Patrick C. Leyens is professor at the Chair of Empirical Legal Studies (honorary). His main fields of interest concern the law and economics of German and European corporate, commercial and capital market law, especially corporate governance. He has been awarded several research prizes for his doctoral and post-doctoral theses and further works. Prior to his appointment he was the junior professor for civil law and law and economics at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, and a senior research fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative Private and International Private Law. In 2007 to 2008 he served as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Finance on deposit insurance and investor compensation and from 2009 to 2013 as the Hamburg director of the EDLE. In 2014 he joined the staff of the European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE) and of the EDLE at the School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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