was managing director of the Center. Today, as Senior Fellow, he continues his research focusing on market development and trends, management and strategic leadership as well as corporate governance of law firms and business models of law firms with regard to digitalisation of the legal market.

He is Chair of the Committee on Professional Regulation of the German Bar Association (DAV) and Co-Founder of ELTA – The European Legal Technology Association.

He is a regular lecturer and conference-speaker on leadership, management topics and professional ethics and has written numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. He is i.a. co-editor and author of “Wegerich/Hartung: Der Rechtsmarkt in Deutschland” (“The Legal Market in Germany”) which came to the market in 2014 and has developed into a standard reference for the German legal market. He is also Co-author of “How Legal Technology Will Change the Business of Law”, a joint study of The Boston Consulting Group and the Bucerius Law School. In autumn 2018, he co-published and co-authored the book “Legal Tech. How Technology is Changing the Legal World. A Practitioner’s Guide” which is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of Legal Technology on the legal profession.