Langenbucher, Katja

Associate professor at Sciences Po
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Katja Langenbucher: studied law and philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Harvard Law School and Cambridge University. She holds a full professorship for Private Law, Corporate and Financial Law in Goethe-University's House of Finance. Katja Langenbucher was awarded the Alfred Grosser Chaire, Sciences Po, Paris in 2008/2009. She has been a permanent guest professor there for 2 years and has been an affiliated professor since 2011. She was a Research Fellow at LSE London in 2012/2013 and held visiting positions at Paris I/La Sorbonne (2012), University of Vienna and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and at Columbia Law School (2015). Katja Langenbucher is principal investigator at the center of excellence „SAFE“ in Frankfurt, board member of Deutsche Postbank and of the Foundation Nationale de Sciences Politiques. She holds advisory positions at "Deutsche Aktieninstitut“, "Arbeitskreis Wirtschaft und Recht im Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ (board member), "Gesellschaftrechtliche Vereinigung“ (VGR) and has recently been awarded a „opus magnum“ fellowship from Volkswagen Stiftung.

Katja Langenbucher's research focuses on corporate and capital markets law and includes selected topics of European Legal Theory.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise

  • Corporate law
  • Capital markets law


Her publications include:

  • Economic transplants – on lawmaking for corporations and capital markets, Cambridge University Press 2017
  • Shareholder activism, institutions of corporate governance and re-reading Roe, RTDF 2016, 70, (note available at Oxford Business Law Blog, OBLB)
  • Hedge fund activism in Germany and in the US - on convergences, differences and normative reasoning, FS Baums, 2017
  • Do we need a law of corporate groups? Fleischer/Kanda/Kim/Mülbert (Hrsg.), German-Asian Perspectives on Company Law, 2016, 353
  • Diversity on corporate boards - why, how? Revue Trimestrielle du Droit Financier 2015, 63
  • Household finance and the law – a case study on economic transplants in: Faia/Hackethal/Haliassos/Langenbucher (Eds.), Financial Regulation: A Transatlantic Perspective, 2015, Cambridge University Press
  • Insider Trading in European Law, in: Bainbridge (Ed.), Research Handbook on Insider Trading, 2013, p. 429