Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1993
    Studied Law and Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany, and Hochschule für Philosophie (School of Philosophy) Munich, Germany

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    BA in Philosophy

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    First Legal State Examination in Law

  • 1993
    Visiting Researcher Harvard Law School, USA. Research Assistant for Prof. Arthur von Mehren

  • 1994 – 1995
    Clerkship for various courts ("Referendarzeit"), Munich, Germany

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    Second Legal State Examination in Law

  • 1994 – 2002
    Assistant Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 1995
    Completed PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 1996
    Visiting Researcher Harvard Law School, USA. Research Assistant for Prof. J. H. H. Weiler

  • 1996 – 1997
    Diploma in Legal Studies, Cambridge University, UK

  • 2001
    Completed Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 2002 – 2007
    Appointment as fully tenured professor for Private Law, German and European commercial, corporate and banking law, University of Marburg, Germany.

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    Director of the Institute for Commercial Law, University of Marburg, Germany

  • Since 2007
    Appointment as fully tenured professor for Private Law, Corporate and Banking Law, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

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    Member of Frankfurt University's House of Finance Center

  • 2008 – 2009
    Holder of the "Alfred Grosser chaire" at SciencesPo, Paris, France

  • Since 2009
    Permanent guest professor at SciencesPo, Paris, France, as well as member of their PhD school

  • 2010
    Received a competing offer for a fully tenured chair for Private Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

  • 2012
    Affiliation with SciencesPo's Faculty (Institut d'Etudes Politiques), Paris, France

  • 2012 – 2013
    Senior visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, UK

  • 2013
    Guest Professor, Sorbonne University, Paris I, Paris, France

Selected publications

  • Langenbucher/Bliesener/Spindler (Eds.), Bankrechtskommentar, Munich 2013, (Banking and Corporate Law)

  • Aktien- und Kapitalmarktrecht, Juristische Kurzlehrbücher, 2nd ed. Munich 2011, (Corporate and capital markets law)

  • Legal commentary of sections 291-299, 308-310 AktG (German law of corporate groups), in: Hommelhoff/Lutter/K. Schmidt (Eds.), SE/AG (Societas Europaea and German stock corporation), 2nd ed. Cologne 2010

  • Zentrale Akteure der Corporate Governance: Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats, (The composition of corporate boards)

    ZGR 2012, p. 341

  • Bausteine eines Bankgesellschaftsrechts: Zur Stellung des Aufsichtsrats in Finanzinstituten (CRD IV and Corporate Governance of Banks – A New Discipline in the Making), ZHR 176 (2012), p. 652

  • Vorstandshaftung und Legalitätspflicht in regulierten Branchen (Efficient breach of the law and CEO?s duties), ZBB 2013, p. 16. Insider Trading in European Law. In: Bainbridge (Ed.), Research Handbook on Insider Trading, 2013

  • Anlegerschutz – Ein Bericht zu theoretischen Prämissen und legislativen Instrumenten (Investor Protection – A report on theoretical premises and legislative instruments), ZHR 177 (2013), under work at the publisher



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of selection commitee Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

  • Referee for a number of national and international scientific bodies

Additional qualifications

  • Delivered expert opinions for various federal ministries, EU parliament and state agencies


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Corporate governance


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