02 Sep Christian König
Christian König is the Managing Director of the Association of Private Bausparkassen in Berlin, Germany and the European Federation of Building Societies in Brussels, Belgium. Christian König’s involvement with housing finance issues began long before taking on the dual directorships of the Association of Private Bausparkassen and the European Federation of Building Societies. In 2003 Christian König joined the Brussels office of the German Bausparkassen and the European Federation of Building Societies as Head of Office. He added to his responsibilities in 2012 when he became the Head of Legal Affairs for the Association of Private Bausparkassen in Berlin. Christian König was elected Managing Director European Federation of Building Societies in November 2017. Since May 2018 Christian König is also Managing Director of the Association of Private Bausparkassen. Christian König’s scope of works include the evaluation of legislative proposals in the field of banking, contract and consumer protection law, as well as housing policy of the European Union as well as of other German regulatory and legislative institutions. He is a regular member in expert groups at the EU level, for example the Forum Group on mortgage credit and the CFR-Network on European Contract Law of the European Commission to name a few. Christian König is a registered German attorney admitted to the bar. He regularly publishes books, articles and reviews in German and international journals on German and EU mortgage and consumer credit law and has been a speaker at several international conferences throughout the world. Before joining the European Federation of Building Societies, Christian König worked for several law firms in Bonn, Cologne, Stockholm and for the German Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok. He studied law in Germany, France, Austria and Sweden and holds a degree in German law, a French diploma degree in comparative law and a Master of European Law. Christian König is married and has two children.