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

    BA in Philosophy

    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

    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.

    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

    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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