We are LawFin

The Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance is the first interdisciplinary economics and jurisprudential research group in Germany funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)). We bring together scholars from around the world from both fields and related disciplines who share the common view that intense interdisciplinary collaboration carries tremendous potential for widening our understanding of the interdependency of law and finance.




22 March 2019
"Women in Finance"

The Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance will host the first Women in Finance Workshop at the House of Finance. Samuli Knüpfer (BI Norwegian Business School) will hold the keynote on "What prevents women from reaching the top". You can find the program here. To register, please send an e-mail to fleig[at]lawfin.uni-frankfurt[dot]de

19 Mar 2019
„Shareholder Collaboration“

LawFin Seminar (12:00-1:15 PM; HoF 3.36): Jill E. Fisch (Penn Law) presents her joint work with Simone M. Sepe (University of Arizona) on the development of insider-shareholder collaboration and a taxonomy of the novel collaborative model. [more]

8 Feb 2019
"What is Finance for? A Functional Framework for Finance and Law"

LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.28): Thomas Coendet (KoGuan Law School) presents his work on how a functional framework for finance and law plays out in legal analysis.


28 Jan 2019
"Banking on States? The Divergent Trajectories of European Finance after the Crisis"

LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 3.36): Elsa Massoc (European University Institute) presents her work on the various influences of public authorities on bank management after the global financial crisis. [more]