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.




29 January 2020
"The Global Diffusion of Stewardship Codes"
LawFin Seminar (10:15-11:30 AM; HoF E.22/Commerzbank): Speaker: Matthias Siems, European University Institute

27 January 2020
"The Agency Costs of Controlling Shareholders"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 2.45/Boston): Speaker: Assaf Hamdani, Tel Aviv University

20 January 2020
Fee-Shifting Bylaws: An Empirical Analysis"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.27/Dubai): Speaker: Jens Dammann, University of Texas School of Law

16 December 2019
"Bankruptcy Process for Sale"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.27/Dubai): Speaker: Jared Ellias, UC Hastings College of the Law, SF

12 December 2019
"Letting Companies Choose Between One-Tier and Two-Tier Board"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.28/Shanghai): Speaker: Martin Gelter, Fordham University School of Law (joint with Mathias Siems)

9 December 2019
"Markets, Banks, and Shadow Banks"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.27/Dubai): Speaker: David Martinez-Miera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

2 December 2019
"Activists' CEOs"
LawFin Seminar (2:15-3:30 PM; HoF 1.27/Dubai): Speaker: Thomas Keusch, INSEAD