Wolf-Georg Ringe is Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg and Director at the Institute of Law & Economics. He also teaches at the University of Oxford where he is Visiting Professor on a continuous basis, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He has held visiting positions at various institutions in Europe and North America, including Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt University. He is a co-founder and editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation, which has been published by Oxford University Press since 2015. Professor Ringe has been involved in policy work with the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Financial Stability Board. His current research interests are in the general areas of Law & Finance, comparative corporate governance, capital and financial markets, insolvency law and conflict of laws.
Hans-Bernd Schäfer is Professor of Economics at the Law Faculty and at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest are the economic analysis of civil law and development economics. Together with Prof. Dr. Claus Ott he published a German textbook on the economic analysis of civil law (which has been translated into English, Spanish and Chinese) and a series of articles on law and economics. He is director of the Ph.D. Graduate College on Law & Economics and until 2008 was also the Director of the EMLE programme.
Stefan Oeter is Professor of German and Comparative Public Law and Public International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Hamburg and Managing Director of the Institute of International Affairs. He is Chairman of the Independent Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (Council of Europe), a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry of Transport and member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. His main fields of interest in research are comparative federalism, minority protection, humanitarian law, European and international economic law, as well as theory of international law and international relations. He has published together with Prof. Dr. Meinhard Hilf the leading German textbook on WTO law.
Markus Nöth is Professor of Banking and Behavioral Finance at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Hamburg. His main fields of interest are behavioral finance focusing on consumer protection as well as individual investors long-term investments and insurance decisions. In addition, he does research in bank regulation and negotiations.
holds a chair for “Microeconomics with a special focus on Industrial Organization” at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of Hamburg University.
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.
Heribert Hirte is the director of the Seminar of Commercial, Shipping and Business Law at the University of Hamburg since 2000. Previously he taught as Professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (1993-2000), the “Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg” (1999-2004), as visiting Professor at the Doshisha-University, Kyoto (2001), the Korea University, Seoul (2001) and at the “Università Bocconi” Milan (2006 and 2008). In Milan he has been a member of the “Collegio dei docent” of the “Dottorato di ricerca in Diritto dell’Impresa” since 2003. Apart from his academic career he was deputy member of the constitutional court of Thuringia from 1995 until 2000. As editor of several journals on insolvency and financial law his field of interest is focused on these topics. His research interests take comparative and interdisciplinary aspects in account. Therefore he is also a member of the Graduate School on Law & Economics of the University of Hamburg.
Michael Fehling is Professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, where he has held the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law since 2001. Previously he taught public law at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau. His research interests include economic regulation and administrative law from a European perspective (particularly the reform of public services and the regulation of network-industries), environmental law, media law, freedom of science and University organization, comparative public law (USA) and the economic analysis of administrative law. Together with Matthias Ruffert he recently edited a comprehensive work on the legal perspectives on regulation.
Wolfgang Drobetzis professor of corporate finance and ship finance at the University of Hamburg. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of St. Gallen and completed his Habilitation at the University of Basel. Wolfgang taught financial theory at the Bucerius Law School and the WHU Otto Beisheim Graduate School. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, asset management and ship finance. Wolfgang’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Finance and served as co-president of the European Financial Management Association.
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork holds a chair for civil procedure Law at Hamburg University. He served as a judge at the Court of Appeal in Hamburg and has published extensively on civil and civil procedural law (including arbitration), insolvency law, commercial law and media law. He is the editor of several leading journals on civil, business and insolvency law. His main field of interest is insolvency law with a focus on the law of restructuring distressed companies. This includes the economic aspects and the economic analysis of company and insolvency law. Having served for five years as Vice Dean of the Law Faculty he was awarded the Robert S. Campbell Visiting Fellowship of Magdalen College Oxford and spent the academic year 2010/2011 as a visiting researcher in Oxford.
Stefan Voigt is professor at the University of Hamburg and the director of its Institute of Law & Economics. He is a fellow with CESifo (Munich). Previous positions include chairs at the Universities of Marburg, Kassel and Ruhr-University Bochum. Voigt has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin, in Greifswald, and at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the economic effects of constitutions. More specifically, current research focuses on the economic effects of judicial institutions. Voigt is one of the editors of Constitutional Political Economy and a member of various boards including those of Public Choice and the International Review of Law & Economics. Voigt has consulting experience with both the public and the private sector. He has worked with the World Bank, the European Commission and the OECD but also with the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).