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LLM (Cantab), PhD (Heidelberg), Habilitation (Hamburg)
University Lecturer in Comparative Commercial Law; Deputy Director of the LLM; Co-Director of the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL)


Areas: Commercial law. Company law. Insolvency law. Dispute Resolution.

Methods: Doctrinal analysis. Comparison of laws. Economic analysis. Justice theory.

CV / Biography

Positions: University Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, and Senior Member, Newnham College (since 2015).  Senior Research Fellow (2007–2015) and Research Fellow (2006–2007), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.  Research Fellow, Centre for European Economic Law, University of Bonn (2005–2006).  Research Assistant, then Research Fellow, Institute for German and European Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Heidelberg (1998–2004).

Visiting positions: Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (2015–2016).  Research Associate and Max Planck Fellow, University of Oxford and St Catherine’s College (2014–2015).  Faculty Visitor, University of Cambridge (2013).  Academic Visitor, University of Oxford (2012).  Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College (2012).  Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School (2008).

Education: University of Hamburg: Habilitation (2009–2015).  High Court Hamburg: Legal Clerkship, Second State Examination in Law (2006–2008).  University of Heidelberg: PhD in Law (2004–2007).  University of Cambridge: LLM (2002–2003).  University of Ferrara: Erasmus (1999 – 2000). University of Heidelberg: studies in law and economics, First State Examination in Law, French Law Certificate (1997–2002). Educational scholarships and prizes:  Gravenbrucher Kreis (3rd prize, 2012).  Otto Hahn Medal (2009).  Hachenburg Prize (2008).  Cusanuswerk (1998–2006).  Whytehead, St John’s College (2003).

Grants: Thyssen Foundation (2008, 2011–2013).  German-British Jurists’ Association (2009).  Study Group Law and Economy (2007).

Teaching: University of Cambridge (since 2004), University of Warsaw (since 2006), University of Hamburg (2009–2014), Australian National University (2012), China-EU School of Law (2009–2010).

Expert positions: European Parliament: dispute resolution reform (2016). EU-Georgia Association Agreement: company law reform (2016).  World Bank: regulation of dispute resolution (since 2015).  EU Commission: dispute resolution (2012).  Ministry of Justice, Germany: EU and domestic corporate insolvency law reform (2010–2012).  Parliament, Germany: financial institutions law reform (2009).  Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany: European company law (2009).  Ministry of Justice, Germany: mediation law reform (2007–2008).

Memberships (selection):  Editorial Board, Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (since 2016).  Management Committee, Centre for European Studies (since 2016).  Council, British Association of Comparative Law (since 2016).  Editorial Committee, Journal of Corporate Law Studies (since 2015).  Management Committee, 3CL (since 2015).  Academic Member, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (since 2015).  Editorial Board, International Comparative Jurisprudence Journal (since 2015).  Expert Advisory Group, Security Rights and the European Insolvency Regulation (since 2014).  European Law Institute (since 2014).

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