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|Helge Dedek is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He currently teaches the courses 'Contractual Obligations' and 'Advanced Civil Law Obligations'. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, Germany. His dissertation, which received the annual Award of the University Society Bonn for the best doctoral thesis of all faculties, focuses on the reliance measure of contract damages from a historical and comparative perspective. In 2004, he obtained an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School as a Langdon H. Gammon Fellow. Before completing his graduate work, he practised with the Chamber of Civil Law Notaries in Cologne, Germany, primarily in the fields of corporate law and real estate transactions. In the course of his legal studies, he has held several scholarships from institutions such as the German National Academic Foundation ('Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes') and the 'Zeit'-Foundation ('Bucerius Jura Programm'). Professor Dedek is interested in and has published in the areas of private law, in particular the law of obligations, comparative law, comparative legal history and Roman law.|